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Feature on UK Council of Psychotherapy Website

I was honoured to recently be able to feature in an article for the UK  Council of Psychotherapy website where I got to tell the story of my journey to becoming a psychotherapist and what I’ve learnt since those first days some 30 years ago. Throughout this time, support programmes have vastly changed for young [...]

By |2020-06-04T16:01:26+00:00June 4th, 2020|Press and Features|Comments Off on Feature on UK Council of Psychotherapy Website

The Pool of Life

I found myself in a dirty, sooty city. It was night, and winter, and dark, and raining. I was in Liverpool. I walked through the dark streets. I had the feeling that there we were coming from the harbor, and that the real city was actually up above. When we reached the plateau, we found [...]

By |2020-07-08T15:38:11+00:00June 22nd, 2016|Blog, Relaxation techniques, Wellbeing and Relaxation|Comments Off on The Pool of Life

School Improvement ‘From Good to Outstanding’

Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare SMSC stands for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development Mental Health and Well Being Every School a Good School – A Policy for School Improvement We have just started our exciting new outreach programme for South Liverpool Primary School partnership. It set me thinking about The School Improvement agenda and so [...]

By |2019-06-04T10:56:00+00:00June 17th, 2016|Training, Wellbeing and Relaxation|Comments Off on School Improvement ‘From Good to Outstanding’

Just Relax

Just Relax was the title of a project, funded by the Big Lottery, and run by Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton in conjunction with A Quiet Place. A Quiet Place designed a bespoke training package, unique to the needs of Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton, and providing ongoing support for the staff who undertook the training. The staff [...]

By |2019-06-04T10:56:06+00:00April 29th, 2016|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Just Relax

A Typical Day in the Theta Room

A Typical day in Theta Room - Reflections from staff The creation of a Theta family experience underpins our whole day and the regular rhythm of being home and safe and going into class to develop a feeling of belonging. Our room is deliberately designed to engage different learning experiences and made up of various [...]

By |2019-06-04T10:56:12+00:00April 29th, 2016|Uncategorised|Comments Off on A Typical Day in the Theta Room

Working with individuals of all ages and abilities – A Quiet Moment

Our work with Age Concern has been showing very interesting results. The report is attached showing how it can impact in different areas from extreme mental health issues to social and befriending services. We will be running a course on Tuesday 19th April here and further details will follow. Please click here to view to [...]

By |2019-06-04T10:56:18+00:00February 17th, 2016|Blog, Mindfulness|Comments Off on Working with individuals of all ages and abilities – A Quiet Moment

Child Mental Health Week

Good to see The DUCHESS of CAMBRIDGE getting behind well being to back well being and neuro development in schools. To celebrate child mental health week A Quiet Place is releasing its latest research the Theta Group. Designed to keep children in a primary mainstream school in one of the most deprived areas of Liverpool [...]

By |2019-06-04T10:56:24+00:00February 12th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Child Mental Health Week

Radicalisation and Terrorism

A Death Cult and the process of brain washing – Thoughts from a Therapist As we look on in despair for the young people who are seeking something more meaningful than our rather apparently dissolute society, I have not been alone in wondering why such extremes are sought and how often apparently intelligent young people [...]

By |2019-06-04T10:56:29+00:00January 29th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Radicalisation and Terrorism

The Mindful Driver

Driving Test Stress and Road Rage. Cool head…clear mind = safe travelling. Stress and anxiety underpin both these issues, deal with these and you begin to be the driver you and everyone else on the road wants you to be. ROAD RAGE IN UK    29% victims in South East of England 18% in North of [...]

By |2019-06-04T10:56:34+00:00January 10th, 2016|Blog, De-stress, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Meditation and Spiritual Intelligence|Comments Off on The Mindful Driver

Fear of Flying

Many people fear flying which is quite understandable in one way but also irrational in another. Statistics show flying is one of the safest way to travel. However the risk factor , drama and amount of people killed in one sitting tends to raise the rear factor higher for some. Here are few statistics from [...]

By |2020-07-08T15:48:37+00:00January 10th, 2016|Blog, De-stress, Relaxation techniques|Comments Off on Fear of Flying