Grandparents as Carers

Grandparents as Carers

Some years ago, I worked with a woman who was distressed and angry with her parents. They were retirees who regularly cared for her two children while she worked but now they wanted to go on a holiday. She was incensed at their selfishness. She had become so...
The Beauty of Maturity

The Beauty of Maturity

As a women’s counselor, I’ve worked with clients having difficulty coming to terms with growing older and the challenges it can present.  How often have you had a conversation with someone that starts with, “Of course at our age …” It usually continues with one of the...
Exploring What Matters

Exploring What Matters

I’m very excited to be facilitating a new course called Exploring What Matters starting April 12. The course has been developed by Action for Happiness, a UK-based movement of people taking action for a happier world, which has around 60,000 members. It is...
Filling the Empty Nest

Filling the Empty Nest

I read an opinion piece online this week written by a woman whose last child had just flown the nest. She reminisced about her years as a parent and spoke of the empty feeling she was experiencing. She wondered, “… what was now going to be meaningful to do with...
The Difference Between Coaching + Counselling

The Difference Between Coaching + Counselling

People often ask me what the difference is between counselling and coaching. It’s a good question because sometimes the lines seem a little blurred. Counselling When clients see me for counselling they are facing challenges in their lives for which they would like...