OK, so it was vegetarian and smothered in tomato sauce rather than gravy, but I had my first Christmas dinner of the year last night at a wonderful even hosted by Anxious Minds North East - a charity that I am proud to be a trustee of. And I want to shout about these guys. … Continue reading A charity gala and my first Christmas dinner
As part of my therapy, my counsellor asked me to write a metaphorical story about me, as a child, and my struggles. So this is a little story about anxiety and the upbeat parts of my personality that I wouldn't give away - the excitable parts. Would I swap my excitability if it would take … Continue reading It’s behind you!
Psychology has long fascinated me. But I never truly believed that psychological approaches would work for me in quite the way they seem to be right now. I never believed they could have a long-lasting, deep rooted effect. But much like The Pixies, Courtney Love and, sadly, Sun-In spray-on hair bleach (my locks haven't been … Continue reading Psychology – I’m a believer!
I'm neither a psychiatrist or a psychologist, but I'm a consumer of both ideas. So I reckon I can say something on the subject... Have you seen the Twitter war? The psychologists v psychiatrists war of words in 140 characters. It can be as caustic as JK Rowling v Donald Trump, except in this war, … Continue reading Psychiatry v Psychology
I have a new counsellor. I was referred because, during my counselling assessment, it was suggested that online CBT and management of symptoms probably wouldn't cut it. I'd done all that. It got me through but it didn't move me forward. It was time to tackle the big stuff. Was I ready? As ready as … Continue reading It’s time to ponder the big stuff