June 2020 – Pride month. But Pride with a difference. The pandemic has cancelled the parade and at the same time the killing of George Floyd has illuminated the fact that racism is everywhere, playing out interpersonally and systemically with fatal consequences.  Black Lives Matter asks each of us to think about our role in…

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Guidance for online Psychotherapy Sessions  While psychotherapy is usually conducted face to face, a variety of modalities is actually possible. I see most clients in person, but also provide regular remote sessions where distance is an issue and of course, I occasionally complement face to face sessions with remote sessions where health or travel issues…

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Social distancing Lockdown and self-isolation can be difficult for a social species, it can lead to despair, loneliness, and exacerbate feelings of depression. Therapy can help you connect to your optimism and become mindful of meeting your emotional needs during this period of change. Worry, anxiety and panic The pandemic is, quite understandably, upsetting for…

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Everyone will be aware that we need to prioritise social distancing in Britain at the moment, this means I will not be seeing clients in a face to face capacity for the duration. Instead, for clients who are interested, and it is appropriate, I will be offering therapy through telephone and video conferencing platforms. To…

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In light of the government’s advice in relation to the slowing down of the spread of the coronavirus, I will not be seeing people in a face to face capacity for a while. The exact point to reconvene will be determined by the advice given in due course. This does not mean that I will…

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The coronavirus is understandably something that many people are concerned about. A starting point to understand it, the public health response and ways to limit the risk of infection is the Government Website which is updated regularly. It is available at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public Should you have relevant symptoms, have travelled from an area hit by the…

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I am delighted to have become a trustee of Dose of Nature, a registered charity established to promote the mental health benefits of engaging with the natural world. https://www.doseofnature.org.uk/copy-of-trustees

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In light of the growing attention on climate change and environmental destruction my doctoral student and I recently wrote a piece for colleagues in the psychological professions. It is available here https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-32/july-2019/taking-action-climate-change-and-environmental-degradation

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