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Chartered Counselling Psychologist

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It is not the anxiety that is your problem, but how you are responding to it that creates the problem.

Social Anxiety

Understanding your "self talk" is necessary to take the fear out of social situations

Relaxation Music and Binaural Beats

Together with my partner, a classically trained musician, we have created a specific type of audio to help you to relax.

Panic Attacks

Your brain is making a mistake, matching up normal day experiences with a stress response.


There are things that you can do to improve how you are feeling

Health & Wellness Coaching


Mindfulness; a little meditation goes a long way

I was trained in Mindfulness 10 years ago while working in The National Health Service in the UK.  It was one of the best things I ever did.Mindfulness is a bit of a buzz word at the moment.  I want to explain Mindfulness to you, from a psychologist's perspective and let you know what to expect should you start to practice it.Mindfulness … [Read More...]

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Mind Body Approach to Health; Functional Medicine

A mind body approach to your health  Inflammation, your digestive track and your nervous system provides many answers to modern day illnesses.My research interest in the root cause of Chronic Illness, formally began 16 years ago, with my doctoral theses on Chronic Illness.  Read more on CFSMy interest in this area arose from my … [Read More...]

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Fibromyalgia; Heal your Immune System

  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgia Encephalitis I am going to write this from a personal perspective as I have lived with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for the past 20 years    I am going to use Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Myalgia Encephalitis (M.E.) interchangeabley.  Yes, they can be distinct, but what … [Read More...]

Can music heal?

For the past year, I have been working with my partner Lewis Smith

Lewis is a classically trained musician and we have been looking at music and emotions

We wanted to produce something that was effective, and that uses music as therapy

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Is music therapy?

This is written by my partner LewisSo here I am writing a post for Elaine on music therapy and I have to say I began this with immediate reservations. Why? Well, let me be completely up front and honest. I am a musician. I have been since I was a young boy in Belfast.I studied music at University after a short period of studying physics and … [Read More...]

Therapy or self help

How do I know what I need and if it will help? I appreciate there is a lot of information on my site, so I have developed a pathway to help you decide what you need (if anything) and what will work best for you.     This page will take you through     What […]