Claire’s Column

Shooting straight from the hip every week!

How do I know if I have anxiety… & then what?

One of the most common questions that I’m asked is. “How do I know if I have an anxiety disorder?” To be honest, this is…


Stuck in a mental rut?

I ignore my alarm and get out of bed an hour late. McDonald’s for breakfast, watching two episodes of BoJack Horseman. The glorious taste of…


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,…


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…


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…