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From time to time, we can all experience those annoying little aches and pains in life, which can be frustrating and tiresome. From those sports injuries we incur during training regimes through to niggling issues that can sometimes make us feel a bit low. I aim to help people who Read more…


Is your sport performance less than you’d hoped? Have you lost your motivation to go to the gym? Do you want to improve at the sport you love? Do you just struggle to find time where your health and well-being are concerned? You are not alone – many people find Read more…


Happy New Year! So, it’s that time of the year again, and like most of us, I’m thinking of the things I can do to make 2017 better than 2016, and if the new enquiries that have already started to come in are anything to go by, I’m not alone! Read more…


In today’s article, I am discussing the dangers of prolonged stress on our psychological and physical well-being. Everybody feels the effects of stress from time to time, and the human brain is really good at helping us get through those times. But, the very real dangers of long-term stress are maybe Read more…


SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder With the sunshine finally giving way to rain and the nights starting to draw in, it’s not uncommon for people to experience a low mood and stress in the autumn months – especially if we have enjoyed a summer break with a spot of sea, Read more…


OK, here is my confession – I am a Pokemon addict! The first time I played Pokemon was probably in 2004, when I had a GameBoy Advance, and collecting those little guys became a hobby of mine for a while – a welcome distraction. Eventually, I finished the game and Read more…


Newport Newsflash! Sorry that I’ve been a bit quiet lately (and apologies for missing the May Newsletter!), but I have had a massive change in my personal circumstances, and a simultaneous change in my professional life! Things are settling down now, but there is a short piece of news I’d Read more…


Five tips for a great night’s sleep As a therapist, I find that a lot of the people who come to see me suffer with some form of disturbed sleep, or insomnia. And it doesn’t matter if they come for help with anxiety, phobias, low mood or anything else – Read more…


With Spring just around the corner, now is the ideal time to think about those niggling problems you’d like to change. Winter can send us into a state of physical and mental “hibernation”, and although many people look ahead to the arrival of Spring with great optimism and pleasure, for Read more…


What does ‘Hypnosis’ mean to you? Relaxing or scary? Useful or Voodoo? In this article I hope to debunk some of the more stubborn Hypnosis myths.