The Broads


    It was a wonderful May morning in 2015.  My Partner and I, with two friends and their dog (her name is Caddy), had decided upon a day boating on The Broads; a delightful and extensive waterway in the counties of Suffolk and Norfolk, here in England.     We had set off, early.  Waking … Continue reading The Broads

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Overcoming Negative Beliefs


     Albert Ellis (1913 – 2007) was born in Pennsylvania, USA, in 1913 and he went on to become a renowned and celebrated Psychologist.  My own research leads me to find that a lot has been written about the upheavals he faced in his younger life; from relocating to a life in New York … Continue reading Overcoming Negative Beliefs

Putting Me In the Spotlight


I was recently interviewed about my work as a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor for The Natural Health Centre Newsletter.  Here’s how the interview went: Dean, what first brought you into Counselling and Psychotherapy? Well, my upbringing was happy, but we experienced quite a lot of heartache; we sadly lost beloved family members to Leukaemia, Cancer and … Continue reading Putting Me In the Spotlight

Exposed in Australia


     I have a few cousins in beautiful Australia.  When we were children, two of these cousins, Jackie and Julie, told me that everything is really upside-down in Australia.  This was where they came from, so who was I to argue?  This was back in the late 1970’s when they were, themselves, still kids … Continue reading Exposed in Australia

Reflective Thinking in Action


    I am reflecting, today, on my passion for writing.  I have stacks of short stories, plays and poetry that I have not yet shared.  My Partner and I moved away from London in 2007.  We settled in the beautiful English county of Suffolk.  Since then, I have achieved a number of personal and … Continue reading Reflective Thinking in Action

Top Tips for Achieving Sleep


One of the things that my clients commonly struggle with, is their sleeping patterns.  Certainly, when we are experiencing emotional difficulty; for example at times of increased stress or anxiety, our ability to sleep can be disrupted. As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, here are some of the things that I recommend: Set your morning wake-up … Continue reading Top Tips for Achieving Sleep