Arachnophobia

It’s that time of year again when it’s hard to keep on top of the spider webs in the home! If you are alert to the presence of spiders you will know that there are plenty of them around in the home and garden. And if you are alert to their presence this may be because you love them or because you are afraid of them. If you are afraid of them you are not alone, many of us find spiders’ long legs and their hairs bring up a feeling of disgust and anxiety which then renders us unable to cope, and with the best thing seeming to be to avoid the leggy arachnid.

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Top tips for staying well

What better evidence than that of fellow travellers. As I was having an administrative tidy up recently I was looking at some of the notes I have written about clients at the end of therapy.

The ending of CBT and other therapies is a time when we often consider how to stay well in the broadest sense.

Guess what? Several themes emerged so I have counted them up and offer them to you here in order of popularity: Continue reading “Top tips for staying well”

New Website

I have recently got a website of my own after many years of working with and sharing one with Mary Barnett, Dr Jane Blunden and Marcus Page. I am no longer part of this cross-modality working group which has been supportive, stimulating and nourishing.  I wish Jane and Mary a happy retirement!

Of course, I still have other professional groups. One that is particularly important to me is Brighton and Hove CBT Link, which I set up about three years ago. Continue reading