Right. This. Second.

Something I’ve noticed about parenthood is the immediacy of it. The urgency. Of course there are moments of calm, when your child is happily engaged and you can relax and enjoy watching their pleasure. And there’s nap time. But in between those times, the incessant...

Nurturing the Nurturer

Do me a favour. Go and get yourself a cup of tea and settle down. This one may take a little while. A caveat- this post is based around a therapeutic technique and, as such, you may read it and find yourself feeling upset or troubled, or that it raises memories or...
Controlling the Controller

Controlling the Controller

There’s an idea in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy that anxiety is caused by misinterpreting a situation as unsafe.  It’s that fight or flight response again, the adrenaline rush that means when we’re faced with a big bear looming out of the woods, we are...
The Blooming Blues

The Blooming Blues

The prevalence of postnatal anxiety and depression is being increasingly recognised, and services set up to support women after birth (although there is still much improvement to be made). However, antenatal problems remain largely a silent affliction, despite 1...