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Dog Days

15 September 2020

There is absolutely loads of research out in the world that clearly shows a link between pet ownership and mental health. The vast majority of it states that owning a pet such as a dog or cat is a good thing for a person’s mental health and can alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression. This popped into my head this morning as I watched the family dogs wander around the garden they love (but treat very badly!) whilst they went about doing the kind of things that dogs do. I am often fascinated by these creatures, fascinated and infuriated … Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

12 March 2020

I have just emailed all of my clients the below message around Coronavirus. Not much more to add really, but felt it was worth putting onto my site somewhere.   Dear As I am sure … Read more

Business Practicing?

25 February 2020

I am not a businessman. Ask any of my clients who have been coming to see me for any length of time and they will confirm this to you. I don’t understand marketing much beyond … Read more

Questionable Qualifications

28 January 2020

I stumbled across an interesting video on the BBC website this morning which asked the question ‘Can anyone call themselves a therapist or counsellor’. The common sense answer to this is ‘no’, obviously someone must … Read more

12 in 7

20 January 2020

I read with sadness and a truly heavy heart that an investigation into treatment of eating disorders in the NHS is such that at least twelve people have died in the last seven years because … Read more

Even the Best Things Tend to End

14 January 2020

January is a funny month for psychotherapists. They can be manic sometimes, enquiries near enough every day and several new clients can appear in the same week. Sometimes – and this is true of this … Read more

Attachment and Therapy – How Does it Work?

10 January 2020

As part of the 12 Step programme, people with addiction issues are asked to define someone or something as a ‘higher power’. This could be God (of whichever form or description you choose), or someone … Read more

1 in 4

10 January 2020

A client greeted me this morning with a cheery, ‘happy new decade’ as they walked into my office. I was a bit distracted as I was concentrating making their usual coffee as it was said, … Read more

Moments in Time

22 November 2019

I can’t recall the film, but I am sure I saw something once where there was a monologue that lamented about ‘moments in time’ and how things can change quickly and unexpectedly in life. It … Read more

Dr Gary Wood

30 August 2019

Please note this was written on 19th August 2019, but I have only just had time to upload it onto here. I was not expecting to write anything this week, I am on my holibobs … Read more