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Sweet Dancer

23 May 2022

I was going to put all of this in one blog, but the Happy Monday blog took on a life off its own somewhat, hence, two blogs! One of the articles I refer to in the previous blog is about a CAMHS consultant who has left her role as she struggled to work within what she describes as a broken system. A link to the article is below and it is an interesting read: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/may/22/why-i-left-the-uks-broken-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-service This got me thinking about how we treat young people around their mental health and for the first time in a while I had … Read more

Another Happy Monday

23 May 2022

Hullo and happy Monday. Unless you are a Liverpool or Burnley football fan. I would imagine today is far from happy if you are! Anyway, I digress… What has inspired todays, ‘vaguely linked to psychology … Read more

Conversion of Common Sense…

01 April 2022

Two blogs in a week! It really must be Spring! That said what I am writing today I could not hold onto as it is something that affects my profession and by association my reputation. … Read more

For Foos Sake

28 March 2022

Well. It has been a while since I felt I had the time and energy to write something on here and if I am honest, I don’t really feel like I have the energy now … Read more

Educational Idiocy

15 October 2021

My wife and I spent over an hour last night comforting a fifteen year old who was incredibly frustrated, anxious and stressed. As you may guess from his age, the main stressor was school, and … Read more

Extreme Non Judgement!

24 September 2021

I read something interesting this morning. It hooked me into reading it by asking a question along the lines of: ‘How is arguing with people how hold extreme views going for you?’ As anyone who … Read more

Covid and Optimism – What can it cost?

14 September 2021

As someone who has been in and around psychology in some form for nearly twenty years it is always exciting when I discover something psychological that I have never encountered before. It is a real … Read more

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 … 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