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24 03, 2017

Stepmums on Mother’s Day

Lisa Doodson, an expert on step families, has allowed me to share her thoughts as a guest blog. "So it's Mother's Day on Sunday ... Should stepmums expect a card, flowers perhaps from their stepchildren? Well as always, with anything related to stepfamilies, it depends!! There are no rules. Accept anything [...]

15 03, 2017

15years old!

My coaching practise has it's 15th birthday this month. I wanted my original company name to reflect my clients yearning for change and desire to be budding, blossoming and growing within their lives and with the parallels of being ‘in Spring’ the name was born: The reality for some was that they were ‘in [...]

10 02, 2017

‘The Archers’ Leads on Domestic Abuse

Over the last year you could well have overheard counsellors and therapists discussing 'The Archers'. Why? Because this BBC radio 4 fictional programme dared to tackle the difficult area of psychological abuse and how subtle and hidden it can be in relationships. The storyline following the relationship between Rob and Helen [...]

19 01, 2016


When I had my twins I finally gave in and joined Facebook as a way to connect with other multiple mums. It was ideal, as juggling two babies, and often older kids too, meant we never knew when we would have a moment to connect, let alone pick up the phone, [...]

14 07, 2015

How different abuse can look

This is a difficult subject to write about. Sadly, abusive behaviour within relationships is more common than we like to imagine, and it includes both physical and psychological abuse. The bottom line is that abusive behaviour within a relationship is not OK. As human beings we all have the capacity [...]

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