Author Archives: Alison Harris

December 2016

“Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem.” – Virginia Satir

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Just About Managing

As we hurtle towards the end of this year a new catchphrase has entered into our lives – Just About Managing. An expression invented by our politicians to describe people who are surviving on just the right side of financial … Continue reading

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November 2016

“Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world” – Helen Keller

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At This Time of Year – Stress and Christmas

As I look at my calendar there are 48 sleeps ‘til Christmas. Does that figure give you a jolt? Only 48 days to go; for lots of people, only one more payslip….. (sorry!) Yes, once more the Season is almost … Continue reading

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July 2016

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them” – Andy Warhol

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About Change & Uncertainty

Right now, ours is a very unpredictable world. It feels like lots of change is happening, much of it outside our control and we have no idea where this runaway train we are clinging to is taking us. Who is … Continue reading

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June 2016

“Self-esteem is as important to our well-being as legs are to a table. It is essential for physical and mental health and for happiness” – Louise Hart

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Self Esteem Issues

More and more people are coming to see me with issues in their lives which are made worse by feeling low self esteem or self worth. Low self esteem or no self esteem at all is easily dismissed as not … Continue reading

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March 2016

“Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It’s the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with” – Adam Ant

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About Hoarding Disorders

Hoarding is a recognised mental health disorder which can be very distressing not just for the sufferer but for their families and people close to them as well. It is thought that as many as 1.5% of the population experiences this … Continue reading

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