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Do you want to Socially Re-connect?

By |2021-05-19T20:57:06+01:0019th May 2021|Blog Post, Uncategorized|

I am a fortunate to be a member of the Rowan House community, all the staff and therapists at Rowan House are committed to supporting you on your wellbeing journey. Being a member of such a dedicated community is both humbling and affirming. As a ‘one-man-band’ psychotherapist it can be a professionally lonely experience, compounded [...]

5 tips for getting back into the swing of daily life

By |2021-04-19T13:04:37+01:0019th April 2021|Blog Post, Uncategorized|

It’s been a long and arduous year for all of us however there is light at the end of the tunnel and we realise that we may need to prepare for becoming reacquainted with our ‘normal’ lives. The landscape of living has drastically changed both personally and professionally so we have put together a 5 [...]

Are you ready for the New Normal?

By |2021-04-19T11:59:00+01:0019th April 2021|Blog Post, Uncategorized|

We are told things are returning to normal, road maps, vaccines, schools re-opened and non-essential services opening soon, I for one will welcome a haircut! The world around us is returning to some sort of normal but what does return to normal mean for you? Let us get one thing clear form the outset, ‘return [...]

A note to All the Mother’s on Mother’s Day

By |2021-03-13T08:55:22+01:0013th March 2021|Blog Post, Uncategorized|

The past 12 months has seen unparalleled change for us all, but possibly the most effected have been mums with school aged children. Roles have changed and the magnitude of hats in your closet just got bigger and now include Teacher, Entertainments Manager, Sports Coach, Councillor and Advocate. You have lost your normal support team [...]

Manageable Moments of Self-care for Busy Mums

By |2021-03-13T07:40:51+01:0010th March 2021|baby massage, Blog Post, Uncategorized|

As mothers, self-care is often the first thing that we neglect, especially in times of stress and anxiety. Self-care can seem like a luxury and something that we need time and money to achieve; for example an indulgent spa day with friends, a relaxing massage/facial or a long walk by the beach. These things are [...]

Are you a good friend to yourself?

By |2021-04-19T11:44:25+01:0016th February 2021|Blog Post, Uncategorized|

Being as good a friend to yourself as you are to others is an act of kindness, self-compassion. Self-compassion is the ability to nurture, encourage and be patient with oneself. Self-compassion is not self-esteem however, self-compassion enables the individual to reset the metric, stop benchmarking oneself against others meaning ‘you don’t have to feel better [...]

Resolving conflicts with your inner self

By |2021-01-18T07:42:15+01:0018th January 2021|Blog Post, Uncategorized|

Listening to our inner self is unique to the individual but, answer this if you can, what voice do you hear most often, that positive, compassionate and nurturing one (when we are our own best friend) or that negative, pessimistic and corrosive one (the bully that resides in all of us)? This conflict with our [...]

Your 2021 Guide to Positive Affirmations

By |2020-12-17T12:39:21+01:0017th December 2020|Blog Post, Uncategorized|

This month we will consider the power of affirmations. As a solution focused practitioner, I am committed to helping people identify the solutions that are right for them, providing a safe, nurturing and non-judgemental package of support to improved wellbeing, so I am an advocate of positive thought. Why use positive affirmations? Often people will [...]

Taking things in your stride

By |2020-11-20T09:52:14+01:0019th November 2020|Blog Post, Uncategorized|

In 1983, Mathew Wilder, so eloquently said, ‘Ain’t nobody going to break-a my stride’. This statement epitomises those people around us whom appear to ‘take everything in their stride’. Often these people will maintain a positive outlook on life and an obvious resilience that flies in the face of the constant flux that has come [...]

How would you rank your Emotional Intelligence?

By |2020-11-19T10:32:04+01:0019th November 2020|Blog Post, Uncategorized|

In this blog I will be introducing the concept of Emotional Intelligence (EQ), what it is to be emotionally intelligent and the difference this will have on our own lives and the people that matter to us. There is an established societal value of IQ, a person’s reasoning ability.  However, as important is a person’s [...]