Wordsmith's Notebook

Monthly Archives: February 2017

In my role as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I meet many people who suffer with anxiety.  The symptoms they experience are usually a combination of the emotional and the physical and the result can be a very disturbing and destabilising sense of anguish. An Unhelpful Context. I find myself disappointed by the way in which society in the Western World talks about anxiety, today.  Anxiety is spoken of, as if it is… Read More


Thief. Energy Stealer. Climate Control Redundant. Hinges Burning on Fire. The voice that whispers unheard.  Seemingly, a punch in the senses. The ice statue blights the bold progression. In the depths lies a confusing faulty compass. Lightening shocks and fires the signal of impending assault. The mighty system twitches the rhythm of the faceless mask. The Beast in possession of the key to perpetual solitary confinement. The exhausted soldier battles with a… Read More

     The idea of it, filled me with excitement.  “Yes, I’m serious, mate” he added.  “I can Supervise trainees and so this is no different.  I guess I should run it by my Boss, but I know you’ll do just fine.  I trust you and I know you’ll be okay”.  I wondered whether this meant he might get into trouble for not running it by his Boss, but he was qualified… Read More