Claire’s Column

Shooting straight from the hip every week!

Lockdown needy

This lockdown has turned me into a ‘needy chick’… & not just with my husband, (the poor bastard), but with friends, family & even the…


The perfectionist

I was twenty-four when I first suspected that my ‘perfectionist’ tendencies might be unhealthy. What else was I…? Determined to the point of being obsessed?…


Giving up alcohol didn’t cure my anxiety

As we coast into the second lockdown, many of us are concerned about our alcohol consumption. It’s an easy vice to indulge, after all, a…


WMHD 2020 – Mental health is for EVERYONE

This post was written in celebration of WMHD 2020! Everybody has a brain, so surely EVERYONE has mental health. This message is nothing new, it’s…


Social anxiety ISN’T general anxiety!

Social anxiety is a legitimate condition, (just in case you had any doubts).I feel the need to reiterate this because, despite the great work done…