Supporting you through life's ups and downs

Ebb & Flow Counselling, Mindfulness & Meditation

ch ch ch changes…

The years 2016 and 2017 were especially hard for me across all aspects of my life (personal, professional and studies).  Change and lots of it.  I’m coming up to the year anniversary of some particularly pertinent events that happened last summer, one of which being my seventh miscarriage.   There is an expression which says Continue reading »

New Year resolutions, vision boards and intentions.

The start of the New Year is usually set with good intentions: to get fit, to lose weight, to start a new hobby.  Before the end of February however, most of us have dropped the New Year’s resolution and only about 8% of us have kept it going beyond February and into spring.  It is Continue reading »

Walk and Talk Counselling-Kim offers a new service

I am proud to announce that I am now offering a new type of counselling delivery-WALKING TALKING THERAPY.   It does what it says on the tin, we walk and we talk and therefore the counselling session is taking place in the open air in green spaces.  There is so much research out there which Continue reading »

Reflections from a silent retreat.

I have recently returned from a week-long, intense, teacher-led silent retreat in the beautiful Suffolk countryside.   As a Breathworks mindfulness teacher, attending retreats like this are of course part of my ongoing personal and professional development.  However these annual silent retreats mean much more to me than just ticking a box to say I Continue reading »

Chronic pain and opioid use-myths and truths.

For those of us living with chronic pain, it is perfectly understandable to attempt to find the cause of the pain so that it can be suitably managed or treated. And alongside this searc h for what is physically wrong, we also have a very strong desire to find the right combination of painkillers to Continue reading »

To work better rest more!

The to-do list is never ending…   Your inbox never seems to get empty…   Despite time saving gadgets we feel time poor…   Although there are policies around work-life balance, we are constantly switched-on, answering emails in our personal time and on holidays.   When was the last time you used your lunch break Continue reading »

Reality is constructed in the mind… And chronic pain?

We know that our perceptions do not mirror objective, external reality.  Take people with psychosis for example or other neuropsychological conditions-they see things which cannot be perceived by others.  Demonstrating that we can perceive things that really are not there.  The subject of a new book is about whether everyday perception is also just as Continue reading »