About Me

I believe that by understanding why we think, feel and behave as we do we can then start to make positive changes leading to an increase in peace, contentment and happiness. I have over 10 years experience of working collaboratively with teenagers and adults to bring about positive changes in mood and behaviour. I work […]

Next Mindfulness Group starts 12/1/19

KALMind is a 6 week programme incorporating Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Positive Psychology. Throughout the course you will learnRelaxing meditationsHow to manage negative thoughtsHow to manage feelings of anxietyHow to manage low moodTo prevent recurrence of depressionTo develop positive coping strategiesHow to relax and be in the presentHow to let go of your pastTo […]

Emotional Eating

Often people that are struggling with emotional eating or with their weight will have been stuck in a cycle of dieting, losing weight, putting weight on, guilt, for a long time before they come and seek help from a counsellor. Why do we get stuck in these unhealthy cycles and what can we do about […]

Teachers: Managing Stress

Having worked within education in a secondary school for over 10 years I have seen many good teachers struggling with stress, often leading to time off work and sometimes a person having to make the decision to leave the profession.  In October 2015 the NUT published a survey finding that ‘over half of teachers were […]

Taking Care of Mental Health for Moms

We receive a lot of unrealistic messages from society about pregnancy and motherhood, often being sold a ‘perfect’ story of matching clothes, doing lunch with other moms, baby massage and a wonderful bond with baby and partner.  It can be difficult when these expectations aren’t met and motherhood isn’t the amazing experience we are told […]

KALMind Course begins 21/4/18

The next KALMind Course begins on Saturday 21st April 2018. KALMind is an 8 week programme incorporating Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Positive Psychology.  The course is delivered in two 4 week stand alone programmes. The contents of this course include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and Positive Psychology. So what does this mean? Cognitive Behavioural […]

Stress Management

Stress is an important and useful part of life as long as it is managed in a healthy way.  Stress is a physical response to threat that is responsible for survival.  If we are faced with danger or a threat our body takes immediate action to prepare us to deal with whatever we are facing. […]

Letting Go

In my role as a Counsellor and Mindfulness teacher in Birmingham, I see people struggling with the question of how to let go and move on after a hurt, trauma or loss.  Letting go is a difficult thing to tackle.  If successful in doing so however, letting go is hugely powerful and is a must […]

Mental Health Awareness Day

There has been a lot in the media this week about Mental Health as it was Mental Health Awareness Day on Tuesday 10th October.  It is fantastic that Mental Health is highlighted at this time of year and awareness raising days can really help to reduce stigma. However, what about the other 364 days of […]

1:1 Counselling

I offer 1:1 counselling in Birmingham for adults and young people aged from 11 years.  As an Integrative Counsellor I can offer many different types of therapy, and I can be flexible in my approach depending on what each individual wants from counselling and what the issues are.  The approaches that I use are: Cognitive […]