Have you ever wondered if people with self-confidence are born that way, or whether you can learn it? I’m here to tell you that you can learn it, yes YOU can!
I am passionate about helping anyone and everyone with their self-confidence, it’s what gets me up in the morning. Whether I am working with children as young as 5, or adults as old as 85 I know that by believing in them I can help them believe in themselves,
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Dear Cat … I am secretly dreading the festive season, am I the only one? Every time Christmas rolls around it seems to bring with it so much pressure to be ‘having a wonderful time’ that I am usually having exactly the opposite!
Maybe it’s because, as a military family, we can never choose the kind of Christmas we would really like, my husband is either away,
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I had a wonderful time last night speaking at a ‘Relationship Revolution’ event organised by Stylist Magazine. The evening involved 25 minute sessions with three groups of around 30 attendees in each group. We discussed the secrets of effective communication and emotional resilience within couple relationships.
Several people asked me for the ‘list of strategies for emotional well-being’ which I didn’t have time to discuss in full last night, so I have typed it below.
This list is just a few ideas of positive ways to de-stress and enhance our emotional well-being,
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I received a call last week from someone who had seen my TEDx talk and was wondering about becoming a client. She wasn’t sure if her husband would want to come along too so I suggested that he could read my book first as an introduction to my approach and to help him decide.
I was thrilled to receive this email a couple of days later:
… Your book is so timely for our situation at home –
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During the first few months of the New Year we can often feel low. This might be because it is a cold and dark time of year; because the fun of Christmas and New Year is over; because our festive period was perhaps not as pleasant as we might have wished, or we might feel overweight or unfit, or have financial, relationship or employment worries.
What is the secret of feeling calmer and happier in the New Year?
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I have been asked quite a few times over the past week or so to respond to the hacking of the Ashley Madison website.
As a military wife as well as a relationship counsellor, some of these questions have been focused on military relationships in particular.
Here are my brief responses to some of the questions I have been asked.
I would love to hear your thoughts as well, please write them below in the comments section.
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Hello! I hope you are all having a good June and enjoying the intermittent ‘summer’ weather?!
I was asked yesterday to contribute to a piece inspired by Gwyneth’s Paltrow’s instagram post over the weekend where she shared a photograph of her ex-husband Chris Martin, with their daughter on Fathers Day, and applauded father’s everywhere.
It was an example of healthy parenting following separation, and the journalist I was contacted by was hoping to build on that sentiment with a more in-depth piece looking at how to positively manage divorce.
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I was pleased to be interviewed yesterday on Bernie Keith’s BBC Radio Northampton show alongside Relate counsellor Denise Knowles speaking about relationships and in particular how we show affection and love.
If you haven’t heard of ‘Love Languages’ there here is a quick summary from ‘The Five Love Languages’ by Gary Chapman.
The Five Love Languages
1. Quality Time (e.g. a day out somewhere)
2. Words of Affirmation (e.g. I love you)
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