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 […]

Self-reflection

I recently had to write a self-reflective essay on a course I am taking and it helped me realise that it was a very long time since I had reflected about myself and my life. Like most people I always seem to be caught up in the day-to-day demands and challenges of life.  Reflection allows […]

Your self-talk follows you everywhere

Our self-talk is probably one of the most important factors in our happiness and success – but it can also undermine the even the most talented and likeable people if they are  unaware of their self-talk or fail to understand its significance.  The reason why it is so important is because of the cycle it […]

Social Anxiety

Over the years I have seen many clients with social anxiety and have witnessed  how miserable it has made them.  Social anxiety is an intense fear of being negatively judged or even rejected by others.   Suffers often cope by avoiding certain situations, sometimes for years and yet whilst any avoidance strategy may bring relief, […]