Emotional Health Toolbox

Emotional Health Toolbox

As a counsellor, over the years I have found that many of my clients come to see me simply to learn a few really handy tools that they can use in order to counteract the effects of stress, anxiety and … Read more

Trauma Recovery and Visualisation

Trauma Recovery and Visualisation

This article explains that however bad we feel when we are experiencing trauma and PTSD symptoms,  it is still possible to harness the power of our minds for good – for healing purposes. Trauma recovery and visualisation actually go hand … Read more

Panic Attack Drill

I teach this simple panic attack drill not just to clients suffering from full blown panic attacks, but to anyone experiencing strong emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger or sadness. It is very useful for combating avoidance, a trick to … Read more

Avoidance Strategies


Avoidance is one of the most common reactions to trauma. We might develop avoidance strategies in an effort to make ourselves feel safe and avoid particular places or situations, particular people or conversations. Unfortunately these avoidance strategies can result in … Read more

Trauma Triggers Part 2

Trauma triggers

Trauma triggers are any type of experience that causes someone to recall a previous traumatic memory. The trigger itself need not be frightening or traumatic and may be only indirectly or superficially reminiscent of an earlier traumatic incident.

And one … Read more