Coping with Panic Attacks

All of a sudden your heart is pounding, you’re shaking from head to toe and you can’t catch your breath; it’s happening again, you’re having a panic attack. If you have ever experienced a panic attack then you will know just how horrible they are, scary, embarrassing and exhausting. A panic attack happens when our … Read more

Thinking Traps and how to free yourself

Brain in a heart shaped prison

I’ve written blog posts about all kinds of problems such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. What all these problems have in common is ‘Thinking Traps’. These are habitual negative ways of thinking about ourselves, others or the world which are unrealistic and lead us into a spiral of anxiety and … Read more

Wellbeing Advent Calendar

Christmas gifts

I’m feeling generous, rather than giving you one festive blog this year I’m going to give you 24 …one for each day of advent! Think of it like opening a virtual window on your advent calendar and every day you’ll be treated to a blog post from the Forrest Rambles archives.  I’m going to share … Read more

Choosing a therapist

Therapy can be a life-changing experience but it’s not an easy process to engage in. Opening up to a stranger about your problems and vulnerabilities can feel daunting so it is vital that you feel safe, understood and confident in your therapist’s abilities. When looking for the right therapist, you could easily find yourself down … Read more

Talking about Depression

Black Dog

Depression is the most common mental health problem, with the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics suggesting that 1 in 5 adults in Great Britain experienced some form of depression in early 2021. Depression impacts the way people feel physically, the way they think and of course their emotions. Symptoms include feeling low … Read more