mental health

Miriam did a Q&A and video for Welldoing.org

Miriam did a Q&A and video for Welldoing.org

“My younger clients often talk about therapy like they talk about going to the gym and I really like that. They don’t wait until they feel desperate and they don’t think they are ‘broken’. I wish everyone knew they don’t have to wait until they […]

Are you striving for an Age Zero appearance?

Are you striving for an Age Zero appearance?

I recently wrote an article for Etre Vous exploring the impact of the trend for an ‘age zero’ appearance’. Are you striving for an Age Zero appearance? Read the article over at Etre Vous

Why Do We Still Get that Back to School Feeling As Adults?

Why Do We Still Get that Back to School Feeling As Adults?

As summer draws to a close, we might – even as adults – get that creeping back-to-school feeling. September can often signal a time of change and new beginnings. Counsellor Miriam Christie agrees: “This back-to-school kind of feeling is not a positive energy for everyone. […]

What is Integrative Therapy?

What is Integrative Therapy?

There are numerous types of therapy – integrative therapists use a range of techniques – but is the therapy type important? Counsellor Miriam Christie explores the most vital ingredient in successful therapy: the relationship between therapist and client. Do a quick Google search of ‘what […]

How social media can affect our body image

How social media can affect our body image

Impressionable minds: we take a closer look at the rise of mental health issues as a result of using social media. Research by wellbeing brand Soul Analyse looked at the impact social media is having on people’s mental health. Over 2000 adults were asked about […]

Three in four of us have skin conditions that affect body confidence

Three in four of us have skin conditions that affect body confidence

76 per cent of people say that they feel their skin condition has affected overall body confidence. Each of the 842 respondents to a body confidence study said that their skin conditions had affected one or more elements in their life, including body confidence, finances, […]

Sleep solutions: four easy to action tips

Sleep solutions: four easy to action tips

Getting quality slumber is key to our wellbeing – look forward to a sound night’s sleep with our advice. If you are struggling to get a good night’s sleep, especially in these unsettling times, you are not alone. A survey by the National Sleep Foundation […]

The rise in facial dysmorphia and appearance anxiety

The rise in facial dysmorphia and appearance anxiety

Experts are concerned that ‘Love Island-style’ beauty standards added to anxiety caused by the pandemic are causing an increase in the number of people developing Facial Dysmorphia, a distorted view of their facial appearance. The first survey on Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) in young people […]

The rise of age anxiety – are you a sufferer?

The rise of age anxiety – are you a sufferer?

Aesthetic experts and mental health practitioners alike are raising concerns about increasing requests to be completely wrinkle-free. Is the rhetoric around ‘anti-ageing’ starting to make us feel that ageing itself is a bad thing? Read the full article at EtreVous.com

De-stress with the Japanese art of forest bathing

De-stress with the Japanese art of forest bathing

The Japanese pastime of forest bathing may have something to offer the stressed out west, according to wellbeing experts. The ancient Japanese art of shinrin-yoku, (forest bathing) combines mindfulness techniques with the therapeutic powers of the natural environment to reduce stress and is now one […]