Claire’s Column

Shooting straight from the hip every week!

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…


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…


Harley Therapy – The Real Deal

A while ago, I was talking to my grandma about the therapy I’d been having, and the positive impact it’d had on my life. She listened with…


EMDR Therapy – what is it?

Since February this year, I’ve been having EMDR therapy… Which sounds much scarier than it is. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing was first developed in…


Panic Attack Or Heart Attack?

“A panic attack?” I spat at the young nurse, (not literally, it’s an expression… What’s wrong with you)! He nodded and gave me a stack…