Claire’s Column

Shooting straight from the hip every week!

Why office environments trigger my anxiety

Office environments and I don’t mix. It’s me, not the office, the poor office never asked to be built after all. Besides, if I’m honest,…

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Self Criticism – Anxiety Baggage

Would you talk to your best friend the way you talk to yourself? A therapist once asked me. Of course I f**king wouldn’t. I actually…

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Have I Done Something? Anxiety Fears.

I am the cause of all bad moods. Fact. If someone is snappy, avoidant or generally ‘off,’ it’s my fault. At least, that’s what my…

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Social Anxiety – The Physical Stuff

I was fourteen when it started… The blushing. The first physical symptom of social anxiety. I say first, but there were probably more. I just…

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SAD and The Power of Comfort!

Why am I struggling to get out of bed? Why am I exhausted by 6pm each day? Why do I feel so low, despite having…

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