Counselling

Are you suffering with ‘pee shyness’?

Are you suffering with ‘pee shyness’?

If you get nervous or embarrassed about having a pee you might be suffering from a toilet phobia; a type of social anxiety. It's about those negative feelings when you are going to use a public toilet or a toilet in other people's homes. We know that pee shyness is...

10 Interesting questions about counselling

10 Interesting questions about counselling

Counselling is a huge subject. There are lots written but what do you need to know about counselling if you want to get help from a counsellor? This blog answers some questions and provides you with information that will help you if you decide to have counselling. 1....

How to stop adults nail-biting and picking

How to stop adults nail-biting and picking

Do you know what happens with nail-biting and skin picking? I do. I have met so many nail-biters who have been nibbling for years. Let me tell you about nail-biting and picking… If you are a nail biter, you probably don’t feel very proud of the habit. You want to...

After the lockdown: when social anxiety takes over

After the lockdown: when social anxiety takes over

Have you ever walked into a pub or restaurant and felt like you wanted to hide? Maybe you just wanted to fade into the background… You felt that all the eyes were focused on you like lasers searching for a target. Your breathing speeds up. You feel confused and you...

Bereavement: 5 ways to help someone who is grieving

Bereavement: 5 ways to help someone who is grieving

Today I'm thinking about all the people who have lost a loved one from the pandemic or at some other time. My condolences to you. Loss is hard at any time, but with the restrictions of lockdown and the COVID pandemic, things are more difficult. But maybe you are a...

Anxiety: Where does it come from and what does it mean?

Anxiety: Where does it come from and what does it mean?

Many people have heard of anxiety but where does it come from and what does it mean if you have anxiety? When people talk about anxiety they are talking about anxious thoughts and feelings that result in changes in behaviours. Often people avoid doing things because...

Mothers Day isn’t a happy day for everyone

Mothers Day isn’t a happy day for everyone

Mothers Day 14th March 2021 Mothers Day isn't a happy day for everyone as some people will have lost their mum and are still grieving following the death of their mother. This can make Mothers Day a hard time for some people but it is possible to make things easier....

How to calm your panic attacks

How to calm your panic attacks

Let me tell you a story about calming a panic attack... Rachael (not her real name) froze. A horrendous sense of dread started to fill her mind. Was she going to die now? Her heart started to beat so fast that she felt it would rupture through her chest. She couldn't...

Understanding Grief

Understanding Grief

This week is National Grief Week - 2nd - 8th December 2020. Hi, I'm Linda. I'm a hypnotherapist and counsellor specialising in helping adults with stress and anxiety and bereavement and loss. I also help people who are anticipating loss or those animal lovers who have...