I’m not in control and I could screeeeeeam !!!

I’m sure like me you’ve had days when everything seemed to be stressful.  I recently had one such day and within the course of 4 hours had gone from being  a calm, rational person to a torrent of exasperation and frustration. A banking ‘glitch’ resulted in none of my standing orders being paid on time […]

Anxiety is no fun

Anxiety is no fun   Nearly everyone has suffered from some form of anxiety can suffer from anxiety but it is no fun and can stop us enjoying life.  Anxiety can bring with it a whole range of symptoms from the physical to the psychological; some of these symptoms are made worse if they are visible […]

Why do my clients come to see me?

Most of my clients come to see me for help with anxiety – because that’s what I specialise in. Sometimes they have experienced severe physical symptoms of anxiety which have become unbearable over time; blushing, sweating, IBS, insomnia, a racing heartbeat, lack of concentration etc can all be overwhelming. Often they have been avoiding certain […]

Self matters

One of the most important things we can remember as individuals is that we are responsible for our self belief, self confidence and self esteem, in fact we need to take responsibility for this for times when we find ourselves alone. Our emotional health and well-being is just as important as our physical health as […]

Stress and sports performance

There has been extensive research into the effect of stress on sports performance; it is widely recognised that some stress can be beneficial but there is fine line between beneficial stress and detrimental stress; in short overly high stress leads to lowered performance: When overall stress levels  are too high symptoms such as anxiety, anger […]

Mental skills for sports performance

Whatever sport you play, your performance depends not only on your physical skills but also your mental skills.   Whilst you are in control of your preparation for the game, you can never predict how the game will play out.  Injury, the state of the pitch, the weather,  bad calls by the referee, superior fitness […]

Self-reflection: Part 2

In my previous blog about self-reflection I suggested keeping 3 lists over 7 days: What’s working well What’s not working so well What’s not working at all 1 What’s working well As you read through this list make a note of your personal strengths that you have drawn on which have contributed to the things […]