Counselling is an opportunity to learn more about ourselves; to heal, to change and to grow. We all experience difficulties and distress in our lives and, if this becomes overwhelming, counselling can be very helpful. Within every one of us, there is the capacity to be all that we want to be. I am dedicated to facilitating you in your counselling, as you explore and embrace your possibilities. Telling your story out loud can be profoundly healing; it is a privilege for me to bear witness to your experience, and to sit with you in your vulnerability.
I’m aware that counselling can be hard work, and it can take us to challenging places. However, the counselling room, and the therapeutic relationship, is the ideal space in which to travel to those places – a respectful and deeply caring environment; a place of safety and trust, where it is ok to be vulnerable. I believe that we find strength in our vulnerabilities, and I have witnessed the power of acknowledging and accepting our deepest pains, traumas and losses, and accepting our cracks as part of our beauty.
Let’s extract health from weight focus, and look at some real things that parents can do to support their child in navigating our diet focused culture, and develop a healthy relationship with food and body.
For Eating Disorder Awareness Week, with the themes 'come as you are' (US theme) and 'breaking down barriers' (UK theme), it's an opportunity for professionals to reflect on our practice, and ensure that they are really 'walking the walk'.
When research shows that atypical anorexia is three times more prevalent than of sufferers have a higher BMI, we see that atypical anorexia is actually… typical.
A new year sees another contribution to Fatventure mag - check it out here…
The concern in engaging with festive food is that we will become totally abandoned and we won’t know when or how to stop. Somewhere in the middle of that is a different way… permission to trust your body…
Working within The Walled Nursery and living in this rural part of the world, perhaps we can take our cues from nature, and think about what we can learn from nature's cycle at this time of year.
Francesca and and I had so much to say when she invited me on to her Curious Parent podcast... that she invited me back for another episode!
I'm delighted to be a contributor to this ace new magazine, focusing on and featuring people of size who want to participate in an active lifestyle but don’t want to participate in restrictive and punitive ol’ diet culture!
Well, this was a fun thing that happened recently... I was invited to be a guest on a great new podcast, The Curious Parent. It has been developed for busy parents to support them in getting their children world-ready…
…we were struck by how wonderful it would be if we could see our errors as black gold - that we could take our mistakes, our not-quite-rights and almost-good-enoughs, and turn them into nourishment, nutrients and sustenance for all our intentional growth.