Help! I’ve lost my sense of identity

Help! I’ve lost my sense of identity

Are you questioning who you are? Maybe what your purpose is, or what your values are? If so, you may be going through what some call a loss of identity.    Developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst Erik Erikson introduced the term ‘Identity Crisis’ and noted...
3 Ways to get out of a bad mood!

3 Ways to get out of a bad mood!

I’ve been talking about emotions and bad moods recently. It seems ironic as we’re in the midst of a Summer heat wave at the moment and everywhere I turn people are talking about how much better they feel when the weather is good! Social media is full of happy, smiling...
Why am I always in a bad mood?

Why am I always in a bad mood?

Why am I always in a bad mood?   We all get emotional, it’s part of being human – possibly one of our more unique traits in fact. It’s normal to feel an emotional response to events as they happen. Unfortunately, I do think we have a tendency to pay less...
Do you have all the information you need?

Do you have all the information you need?

For me, one of the most important aspects of my job, when I was a hospital doctor, was making sure my patients had information. Sufficient, accurate and reliable information, that would help them to understand their condition and the treatment options available. Only...
How can I reset my life?

How can I reset my life?

Last year a new client described what she wanted as the outcome of the coaching programme she was starting with me.  She described a picture of an ‘amazing woman’ (as she referred to her) who obviously had it all together. This ‘amazing woman’ was calm and clear about...
How do I get the most out of coaching?

How do I get the most out of coaching?

I had a real shock last week when a client confessed she felt she wasn’t ‘good at coaching’ – by which she meant she wasn’t living up to her version of being a model coachee. It hadn’t occurred to me that clients might feel like this.    “M” is a professional...