When I began my maternity leave, I created that instinctual bubble around myself and my new family. This was where I got to grips with being a mother. I was learning my child’s own language and having to instinctually understand their needs.[Read more…] about Bearing the Mental Load | How do you rework a woman’s work?
It’s all well and good simply writing a review of a Netflix show. But what I found far more interesting were the reviews of Death to 2021![Read more…] about Netflix’s Death to 2021 | A Psychologist’s Perspective
Christmas has returned faster than any of us thought it would, but I’m finding that not everyone is in full Christmas spirit.
The nation seems to be split and even though it is not unlike loved ones to clash during this season, after a memorable pandemic, we’re all seeing things in a different way.
What you’ll find here are the kinds of people I’ve come across so far in the build-up to Christmas, what makes them tick, and how you can use your outlook to help others this Christmas.[Read more…] about Are you a Christmas Elf, Scrooge, or Secret Santa this year?
If the digital age has brought us anything, it has been more open communication. What I’ve seen very recently, and has blown up on social media in the mum community especially, is discussions about weaponised incompetence.
When Mad Men marketing campaigns sold Hoovers and tumble dryers, you were pitched the breadwinner and the homemaker dynamic. And it’s taken many generations to shift away from that expectation.[Read more…] about Everyone is talking about Weaponised Incompetence. Why is this still an issue?
Recently I made an appearance live on GB News after BACP approached me to comment on why many have been feeling a little more anxious in the build-up to Christmas.
I was more than happy to comment. I believe that even though many feel as if they should get back to ‘normal’ after experiencing several lockdowns, they may not understand that their mentality and previous status quo would have changed.[Read more…] about Therapy is Your Unbiased Space (GB News appearance)
Why don’t men talk?
Men’s mental health is being brought to light, but it’s still a slow progression. As we constantly work to find real equality between genders and NB (and we still have a long way to go), what Men’s Mental Health Month can do is be a real driving force in this.