Change is inevitable

By |2021-11-01T22:01:28+00:001st November 2021|Blog Post, Uncategorized|

As the chapter on Rowan House draws to a close so new opportunities will present and although the closure may not be a contributor to your frustrations, worries or sadness it will be for some of those professionals and their clients who have called Rowan House their home.  So, thank you to Rachel and team [...]

Teen Parental Survival Guide – Part 2

By |2021-09-14T21:21:53+01:0012th August 2021|Blog Post, Uncategorized|

August 2020 I provided an insight into the teenage mind and can be viewed here, but as our children return to school this month I was asked to revisit these issues and provide parents/carers with additional context for those times of need. First, in the most kindest of terms, please be mindful that your teens [...]

How do you C.O.P.E when your stress bucket overflows?

By |2021-07-20T12:32:30+01:0020th July 2021|Blog Post, Uncategorized|

As we have reached mid-summer I thought it might provide a focus for some positive reflection on action and take the opportunity to take stock, stop and look around, as life moves pretty fast and you might miss it. In this context ‘it’ is the good things you are already doing to ensure a positive [...]

How to fuel a positive mind

By |2021-06-21T13:56:14+01:0021st June 2021|Blog Post, Uncategorized|

June, what a glorious month, the flowers are blooming, the bee’s are buzzing and the sun is shining! My wish is that you are taking the time to pause and notice, savour and value those things that bring you joy. The mindful practice of making time for you to notice, savour and value is good [...]

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+00:0013th 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+00:0010th 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 [...]