Talking Therapies CBT – my experience

They say that mental health help can bring a lot of emotions to the fore. I’m not sure anger and exasperation should be among them – at least not when aimed at your therapist. Okay, no, that’s inaccurate of me. The person I saw wasn’t a therapist. They were a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) –…

The struggle to get mental health help

You, dear readers, hear pretty much everything else about my life, so why not hear about my therapy as well? I’ve just started having psychotherapy through the NHS’s Talking Therapies service. I am relieved (though also knackered by the actual sessions – more on that later) as it’s been a long time coming. The NHS,…

Jumping Ship

Hey folks. So, if there’s anyone who notices or cares, you’ll have realised that this blog used to exist under a different name. I’ve realised the old blog was too easily found from knowing my real name, so I’ve decided to just jump to this version and hide. Hopefully I won’t have to again. So…

Online Dating: Dick Pics

Yup, that’s a penis. Block Who really thinks that sending pictures of one’s genitals to a stranger is a good idea? I gather the hatred for unsolicited phallic imagery is pretty wide-spread, so why is it still happening? It’s not big (even if IT is big), it’s not clever, and surely it can’t help get…

You’re not too good to recycle

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. I’m pretty sure we all learnt this in school. If not it’s been all over the TV, recycling lorries, posted at recycling centres. In case you’re behind at all, let me get you up to speed: We are on a fragile, suffering planet. Every year we use the Earth’s resources, pollute the…