The Therapy Edit

The Therapy Edit

By Anna Mathur

Pep talks packed with grounding words for motherhood feelings. Enjoy a twice weekly dose of The Therapy Edit.

On Monday's you'll find ten minute episodes of Anna's Psychotherapy knowledge woven with with her candid chat about motherhood. Fridays bring 15 minute episodes featuring a guest sharing the one thing they'd love to share with fellow mothers.

Anna Mathur is Times Bestselling author of 'Mind over Mother', and 'Know Your Worth'. Her most recent book 'The Little Book of Calm for New Mum's' is out now.

Anna is passionate about taking therapy outside of the therapy room, she shares insights that have changed the lives of her clients, and transformed hers too.

More from Anna:
Times Bestselling books: ‘Mind Over Mother - Every mums guide to worry and anxiety in the first years’ and ‘Know Your Worth - How to build your self-esteem, grow in confidence and worry less about what people think;
Instagram: @annamathur
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On how to be less bothered by other peoples' opinions

In this Monday solo episode, Anna offers listeners therapeutic advice and guidance on how to feel less bothered about the opinions of others.If this resonates with feelings you've battled with, take ten minutes to listen to this episode and reap the rewards in your life.
17/06/2410m 29s

One Thing with Dr Michelle Tolfrey on finding joy when the plan doesn't go to plan

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Clinical Psychologist Dr Michelle Tolfrey about her One Thing: finding joy when the plan doesn't go to plan.Michelle is a Clinical Psychologist with over twenty years of experience. She has a particular interest in reproductive trauma, loss, and grief.Michelle’s own losses on her path to parenthood have significantly shaped her work as a psychologist, and she proudly integrates her professional expertise with that of her expertise by lived experience.Michelle’s newsletter, From the Other Chair, provides a wealth of information on navigating life after loss and finding joy in living the life you didn’t expect or plan. Alongside her private therapy practice, Michelle also runs The Loss Collective. Here you can find high quality and easily accessible information and guidance about navigating life after pregnancy and baby loss.We hope this episode offers comfort to those of you navigating a life that isn't quite as you'd always imagined it would be.
14/06/2424m 56s

On resentment

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit and in response to a question from a listener, Anna offers some practical steos about how you can tackle feelings of resentment that are commonly felt during motherhood. This ten minute listen will undoubtedly leave you feeling able to ask for what you need, compromise and feel less resentment as a result.
10/06/2410m 9s

One Thing with Claire Russell on feeling unseen in motherhood.

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats for a second time to Claire Russell who this times shares how she's pivoted her life to try and rediscover the version of herself that she felt had become lots in motherhood. Claire, early years specialist and Mum of 3 boys previously known as the 'play lady', is now helping Mums with more than just play.After having her third baby Raffy in 2022, Claire was struck with the uncomfortable feeling of being lost. I didn't recognise myself.In Claire's words 'It didn't look like me, I didn't feel like me and I wasn't doing all of the things I used to enjoy. I missed the 'old me'. At the time I didn't realise it but I was suffering from 'lost identity'. I felt like I was the only person feeling this way. Something had to change, it was my turn to step off the sidelines and into the spotlight! And it all started with getting to know myself again, love myself again and look after myself again. Since then I have grown physically and mentally stronger, pivoted my online business and set big goals to achieve my desired life. And now I'm enjoying helping other women to do the same and start their new chapter, whatever that might look like!'You can find out all about what Claire is now up to here. Of course you can also follow her on Instagram too.
07/06/2422m 30s

On decision making

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna offers listeners three simple tips to help them to handle the responsibility and never ending nature of decision making.Enjoy the listen, we really hope it helps. 
03/06/2411m 13s

One Thing with Federica Amati on food for every life stage

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Dr Federica Amati about the power of food to make us healthier at every life stage from birth to retirement.Dr Federica Amati works as Head Nutritionist for personalised health company, ZOE. She works clinically as the Head of Nutrition Science for Well Founded Health. Alongside her research and nutrition work, Federica has written two books, Recipes for a Better Menopause and her new book Every Body Should Know This. Dr Fede’s approach focuses on improving overall dietary quality following the principles of evidence-based, personalised nutrition science for health and disease prevention throughout the lifecourse. Dr Federica Amati holds a PhD in Clinical Medicine Research from Imperial College London, has a masters in Public Health and is an Association for Nutrition (AfN) accredited Nutritionist.She is the Nutrition Topic Lead at Imperial College London School of Medicine, and has led research teams for the NIHR ARC and the WHO Collaborating Centre. She is a non-exec Assistant Director at the NNedProGlobal Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health, an award-winning interdisciplinary think-tank. Dr Amati studied Biomedical Sciences with Honors in Endocrine Pharmacology at the University of Edinburgh, her Master’s in Public Health at Imperial College London, her MSc in Global Health Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and her PhD in Clinical Medicine Research from Imperial College London.Dr Amati is a frequent podcast and talk guest as well as a contributing expert for several media outlets including The Times, Financial Times How to Spend It, Vogue, Marie Claire, The Telegraph, The Guardian and Grazia about harnessing the power of our diet and microbiome for better health.
31/05/2420m 54s

On 5 tips for health anxiety

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna offers listeners 5 tips for managing Health Anxiety.Anna has direct experience of suffering with this crippling condition and knows first hand about the impact that it can have on your life. Follow these 5 therapeutic suggestions and enjoy living your life more fully.
27/05/2411m 51s

One Thing with Emma Gannon on taking a year of NOTHING

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to the incredible Emma Gannon about how she took an unplanned year off to address her burnout and enjoyed a year of nothing.As one of the top writers on Substack with The Hyphen, Sunday Times bestselling author Emma Gannon is well known for writing and podcasting about career/wellbeing however her latest book A Year of Nothing, couldn’t be more different.In this memoir, release by indie publisher The Pound Project, Emma reveals what happened in 2022 when, despite having an award-winning podcast Ctrl Alt Delete and ‘not even working crazily hard’ she suffered a breakdown brought on by existential burnout. Unable to look at a screen or even walk down the road, the famously productive entrepreneur then decided to take an unplanned year off. During this time Emma, who is also happy to speak about being child-free by choice, kept a diary and discovered how the most mundane parts of life were not only full of wisdom but also the most fun to write about and formed the basis of this new book.A Year of Nothing, is available to buy for a limited time only between May 14 and June 4 through The Pound Project website.You can also follow Emma on Instagram
24/05/2423m 26s

On Fractured Friendships

In this guest requested solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna offers some advice about managing fractured friendships.We hope for those who are feeling confused about friendships that once felt so strong, this is the episode for you.We hope you enjoy the listen.
20/05/2410m 57s

One Thing with Midwife Pip on how to be a great birth partner

In this amazing guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna welcome back repeat guest, Midwife Pip who chats about her one thing; how to be an incredible birth partner.Pip is a practicing Midwife in the UK, currently working as a Delivery Suite Sister and as a Specialist Pelvic Health Midwife.Pip has a wealth of experience supporting parents-to-be through all aspects of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum. Importantly Pip is also a mum herself and wants other women to feel the benefit she felt of her knowledge and expertise on her own journey. Pip's BIG news is that she recently released a book! The Midwife's Guide to a Positive Birth is available here.You can also get more of Pip's amazing support and advice on Instagram and on her website. 
17/05/2422m 40s

On getting over disappointment

In this Monday solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats about how we can manage feelings of disappointment in response to a request from a listener. If you'd like some handy and really easy to adopt little tips to help ensure you don't succumb to disappointment, this is the episode you need to take just ten short minutes to listen to.
13/05/2410m 11s

One Thing with Carly Claydon-Davies on how hitting rock bottom can become a gift

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to friend and owner of Mill Road, Carly Claydon-Davies about her One Thing; how hitting rock bottom can become a gift.Carly Claydon-Davies is the founder of Mill Road - an award-winning production company that produces films that drive change, create conversation and shift mindsets.Mill Road have produced viral videos for Mother Pukka’s Flex Appeal campaign and won the 2023 Charity Film Awards for ‘Birth in Lockdown’, a film for Pregnant Then Screwed.Carly is a mum of two and worked for over a decade in the film industry before founding Mill Road after a series of unexpected events turned her life upside down.You can follow Carly on Instagram too. 
10/05/2423m 0s

On a very exciting announcement

Drum roll please...... Today Anna has some very exciting news to share! Take a listen to hear all about her brand new book as well as 10 uncomfortable truths.Don't forget to pre-order your copy of Anna's book here...The Uncomfortable Truth: Change Your Life by Changing Ten of your Mind's Greatest Fears
06/05/2411m 27s

One Thing with Robert Douglas on helping Dads step away from a 'supporter' role into one of a main character

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to digital creator and champion of all things fatherhood, Robert Douglas about his One Thing. Robert discusses how Dads should be supported and empowered to step into a main character role instead of that of a supporting actor.A dad of two, social entrepreneur and advocate for empowerment, Robert provides positive, honest and hopefully insightful takes on what he is learning as a parent that both mums and dads can get onboard with. Robert owns his own production company dedicated to developing talent from under-served communities.You can follow Robert in Instagram here.You can listen to Robert's podcast, Pivotal, here.
03/05/2423m 46s

On how to make positive changes

In this solo episode, Anna reflects on how she has successfully made positive changes in her life and embedded habits that are important to her.Inspired by a guest episode with Claire Russell where they discussed how 'nothing changes if nothing changes.'We hope you find it really helpful.
29/04/2410m 49s

One Thing with Harriet Shearsmith on navigating estrangement or dysfunctional relationships with your own parents

In this very special guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Harriet Shearsmith about how listeners can navigate an estrangement or dysfunctional relationship with their parents, especially when they're trying to break the cycle in their own parenting.Harriet is an author, empowerment coach and podcast host of Unfollowing Mum who focusses on cycle breaking parenting, navigating estrangement or toxic relationships with your parents and healing childhood trauma. Follow Harriet on Instagram here.Listen to her podcat, Unfollowing Mum, here.Order Harriet's book, Mumming ItVisit her blog
26/04/2423m 48s

On 7 types of anger

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna covers the topic of anger! Rage in motherhood is a big deal and in this short and sweet episode you can learn about each type of anger and how you can start to manage it, reduce shame and be a happier mother.Another resource in your mental health toolkit on the rollercoaster of motherhood.We hope it's a help. 
22/04/2411m 34s

One Thing with Suzy Reading on how to choose yourself

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats with long overdue guest, Suzy Reading about her One Thing; how to choose yourself.Suzy is a mother of two, an author, Chartered Psychologist and Coach. She specialises in self-care, helping people manage their stress, emotions, and energetic bank balance. It was her life experience of motherhood colliding with the terminal illness of her father that sparked her passion for self-care which she now teaches to her clients, young and old, to cope during periods of stress, loss and change and to boost their resilience in the face of future challenges.Suzy is the Psychology Expert for wellbeing brand Neom Organics and is a founding member of the ‘Nourish’ app. She figure-skated her way through her childhood, growing up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, and now makes her home in the hills of Hertfordshire, UK.Her first book ‘The Self-Care Revolution’ published by Aster came out in 2017, 'Stand Tall Like a Mountain: Mindfulness & Self-Care for Children and Parents' and 'The Little Book of Self-Care’ came out in 2019. ‘Self-Care for Tough Times’ and her first children’s book ‘This Book Will (Help) Make You Happy’ were published in 2021. Her first journal And Breathe,  Sit to Get Fit and her new deck of cards, “The Little Box of Self-Care” came out in 2022.Rest to Reset is hot off the press now. Join Suzy’s Wellbeing Community at:InstagramFacebookTwitterHer Website
19/04/2422m 17s

On a tip for being more confident

In this ten minute solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares a tip that has the potential to change a lot in your life, leaving you more confident to establish your boundaries and enjoy a happier and more mindful motherhood experience.We hope it makes a big difference to you.
15/04/2410m 41s

One Thing with Emily Norris on a few mum hacks you're going to LOVE!

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to the queen of the mum hack, Emily Norris who shares a couple of her go-to motherhood hacks that are guaranteed to make your life as a mum that bit easier.Emily is a mum to 3 gorgeous boys who started her YouTube channel in 2014 as a way of recording her children growing up and sharing my experiences of motherhood. On Emily's channel you will find pregnancy videos, a birth video, ‘Day in the life of vlogs’, cleaning, hacks, organisation, renovation and lots of tips based on her experiences of motherhood.Emily's brand new book, Things I Wish I’d Known: My hacks for a tidy home, happy kids and a calmer you is out now - get your copy here.You can also follow Emily on Instagram.We hope you love the listen, don't forget to share with all the mums who will also benefit from these time saving hacks.
12/04/2421m 47s

On how to like yourself more

In this short Monday solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna answers a question from a listener and explores tried and tested ways that you can learn to like yourself more.As always there are heaps more resources available to help you with this topic, many of which are mentioned in this episode. Visit to find out more.
08/04/2411m 28s

One Thing with Becca Maberly on why it's ok not to love every minute

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to guest Becca Maberly about her One Thing; how it's ok not to love every minute.Becca is an antenatal and postnatal expert and the founder of A Mother Place- famed for Telling it Like it is about pregnancy, birth and what comes after!  She is also the author of Nobody Tells You (over 100 honest stories about pregnancy, birth and parenthood) and more recently The Mother of All Journals - a paper-based space where you’ll find support, encouragement, hacks and humour to help you grab a slice of calm in the chaos!With the help of her obstetrician dad, her online courses will guide you from conception through to birth, feeding, sleeping, going back to work and everything in between, with honesty and humour.She is never afraid to tell it like it is and to shine a light on some of the topics that have traditionally felt taboo in the parenting world. Becca also has a brand new LIVE PROGRAMME! Snacks & Support - find out more here.Take a look at Becca's website here and follow her on Instagram.
05/04/2422m 2s

On 3 ways to care less about what people think

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna offers her amazing listeners three bits of advice about how to care less about what others think.Anyone needing more help with this will definitely enjoy the Week on Worth course, People Pleasing workshop or Anna's second book, Know Your Worth.
01/04/2410m 50s

One Thing with Matt Coyne on why moaning is just fine

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to author and comedian Matt Coyne about his One Thing; why it's always ok to have a moan.Matt's advice to parents all around the globe is ...'Complain! Its fine, its healthy, its good. In fact.. I reckon its vital.'Follow Matt on Instagram here.Matt's incredible debut novel, Frank and Red is out now and you can get your copy here.Man vs Baby’s Matt Coyne is from Sheffield, South Yorkshire.  In September 2015, Matt’s life was turned upside down by the arrival of his son Charlie. After three months of parenthood, he logged on to social media and wrote about his experience of having to live with ‘a furious, sleep-murdering, unstable and incontinent, breasts-obsessed midget lodger’.Alongside Frank and Red, Matt has written two Sunday Times bestselling books based on his parental triumphs and disasters, the first entitled: ‘Dummy’ and the second ‘Man vs Toddler’.He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph and GQ Magazine and is the current Vuelio Parenting Influencer of the Year and Blogosphere Parent Influencer of the Year.We hope you love the listen. Don't forget to rate and share.
29/03/2422m 40s

On how to cope when you're tired but you can't rest

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares six tips that listeners can use to cope when they are really depleted and craving rest but are unable to find it.We hope those of you who are battling with exhaustion or who are struggling, find these suggestions useful.
25/03/2411m 49s

One Thing with Kelly Hoppen on creating a sanctuary space

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to interior design guru, Kelly Hoppen CBE about her One Thing: on how to create your true sanctuary space.Having changed the face of the design industry with her East Meets West style, multi-award winning designer Kelly Hoppen CBE is one of the most sought-after designers of her generation.Kelly’s ever-evolving style, defined by a subtle fusion of clean lines and neutral tones and intuitively balanced with an opulent warmth, has been honoured with numerous prestigious awards and accolades including a MBE for services to interior design in 2009 and CBE for services to the GREAT Campaign.Kelly’s passion for design and understanding her clients’ needs is what she lives and breathes for the last 48 years. Passionate about making her design ethos accessible to the masses, Kelly has authored 10 books, partnered with select brands to create a range of products for the home, and is often featured on numerous Television shows including ITV’s This Morning where she regularly shares her expertise with members of the public.Kelly is a proud ambassador for the government’s GREAT campaign and promoting British creativity, business and commerce globally. She is passionate about mentoring and helping young people and avidly supports The Princes’ Trust and anti-bullying charity The Diana Awards.Follow Kelly's Instagram to keep up to date about her latest projects and news.You can also visit her website here
22/03/2419m 30s

On how to receive compliments

In this Monday, ten minute solo epsiode, Anna supports listeners to work on their worth and to accept and receive compliments confidently.If you want to take the next steps to boost your feelings of self worth and work on how you accept compliments, take a look at Anna's video workshop, Week on Worth or enjoy her second book, Know Your Worth.
18/03/249m 57s

One Thing with Kate Rowe-Ham on not fearing your menopause

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna speaks to Personal Trainer, author and menopause expert about her one thing; how menopause can be an ideal time to reflect and thrive and isn't something we should fear.Kate Rowe-Ham, is a PT, mum of 3 , author of Owning Your Menopause : Fitter . Calmer Stronger in 30 Days and Founder of the Owning your menopause app.Find out more about Kate on her website and follow her on Instagram.
15/03/2421m 59s

On how to get more time for yourself

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna muses over how mums can find more time for themselves when it just doesn't seem that there is any! If it's time for you that you're craving, this will be a great listen. Enjoy!
11/03/249m 35s

One Thing with Dr Martha Deiros Collado on why good parenting starts with you

In this Friday episode of The Therapy Edit Anna chats to dream guest, Dr Martha Deiros Collado about her One Thing; on why good parenting starts with you.Dr Martha Deiros Collado, is a clinical psychologist and HCPC registered practitioner with over 20years of clinical and academic experience. She is also a mother of two, a yogi, a runner, andadventure sports enthusiast.What's more Dr Martha is now a published author! Her brand new book, How To Be The Grown Up. Why Good Parenting Starts with You is out now!With a Doctorate from UCL and training in Family Therapy from the Tavistock, Martha is a publishedauthor in peer reviewed papers and an experienced supervisor for qualified and traineepsychologists. She is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society and theCommunications Rep for the National Paediatric Psychology Network.Martha’s expertise is in parenting, child development, and paediatric health. Fluent in English,Spanish and French, a result of her international upbringing, she has a deep interest in how culture,language, and identity (race, sexuality, gender) intersect and influence our view of the world. Shespecialises in helping children and their parents cope with distress by taking a holistic systemsapproach that values the individual, their family, and the networks around them.You can find out more about Dr Martha here and of course you can follow her amazing Instagram account for tips and advice.We hope you love the listen and find comfort in this episode.
08/03/2422m 33s

On how to avoid temptation

In this quick solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna takes a look at temptation and how we can support ourselves to steer clear of things we're tempted by, but that we know don't serve us.Useful tips that could help you stay on top of the habits you've committed to in 2024.
04/03/2411m 48s

One Thing with Nicola Elliot on creating your unique wellbeing toolkit

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to founder of the wellbeing brand, NEOM, Nicola Elliot about her One Thing; adopting a flexible approach to your wellbeing and creating your own unique toolkit.Nicola Elliott is the founder of NEOM - a British wellbeing brand which harnesses the powers of 100% natural essential oils to help boost your wellbeing. After spending seven hectic years working a 60-hour week as a journalist in London, Nicola really started to feel the effects of a fast-paced life - poor sleep, increased stress and low energy and mood. It was this that kickstarted her own wellbeing journey and led her to create therapeutic and effective blends using 100% natural essential oils from her own kitchen. In 2005, NEOM was born. Launching with five aromatherapy candles, they were one of the first on the market to be made with only 100% naturally derived wax and 100% natural essential oils. With an ethos of ‘small steps, big difference’, NEOM is all about the little things we can do throughout our day to help have a big impact on the four main pillars of wellbeing… better sleep, less stress, more energy and a lifted mood. Since then, NEOM’s product line has grown to now include an impressive collection of home fragrance products including their iconic Wellbeing Pod and reed diffusers as well as bath and body essentials and skincare too - all with an aim to have something for every mood and moment in your day. Today, Nicola remains at the forefront of the brand as founder overseeing the day-to-day running and creative storytelling to continue NEOM’s mission of supercharging the wellbeing of the world. Keeping her finger very much on the pulse when it comes to education and trends, Nicola loves nothing more than testing and trying the latest wellbeing must-haves. Her approach to wellbeing is refreshingly real and achievable. Follow Nicola on Instagram here.Buy her brand new book; The Four Ways to Wellbeing, here Visit NEOM to see the full product range here.
01/03/2420m 53s

On the importance of challenging independence

In today's solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna considers how some of us approach a need to be fiercely independent and how we're hard wired to perceive that asking for accepting help is a sign of failure.If this sounds like you, be sure to have a listen. It's also a total joy when we hear about friends sharing episode links via WhatsApps or texts - if you know someone whose independence is making their lives harder than they need to be, this could be a great gift to pass along.
26/02/2411m 25s

One Thing with Natalie Anderson on how you'll never have parenting all figured out

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to actress, presenter, writer and founder of The Capsule, Natalie Anderson about her One Thing; how you'll never have it all figured out when it comes to parenting.Natalie Anderson is an actress, presenter and writer. Her most notable screen work includes Fool Me Once (Netflix), Memory (Black Bear Pictures), Happy Valley (BBC) & Emmerdale (ITV) in which she played the role of Alicia Metcalfe for 5 years. Her stage work includes Wicked (West End) & Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends The Musical. Her performances have earned her numerous award nominations including an RTS award for Best Dramatic Performance and TV Choice award for Best Actress in a soap.She is also the founder of online lifestyle platform The Capsule and presents it's accompanying podcast ‘The Capsule In Conversation’, now in it’s 5th year, covering all aspects of women’s health & wellbeing.You can follow Natalie on Instagram here.
23/02/2421m 16s

On the best gift I've given my kids

In this short solo episode Anna shares the decision making process and benefits of a massive change she introduced to her life last year.If you want to find a way to be a more patient parent, this episode could be for you. We hope you enjoy the listen, don't forget to rate, review, subscribe and share! Thank you x
19/02/2410m 32s

One Thing with Annie Zimmerman on understanding the power of your subconscious mind

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to fellow Psychotherapist, Annie Zimmerman about her One Thing; how we can understand the power of our subconscious mind and start to recognise how it might be impacting our choices and relationships.Annie Zimmerman PhD, is a psychotherapist, writer and academic. Annie began posting her life changing insights from the therapy room on TikTok and Instagram as @your_pocket_therapist in 2021 and has since amassed a large and dedicated following who return to her content for advice on everything from attachment styles, inner child work and making peace with your body.Her debut YOUR POCKET THERAPIST was published in January and is the guide to help readers break free from their old limiting patterns and unpick the ways in which we might be unintentionally holding ourselves back.
16/02/2421m 27s

On 5 benefits to waving perfectionism goodbye

In this ten minute solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna reflects on the quest for perfection and offers some advice and motivation for letting it go! If you're caught up in a cycle of comparison or striving to be better and better and better, we hope this episode helps you let go of the need to find perfection.
12/02/2411m 47s

One Thing with Roxie Nafousi on asking for what you need

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to author, self-development coach and manifesting expert, Roxie Nafousi, about her One Thing; on the importance of asking for what you need.Roxie Nafousi is a renowned self-development coach, inspirational speaker, manifesting expert, and a two-time Sunday Times Bestselling author.Her debut book, "MANIFEST: 7 Steps to Living Your Best Life," achieved global acclaim since its release in January 2022 and is widely regarded as the ultimate guide to manifestation. It has been translated into 28 languages and consistently ranked among the Sunday Times Bestsellers for 29 weeks.Roxie's eagerly awaited follow-up, "MANIFEST: Dive Deeper," also made an impressive debut in the Sunday Times Bestseller list and garnered praise from top publications in the UK.Her third book, "MANIFEST For Kids - Four Steps to Being the Best You” was released this year as part of Roxie’s mission to help support young people’s emotional and mental well-being. The book received a perfect 10/10 rating from The Independent.Hailed as ‘the manifesting queen’ by Forbes & the Financial Times, Roxie brings her unique approach to self-development across the world, hosting corporate workshops for the world’s largest companies, as well as, hosting her own sell-out workshops and webinars.Her commitment and dedication to transforming the lives of people who suffer with emotional and mental-health issues and helping them to fulfil their potential has seen her quickly become a leading figure in the wellness world.You can follow Roxie on Instgaram here.
09/02/2421m 19s

On why you should embrace the comfort zone

In this ten minute, solo episode Anna offers up some grounding words on a topic she has been mulling over in her mind, reframing your comfort zone. We really hope Anna's words resonate with you and that you find them helpful in your daily life.
05/02/2410m 18s

One Thing with Carly Rowena on how nothing is permanent except death

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to author, retreat host, coach and mentor, Carly Rowena about her One Thing; on how nothing is permanent except death.From conquering Mt Kilimanjaro to Machu Picchi, from Portugal to Bali, England to Greece creating a safe space for individuals to come and explore who they really are with likeminded people is one Carly's favourite things to do and she has in fact just moved to Bali! Fine out more about all that Carly has to offer here:Read Carly's book ‘Beautiful Body’ Download Carly's App MoodmentLearn about Carly's 4 week mentorship programme
02/02/2421m 47s

On how to form habits that last

In this solo episode, published in the week in January that so many of us will be questioning whether we can maintain the ambitious resolutions and pledges that we set ourselves as the New Year dawned, Anna offers advice on how listeners can form habits that really last.We hope they help you keep going and make simple changes that you can fancify later.We hope you enjoy.
29/01/2410m 24s

One Thing with Grace Mortimer on taking the pressure of family mealtimes

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to founder of @myfirstmeals, Grace Mortimer about her one thing, taking the pressure of family meals.Grace is a mum of one from Gloucestershire and her first Sunday Times Bestselling Book, My First Meals: Fast, fun and easy recipes for children with just five ingredients, was published in 2022. And you can now pre-order her second book My Family Meals: Discover delicious, nutritious budget-friendly recipes for the whole family which will be published later this year here.And of course make sure you're following Grace on Instagram here.
26/01/2422m 6s

On letting going of control... just a little bit

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna shares a poem and helps listeners take baby steps to let go of control, just a little bit.As always, we hope this listen gives you some ideas for making your life easier, fuller and more joyful.
22/01/2412m 25s

One Thing Live At The Baby Show!

Better later than never! This week we've finally found space on the busy publishing schedule of The Therapy Edit to share this amazing recording of a live episode that Anna recorded at The Baby Show in 2023.In this one-of-a-kind episode Anna chats to no nonsense self development coach Holly Matthews and influencer Laura Coleman about the One Thing that they would share with all the mums in front of a LIVE audience! It's a brilliant listen and great to hear the panel share their experiences and advice about honest motherhood alongside other mums in the thick of it.To find out more about these guests, follow Holly on Instagram at @iamhollymathews and Laura at @misslauracolemanWe hope you love the listen!
19/01/2434m 40s

On how to feel less irritable

In this Monday solo episode, Anna takes a dive into those moments when you feel snappy, short tempered and just plain irritable. As well as helping mums understand just how common this feeling is, Anna explores a few practical tips to help you manage these emotions.For more advice and a deeper dive into the topics of anger and irritability, make sure you've read Raising a Happier Mother.
15/01/2410m 53s

One Thing with Irsa Saleem on finding the positive in every situation

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to fashion, family and lifestyle influencer about her One Thing; pulling something positive, no matter how small, out of every situation.Irsa Saleem is a talented and diverse creator focussing on high-quality fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and parenting content. Irsa’s content primarily sits across Instagram and YouTube but more recently her husband, Marcus, and daughters Mia and Alaia joined forces to set up @TheRenzFamily TikTok account. A relatable, personable, and natural storytelling approach with her audience allows Irsa to share light-hearted and fun content that they easily engage with. As well as touching on more sensitive conversations including her religion and her approach to motherhood and parenting.We hope you love this conversation.
12/01/2425m 21s

On how to hit the reset button on bad habits

In this Monday solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna offers listeners useful tips to help them reset the button on bad habits and proactively make the decision to know their worth and make themselves a priority so that they are better equipped to prioritise others.We hope you find it helpful. x
08/01/2411m 41s

One Thing with April Pearson on why you should stop worrying that things are going to go wrong.

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to 'that girl from Skins', April Pearson about her One Thing; on why you should stop worrying that things are going to go wrong.Trigger warning: April shares her experience of miscarriage and difficult pregnancies.April Pearson is best known for playing Michelle in the original cast of hit TV series, Skins. Her screen work includes feature films, Tormented, Home For Christmas, Tank 432, Tucked, Sideshow and Netflix Originals series, Kiss Me First. In 2016 she won Best Actress for her performance in Fractured at the British Horror Film Festival, which she also produced, and Best Supporting Actress at the same festival in 2017 for her role in Caught.April co-wrote and starred in Making Tracks, which premiered at Raindance Film Festival in 2018 and in 2021 she produced and starred in The Kindred, which premiered at Frightfest in 2021. Her podcast; “Are you Michelle From Skins?”, was also a huge hit.You can and certainly should follow April on Instagram here.
05/01/2423m 9s

On 5 things to let go of in 2024

Happy New Year! This episode is published on the 1st January 2024 and Anna welcome listeners to a brand new year by offering them 5 things to let go of in 2024.We hope it helps you start the year knowing your worth and setting yourself up for a great and happy year.
01/01/2411m 42s

One Thing with Rosie Nixon on how reinvention is always possible

In this inspiring guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna speaks to Rosie Nixon, former Editor-in-Chief of HELLO! magazine about her One Thing; how reinvention is always an option.Following her own recent professional reinvention, Rosie's honest words will be a huge boost to everyone out there feeling like their current work just isn't working for them anymore.Rosie lives in Surrey and, after a thrilling time as Editor in Chief and Editor of HELLO! magazine, she decided it was time to super-charge her career and set up her own Consultancy. HELLO! is now one of her clients and she enjoys flexing her creative muscles for other brands too. Rosie is the author of three novels, The Stylist, Amber Green Takes Manhattan and Just Between Friends, plus the Be Kind book (Harper Collins) and has two more books in the works. She enjoys the variety of a portfolio career which includes coaching clients and recording her podcast, plus mothering her two lively sons!You can learn more about Rosie and take a look at her books and work on her website here.You can also follow Rosie on Instagram here.
29/12/2324m 18s

On come and walk with me for 10 minutes

If you're listening to this episode on the day it's published - Happy Christmas 2023! We hope you're having a great time. In this episode Anna invites you to take a moment away from the chaos or the feelings of overwhelm that might be creeping in or bursting out of you. Join Anna on a short ten minute walk, grab your headphones, grab your coat and enjoy a mini therapy session that will leave you better equipped to enjoy the rest of the day. We really hope it helps. x
25/12/2311m 40s

One Thing with Dr Alex George on stomping and prioritising what makes you feel anchored

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit Anna welcomes long time friend and colleague, Dr Alex George to the podcast. Published the week before Christmas, Alex shares his one thing; finding your anchor and routine over Christmas and indeed across the whole year. Dr. Alex George is a TV doctor, best-selling author, and Youth Mental Health Ambassador to the government. Alex has become a well known and respected figure amongst healthcare professionals in the UK, from his years as an A&E doctor, bringing the nation accessible and reassuring advice directly from the frontline throughout the pandemic.He has published three Sunday Times Number 1 Bestsellers, Live Well Every Day and The Mind Manual for adults, and A Better Day for children, which also won Book of the Year for Children’s Non-Fiction at The British Book Awards. Alex is on a mission to improve mental health support for young people, and has become prolific throughout the UK in his campaigning for Early Support Hubs.He also has a hugely successful podcast, Stompcast, which promotes the importance of walking in nature for mental and physical well being. In November 2021, Alex presented his documentary for BBC One and Children Need, Dr Alex: Our Young Mental Health Crisis. Alex recently presented the much talked about brand new show, Naked Education, alongside Anna Richardon and Yinka Bokkini, for Channel 4 and All4.To find out more about Dr Alex's work follow him on Instagram and visit his website. You can listen to his brilliant podcast, Stompcast here.You can buy his most recent book, The Mind Manual here.
22/12/2322m 50s

On 5 ways to find a new you

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit that airs in the run up to Christmas, Anna looks to get ahead of the New Year New You way of thinking and offers listeners 5 ways to a new you, or more sustainably 5 small things you can do to help you feel better. No target smashing required! We hope you enjoy.
18/12/2312m 12s

One Thing with Zoë de Pass on finding the right new mum friends

In this episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Zoë de Pass (aka Dress Like a Mum) about her One Thing; on finding your true new mums friends by embracing your old and new identity as a mum, particularly when it comes to fashion and design.Zoë's ‘Dress Like A Mum’ blog was designed to dispel the myth that mum’s can’t dress and inspire women to hold on to their identity and energy in the midst of parenthood and develop timeless and sustainable wardrobes.This campaign helped Zoë build her social media presence and use her platform to share sustainable fashion choices and continue to empower women who look to Zoë for fashion, parenting and lifestyle advice.Take a look at her blog, accessories and eyewear collection here.Follow Zoë on Instagram here.
15/12/2322m 5s

On how to feel less stressed

In this solo Monday episode that lands at a particularly busy time of year, Anna reflects on one of those hectic mornings that left her feeling super stressed. She considers how differently she might have approached the morning and how we can all take some steps to feel a little less stressed.We hope it really resonates and helps some of you to feel less stressed too.
11/12/2310m 35s

One Thing with Mel Schilling on why your mind is like a radio station

In this fabulous guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Married at First Sight Relationships and Dating coach, Mel Schilling about her One Thing; on why your mind is like a radio station and you get to change the channel! Melanie Schilling is a respected and high profile thought-leader in inspiring confidence,courage and competence. She has built a 20-year career as a confidence coach, speaker,TV presenter, business consultant and leadership coach for high-performing businesses andpeople.As a trailblazer in confidence and courage, Mel has recently developed her high-value confidence building programme The Confidence Gap, designed to help global corporations nurture, empower and get the best results from their female employees.You can learn more about Mel at her website and by following her on Instagram.
08/12/2323m 23s

On 3 steps to take the stress out of Christmas

In this ten minute solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna takes a moment to offer listeners three therapeutic and practical steps to take the stress out of Christmas. We really hope it helps.
04/12/2310m 56s

One Thing with Millie Gooch on how to navigate the festive season alcohol free

In this episode of The Therapy Episode, Anna (who completely coincidentally has just embarked upon her own alcohol free journey) chats to Millie Gooch about her top tips for an alcohol free festive season.Millie Gooch is the founder of the Sober Girl Society and is one of the voices leading the sobriety movement in the UK. As a journalist, she has written for a range of publications, and her campaigning work has been featured everywhere from ELLE and Stylist to the BBC and Evening Standard. Her debut book, The Sober Girl Society Handbook, was released in January 2021 and she is currently studying for a masters degree in Addiction and Mental Health.You can follow Millie on Instagram hereYou can follow the Sober Girl Society on Instagram here
01/12/2321m 56s

On stepping out of the fast lane this Christmas

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit that lands in the lead up to Christmas, Anna offers her listeners advice on how to conserve their time and energy by stepping out of the fast lane.We hope it's a help to you.
27/11/2310m 5s

One Thing with Simon Ong on harnessing the power of your positive energy

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Simon Ong about his one thing; the power of your positive energy and how you can harness it to attract great things into your life.Simon Ong is a Life Coach and Business Strategist, an author and a Dad!Simon runs an online community, Energize where he introduces you to the art and science of energy management. In a world where we are always 'on', Simon coaches you to work with your natural energy resources to recognize your most energized state - when to push and when to recoup - so that you can work sustainably towards your biggest goals.He's also the author of Energize; Make the most of every momentYou can also follow Simon on Instagram here
24/11/2320m 32s

On a simple, quick and grounding tool

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares one simple, quick and grounding tool to help you feel better. Sometimes we don't recommend the simple or the quick, but this tip always helps, no matter what. So don't let it pass you by! We hope it's a help.
20/11/2310m 35s

One Thing with Malin Andersson on not losing YOU in motherhood

On this guest epsiode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Malin Andersson about her one thing; on losing yourself in motherhood.An emotionally charged and moving conversation, Malin really opens up and together she and Anna offer listeners relatble experiences of motherhood and tips for finding ways to really live as well as being a great mother,Heads up that this episode contains some fruity language in case you have little ones in earshot! Malin Andersson is a broadcaster, motivational speaker and body confidence activist. She originally rose to fame following her appearance on Love Island in 2016 but after experiencing lifechanging trauma she became a mental health advocate using her platform to promote healing, body positivity and self-love.Malin openly shares her experiences of domestic violence, baby loss, parental loss and eating disorders. She’s an ambassador and spokesperson for Refuge the domestic violence charity, Women’s Aid and Sands which supports people experiencing baby loss. She has also delivered a Tedx Talk about her journey to finding body positivity and self-love.Her first book Positivity is Our Superpower was released in April 2022. Part memoir, part self-help bible, it’s a moving and inspiring read.It led to her presenting her own podcast series Superpower State of Mind.You can follow Malin on Instagram here.
17/11/2321m 32s

On 5 tips for managing guilt from past parenting choices

In this Monday solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna answers a question she hears a lot; how do you manage guilt that relates to previous parenting choices.We hope you find it helps.
13/11/2310m 53s

One Thing with Mrs OT on allowing yourself to acknowledge the loss of your former self in motherhood

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to guest Mrs OT, (aka Kate Okello Tarrant) who shares her one thing; allowing yourself to acknowledge the loss of your former self in motherhood.After years of establishing a successful career as a voice artist and stage/film actor, motherhood took Kate on an unexpected plot twist as the pandemic hit alongside the birth of her first born. Recognising the lack of support for mothers during this time, she used the career 'pause' to train as a breastfeeding specialist as well as an ante-/postnatal & birth advocate. This has snowballed in tandem with her own mama journey and now exists as an online platform focusing on maternal mental health and wellbeing as well as luxe 'mama only events' across the capital which she hosts in person, oftentimes with special guests / industry professionals.You can find out more about Mrs OT hereYou can follow her on Instagram here
10/11/2322m 50s

On one simple tool for comparison

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna offers listener a simple and grounding technique to help you compare yourself to others less.Listen to this episode and learn how NOT to fall into a comparison trap. We really hope it's a help.
06/11/239m 36s

One Thing with Nadia The Osteopath on fostering healthy posture in your children

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Nadia the Osteopath about her One Thing; the importance of fostering healthy posture in your children.Nadia Alibhai has over two decades of experience empowering individuals to live healthier lives and addressing body-structural problems resulting from illness or poor posture. She has been hailed by her patients as their 'secret weapon to total wellbeing' and has helped thousands overcome various aches and pains, ranging from stressed-out executives and famous actors to busy school-run mums.You can find out more about Nadia on her website.You can follow Nadia on Instagram here
03/11/2322m 37s

On 5 tips for calmer mornings

In this Monday solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna offers listeners and fellow parents and carers 5 tips to help the mornings feel a little bit calmer. If you find mornings stressful your'e not alone! They can be a lot when you have a family to get out the door! So, we really hope you love this listen.
30/10/2311m 14s

One Thing with Clare Bourne on taking small steps to better understand your body

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to her friend and Pelvic Health Physio about her One Thing; that every mum should take small steps to better understand their bodies.Clare Bourne is a specialist pelvic health physiotherapist and author of Strong Foundations, based in London, with a passion to support women and men throughout their lives. She believes in talking openly about taboo topics and ensuring everyone feels comfortable to get support even for problems that may feel embarrassing to talk about. She worked extensively in the NHS before starting up her own private practice. She is a Mum of 2 and has learnt first hand the importance of care and support during the perinatal period. Clare is the founder of All About Mum which provides postnatal education cards, webinars and ebooks to support women with all the information they deserve. She is also co-founder of the Pelvic Health Practice, a specialist team of pelvic health physios providing home visits across London. You can buy Clare's book, Strong Foundation here.You can follow her on Instagram here.You can visit Clare's website and find out more about her services here.
27/10/2323m 10s

On 5 tips to help when you feel excluded

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna considers the scenario that may have happened to many of us as mums, the feeling that we've been excluded or left out.Motherhood often comes with new relationships and scary moments walking into baby groups or meeting people at the school gates. So, we really hope these 5 tips to help you when you feel excluded help you to build better and more meaningful relationships that help you enjoy a happier motherhood.
23/10/2310m 10s

One Thing with Emily Brooks on colouring in your home to express yourself

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Emily Brooks about the power of colour in your home to make you feel AT home, happy and to reflect your personality.Emily Brooks is an Interiors Colour Consultant and Interior Stylist, working in-home with clients to colour-in their homes with colourful paint and furnishings. Trained in both design and psychotherapy, Emily brings an unusually holistic approach to interior decorating, acknowledging that our homes shouldn’t be perfect, but should be an authentic expression and celebration of those who live in them.You can learn more about Emily and her work here.You can follow Emily on Instagram here.
20/10/2322m 11s

On the difference between guilt and shame

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna unpacks the emotions that are guilt and shame and helps listeners understand how guilt can (occasionally) steer us to be better mothers but shame serves us no purpose at all. She also offers practical advice about how to recognise each emotiion and make sure you're not beating yourself up unhelpfully.We hope it's a helpful episode and as always ask you to rate, review and subscribe.
16/10/2310m 40s

One Thing with Gabriela Peacock on beating stress and gaining happy hormones

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Gabriela Peacock, Nutritional Therapist about how to beat stress and boost happy hormones through nutrition, supplements and a few other clever hacks you might not know. Perfect as we head into the darkest time of the year.Gabriela Peacock qualified as a Nutritional Therapist with BSc (Hons) in Health Science from the University of Westminster and a diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition, going on to set up her first clinic in Belgravia in 2012.Gabriela is passionate about the impact that high-quality supplements can have in every area of our lives. Sleep, immunity, fertility, energy levels, wellness and of course healthy weight loss – good nutrition is always the foundation. Wanting to help more people than she could in her clinic alone she created GP Nutrition to revolutionise and simplify the way we shop for nutrients.You can buy Gabriela's range of supplements here.You can follow Gabriela on Instagram hereYou can buy Gabriela's best selling book, Two Weeks to a Younger You here
13/10/2325m 10s

On a revelation about anxiety

In this solo episode of the The Therapy Edit, Anna helps us to manage our worry about potential future loss. A great listen for those who suffer with anxiety and worst case scenario thinking. We hope it's a real help to you.
09/10/239m 26s

One Thing with Dr Tara Swart on neuroplasticity, oxytocin and the parenting love bubble

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Dr Tara Swart more deeply exploring the topic of neuroplasticity (as touched upon last week). Dr Tara explains to us that you can reinvent yourself personally and professionally using neuroplasticity. You can also impact the development of your children’s brains by understanding this. This segues into manifestation and mindfulness for both parents and children. There are loads of practical tips for lessening stress and feeling better as a mum in this episode.Dr Tara Swart is a neuroscientist, medical doctor, executive advisor, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan, and author of best-seller ‘The Source’ which has translations in 38 global territories. Tara is passionate about disseminating simple, pragmatic neuroscience-based messages that change the way people live and work. She personally advises a small number of executives via personal recommendation only, and speaks at major conferences globally.You buy Dr Tara's book, The Source, here.You can listen to Dr Tara's podcast, Reinvent Yourself, here.
06/10/2323m 14s

On 2 ways to help you worry less about what others think

In this solo episode, following a period of personal trauma and grief in her own life, Anna shares her learning as she reflects on her recent holiday where she handled her curveball in a public forum. How could she worry less about what everyone else was thinking about how she and her family were coping on holiday.Take a listen to hear her two ways to worry less about what others think.We hope you find it helpful.
02/10/2311m 51s

One Thing with Celest Pereira on how your reactions are shaping your childrens' ability to deal with pain

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Celest Pereira about the fascinating topic of neuroplasticity and the impact that your well intended words can have on your child's approach to pain. You'll learn about the 'Threat Bucket' and how you can nurture your child's confidence and pain tolerance in later life.Celest is a self-confessed geek who loves anatomy, neuroscience and biomechanics. She miraculously acquired her BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2009, despite dropping out of school at 16. She found learning at school really tough, however now credits her ability to make complex concepts easy to grasp, down to her learning struggles. She runs regular education-based workshops where she takes current scientific research, anecdotal evidence from senior healthcare providers and applies them to movement disciplines. She’s currently specialising in functional neurology, learning how it can be applied to improve pain, health and performance.You can find out about Celest's app and all of her other services on here website here.You can also follow Celest on Instagram.
29/09/2322m 2s

On 5 ways to protect yourself from life's curveballs

In this episode of The Therapy Edit Anna shares 5 pieces of advice that really helped her navigate a recent curveball in her life. She reflects on how this learning undoubtedly left her better able to cope and offers listeners tips on how to be better prepared to navigate stormy seas if they come.We hope you find this episode comforting and as Anna explains do make use of her books if you are prone to anxiety.
25/09/2311m 56s

One Thing with Olga Thompson on why it's all okay

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit Anna and Olga Thompson take a deep dive into the gaps of motherhood and why it's okay to feel all the feels and to allow yourself time to adjust and change in each and every stage of it.Olga Thompson is an actor, writer and comedian and provider of wonderful/hilarious and meaningful online content on Instagram. You can follow her here.
22/09/2322m 19s

On how to feel less busy

In this solo episode Anna takes a moment to ponder some practical actions that Mums can take to help them feel less busy. There are some really useful ideas in this podcast that Anna uses on a daily basis to help identify what elements of her busy life she can control and reduce. We hope you find it helpful.There are plenty more thoughts and examples on this topic in Anna's fourth book, Raising a Happier Mother which is now available to buy here.
18/09/2319m 12s

One Thing with Poppy Delbridge on the transformative power of tapping

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Poppy Delbridge about the power of tapping and how it can bring your mind and body together and serve you in so many ways.Changing lives as a manifestation coach, speaker, author and tapping expert known as “the go to for public figures” (VOGUE) when it comes to personal development using energy psychology, Poppy has combined her 15 + year career as ‘one of the most powerful women in TV’ (Glamour) working with networks such as BBC, MTV, Netflix, ITV and Channel 4 as a Creative Executive with Pivot Into Power - her own 90 day creative process to unlock full potential, manifesting ‘all-round’ life success and wellbeing.You can learn more about Pivot into Power here.You can buy Poppy's book 'Tapping In, Manifest the life you want with the transformative power of tapping.' here.You can follow Poppy on Instagram here
15/09/2322m 36s

On 5 things to do when you feel touched out

In this episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna considers the common feeling amongst mothers that they are touched out and crave some personal space.If you've ever felt this way and it's impacted your relationships or the way you feel, this is a must listen and we hope you find it a help.
11/09/2310m 47s

One Thing with Joeli Brearley on why the Motherhood Penalty is not your fault

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna is thrilled to chat to campaigner, author and founder of Pregnant Then Screwed, Joeli Brearley about her One Thing; that the motherhood penalty is NOT YOUR FAULTJoeli founded Pregnant Then Screwed in 2015 after her own experience of pregnancy discrimination. She writes for the Telegraph, is the winner of the Northern Power Women Agent for Change award, is an Amnesty International Human Rights Defender and a member of the United Nations Working Group: Women’s Human Rights in the Changing World of Work. In January 2021 she took the Government to court for indirect sex discrimination due to the way self employed mothers were being financially penalised by the income support scheme. Her debut book: ”Pregnant Then Screwed: The Truth about the Motherhood Penalty, and how to fix it’’ was published on the 4th March 2021. In 2022 'The Motherhood Penalty: How to stop motherhood being the kiss of death for your career' was published. You can visit the Pregnant Then Screwed website here Follow Pregnant Then Screwed on Instagram here
08/09/2323m 38s

On feeling proud of yourself

In this episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats about the importance of self pride and honouring yourself, your feelings, your needs and your boundaries. She considers how tiny decisions about how much you matter, can transform your life for the better, so do take 15 minutes to enjoy this episode, rate, review and share with others who may find it helpful.
04/09/2310m 18s

One Thing with Bronagh Meere on creating a school run capsule wardrobe

In today’s guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna welcomes Bronagh Meere from @whiledollysleeps who shares her ideas for creating the perfect capsule wardrobe for school mum life. Bronagh Meere kicked off her fashion career during Heat magazine’s heyday, when she landed a job on what was arguably the most influential style desk of its time. She made the leap to freelancing in 2008 and remains one of the industry's most in-demand stylists to this day. Whether she’s working her magic on celebrity shoots, big-brand advertising campaigns, music videos, TV shows or as a personal stylist to VIPs, her friendly approach, unrivalled work ethic and ceaseless style knowledge have kept her at the forefront of the industry. When her daughter Dolly was born seven years ago, Bronagh created an Instagram account called @whiledollysleeps, in honour of the fact that it was the only chance she had to get any work done! When her son Hugo followed two years later, she had even less time but an ever-increasing passion for posting vibrant, must-have, easy-to-duplicate outfits, as well as top style tips (and the occasional insight into her Edwardian house renovation, which she lovingly refers to as ‘the building site’). As a result, @whiledollysleeps has organically grown into a warm, fun, colourful account where followers can interact with each other about everything from raincoats to cowboy boots and keep up to date with Bronagh’s (occasionally out-there) day-to-day style.
01/09/2321m 54s

On 3 steps to address comparison

In this Monday solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna offers out 3 steps to address comparison and allow yourself to be unique and good enough.We hope you enjoy, please don't forget to subscribe, rate and review so more people can benefit from Anna's grounding and therapeutic words.
28/08/2310m 52s

One Thing with Susie Robbins on why starting school isn't all about academics

As we zoom towards the start of a new school year Anna interviews Susie Robbins who offers some incredibly helpful advice for mums of children starting school this September.Susie is a behaviour expert that you'll find on Instagram at @resolvetoplayYou can also learn more about Susie and all that she offers at her website.Susie has many years of experience working with children deemed to be 'at risk' of social or academic exclusion. She has supported them, and their families to repair relationships at home, and at school with the aim that they would come to, remain in and ultimately enjoy school life. Susie is passionate about empowering children and young families to do the very best that they can, and so thrive.This year Susie released her Happy Days Diary; an emotional wellbeing journal for kids to help identify emotions, triggers and build a tool kit to aid regulation. You can find out more and get copies for your children here.
25/08/2321m 46s

On one way to be more confident

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna offers out some advice to mums about how they can be a little more confident, authentic and consequently happier.Simple tips, but important ones to hold at the forefront of your mind as you walk through motherhood.#confidence #maternalmentalhealth #authenticity
21/08/2310m 23s

One Thing with Charlotte Stirling Reed on ditching the stress over what to feed your family

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to repeat guest and friend of the podcast, Charlotte Stirling-Reed about how she encourages mums all over the world to let go of the stress they experience around feeding their families. For many parents, feeding the family healthy, creative, home-cooked meals can be a struggle, with busy schedules and different tastes to navigate. After the initial care taken in the weaning stage, it's easy to find yourself falling back on oven chips!Expert nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed is here to help. Following on from her bestselling books How to Wean Your Baby and How to Feed Your Toddler, Charlotte's new book, How to Feed Your Family brings her trademark approach of practical support and nurturing step-by-step guidance to help you manage the juggle of family life.With 70 delicious, balanced recipes, and with Charlotte's expert advice, you'll soon find mealtimes can be stress-free and healthy, so you can continue on your journey of bringing up adventurous little foodies
18/08/2323m 3s

On leaning into having fun

In this episode of The Therapy Edit Anna offers her listeners some advice about how they can lean deeply into fun and allow themselves the joy of being in amongst it as opposed to observing the chaos from an anxious distance.We hope you enjoy it. x
14/08/2310m 39s

One Thing with Izzy Judd on leaning into this moment right now

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Izzy Judd about her One Thing; the importance of leaning deeply into the right now and being present in the moment. And of course Izzy offers some practical advice on how you can actually make that happen in the fast lane of motherhood.Izzy is wife to the drummer in McFly, Harry Judd and mum to Lola, Kit & Lockie, She's also an incredible violinist and author of Dare to Dream & Mindfulness 4 Mums.You can follow Izzy on Instagram here
11/08/2322m 35s

On not feeling good enough

In this Monday solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna offers out 3 steps to address the feeling of not being good enough.We hope you enjoy, please don't forget to subscribe, rate and review so more people can benefit from Anna's grounding and therapeutic words.
07/08/2310m 24s

One Thing with Harriet Frew on how motherhood impacts our relationship with food

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Eating Disorder Therapist Harriet Frew on her One Thing; how the loss of control that goes hand in hand with motherhood can impact our relationship with food.Harriet is an experienced BACP accredited counsellor who specialises in supporting people with eating disorders and body image issues. She has worked in an Adult Eating Disorder NHS Service and privately since 2003. and is host of the eating disorder podcast - The Eating Disorder Therapist and trainer in eating disorders and body image.Harriet offers individual therapy, online courses, training and Breakthrough Days and a psychological approach to helping someone understand their eating disorder as a coping strategy, and then to empower them with skills and tools for change. Harriet is passionate about the therapy relationship and instilling hope that recovery is possible and is also an expert through experience having made a full recovery from bulimia nervosa.You can follow Harriet at the following links: InstagramThe Eating Disorder Therapist on all major platforms.And further support can be found here:Eating Disorder Prevention Event:'s website: The UK's Eating Disorder Charity
04/08/2323m 56s

On 6 hurdles to being the mum you want to be

In this Monday solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna reads aloud from her new book, Raising A Happier Mother: How to Find Balance, Feel Good and See Your Children Flourish as a Result.This reading offers advice for overcoming six common hurdles that prevent us from being the mothers we want to be.
31/07/2310m 47s

One Thing with Nicola Chapman on finding your confidence

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna speaks to Nicola Chapman Haste about her One Thing, how she'd love to help all mums become more self confident and own the things that are amazing about them.Over the past 12 years, Nic has co-authored best selling book FACE, executive produced BBC Worldwide's documentary Hollywood Icons & was the driving force behind the hugely successful makeup brush brand Real Techniques.‍Commanding 26 years of award-winning makeup artist experience & recognition from established titles such as Sunday Times, New York Times, Glamour (of which Nic won Women of the Year) This Morning & Lorraine, Nic continues to educate followers on how to create a range of looks, in-depth product reviews and applies methodology behind problem fixing.Find out more about Nic on InstagramTake a look at her YouTube channel here
28/07/2321m 57s

On 5 ways to declutter your mind

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna responds to a listeners question about how she can apply the same principles of house decluttering to her mind. Anna offers a few ideas about how you can make some space in your head for calm. We hope you enjoy it and do keep sending your questions and podcast topic requests Anna's way to
24/07/2311m 9s

One Thing with Alex Light on why you are NOT a before picture

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Alex Light, body confidence influencer who is committed to helping women across the world feel better in their own skin. Alex's One Thing is the consistent piece of advice she offers up to women everywhere - You are NOT a before picture! Alex's own fashion range is an extension of her online work, and she has created each piece with the hope it will help women to feel happy and confident exactly as they are.You can follow Alex on Instagram here.You can shop from her range and learn more here.You can also buy Alex's book - 'You Are Not a Before Picture' here.
21/07/2320m 33s

On a gamechanging thought about anxiety

In this episode of The Therapy Edit Anna shares her thoughts about anxiety and about how those who are living in fear that the worst might just happen, can confidently free themselves of that feeling. And if you're living through a curveball, trauma or tragedy, know that you have the power to find gems in the rubble and one day you can thrive again.
17/07/2310m 57s

One Thing with Dr Caroline Boyd on how to transform your anger into a superpower

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Dr Caroline Boyd about her One Thing; how mothers can use the anger and rage they experience and turn it into their superpower.Dr Caroline is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, HCPC registered, with over 10 years’ experience working in the NHS and mental health settings.You can follow Caroline on Instagram hereYou can learn about Caroline's course on rage here You can also buy her recently published book, Mindful New Mother, here.**Trigger warning – discussion of rage which can feel upsetting for some. Please take care when listening.If this episode raises any concerns for you please talk to a trusted health professional such as your GP. You can also reach out to the services below:UK: PANDAS - 0808 1961 776Samaritans – 116 123For emergency help - call 999 or visit your local A&E department
14/07/2324m 20s

On 5 more things that changed my life

Following on from last week's episode where Anna shared the first 5 free and accessible things that have changed her life, this week she shares 5 more! If you enjoy this week's practical tips, don't miss last week's so that you have the full top 10!
10/07/2311m 52s

One Thing with Kelsey Parker on the amazing sacrifice of parents

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Kelsey Parker, founder of Performing Arts School, K2 Stars and the wife of the late Tom Parker, the member of boyband The Wanted who sadly passed away due to a brain tumour in 2022.Kelsey shares her One Thing and it's all about the admiration she has for the incredible sacrifices that great parents make for their children.Alongside establishing her performing arts stage school, Kelsey's memoir, With and Without You will be published in September and you can pre-order it here.You can follow Kelsey on Instagram here.
07/07/2322m 0s

On 5 things that changed my life

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna offers the first 5, of 10 things that have changed her life.Achievable for most and totally free, this small changes really can be game changers for all mums. Why not give them a try? And be sure to tune in next week for part 2 -5 more thing that changed Anna's life!
03/07/2310m 54s

One Thing with Liv Thorne on how there's no right answers

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna speaks to solo parent and author, Liv Thorne about how there's no right answers in parenting.Liv chose to become a parent alone with the help of a sperm donor and she honestly shares her journey of parenting alone on her Instagram and also in her book, Liv's Alone which you can buy here.
30/06/2321m 29s

On diving deeper into the practice of gratitude

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna considers the practice of gratitude and shares a new idea about how we might approach the powerful tool that is feeling grateful without it becoming repetitive or like a mental tick list we run through on repeat.We really hope you enjoy it.
26/06/2311m 30s

One Thing with Natasha Devon on parenting in a digital world

This week on The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to guest Natasha Devon who offers her one thing to mothers around the world who might be struggling with how best to approach parenting their children in a digital age; with curiosity.This episode is packed full of tips and advice and if you love what Natasha has to say you’ll want to get your copy of her new book; ‘Clicks; How to be your best self online’.You can also follow Natasha on Instagram here.
23/06/2322m 45s

On when you can't see the wood for the trees

In this episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna talks about those moments when you feel so overwhelmed that you can't see the wood from the trees.When overwhelm kicks in, there is plenty you can do to lessen the panic and start to feel more in control of what lies ahead and in this episode Anna shows you how.We hope you find it helpful.
19/06/2310m 43s

One Thing with MANtenatal on better ways to communicate as co-parents

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Gordon of MANtenatal whose One Thing offers us a father's perspective on how couples can communicate effectively and move away from the feeling we're nagging. Gordon created MANtenatal after attending two 'traditional' antenatal courses. The courses were ok, but they never seemed to give any real focus on preparing men for the amazing and sometimes difficult journey to fatherhood. It was time to act!MANtenatal is a fully digital platform, designed by dads and endorsed by the NHS in the UK, along with Midwives & Doula's from around the world. You get to select the course format that works for you. Do you prefer to chat live with other dads, or perhaps have a private 1:1? Some of you reading this may want to simply download the course and watch it in your own time. No matter your preference, we've got you covered! But that is not all... when you join MANtenatal, you automatically become part of a global squad of guys who can openly talk about MENtal health issues impacting dads too. This is a safe space and nothing is taboo!You can find out more about MANtenatal here.You can follow MANtenatal on Instagram here.
16/06/2323m 25s

On mixed feelings that your children are growing up

On this solo episode of the Therapy Edit Anna considers how we approach the confusing feelings of sadness and joy about our children growing up.We really hope you enjoy the listen, don't forget to rate, review and subscribe so that you never miss an episode.
12/06/2310m 38s

One Thing with Saira Khan on how to glow from the inside out

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Saira Khan about how she believes taking a holistic approach to skincare will make you feel wonderful.Saira Khan is a familiar face on our televisions having been a runner up on The Apprentice in 2005 and going on to star in many shows that we all know and love.More recently Saira has founded her own brand of skincare, SairaSkin that you can discover on her website.SairaSkin was born from a genuine desire to help individuals embrace their uniqueness, celebrating the skin they’re in. This means accepting scars, uneven skin tones, stretchmarks, fine lines, and wrinkles.You can also follow Saira on Instagram here
09/06/2322m 20s

On 5 ways to better channel your rage

In this solo episode of the The Therapy Edit Anna considers how common, yet surprising it is for mothers to feel episodes of anger and rage, recalling some words she wrote in response to a character from the Netflix series Ozark talking about fierce motherhood.And of course she offers us 5 therapeutic suggestions and ways to minimise the chances of feeling these emotions and channeling them more positively when they do occur.Anna names some further resources to support you to manage your feelings of anger and range.You'll find the People Pleasing course hereYou can buy Anna's second book, Know Your Worth here
05/06/2310m 57s

One Thing with Daisy Upton on why 5 minutes really is enough

In this Friday episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Daisy Upton, aka Five Minute Mum about her One Thing which is that 5 minutes really is enough! Daisy is a mum of two and an ex primary school teaching assistant. She's come up with easy games and activities for little kids aged 1 and up, that take five minutes to set up (which means they also take five minute to clear away again - hurrah)!Daisy's little and often approach is demonstrated on her amazing Instagram account which you'll find here. Daisy's brand new book will be published with Ladybird in June- Starting School: is a gentle, funny guide aimed at children all around taking the big step to big school. You can pre-order it here.Daisy has also written: Five Minute Mum: Give Me Five: Five minute, easy, fun games for busy people to do with little kids Five Minute Mum: Time For School: Easy, fun five-minute games to support Reception and Key Stage 1 children through their first years at schoolFive Minute Mum: On the Go: From long journeys to family gatherings, easy, fun five-minute games to entertain children whenever you're out and about
02/06/2322m 49s

On some brilliant tips for health anxiety

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna offers a few therapeutic coping techniques for managing health anxiety.If you find Anna's grounding and calming words on this topic helpful, you may find her one hour video workshop on the topic helpful and you'll find it here. Anna also recommends her first book, Mind Over Mother, which offers lots of explanation and background on anxiety and why many of us experience it in motherhood. You can get your copy of the book here.
29/05/2311m 39s

One Thing with Gemma Bird on how the the early years of motherhood cost AND give the most

In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna welcomes guest Gemma Bird who shares her one thing which is a reassuring piece of advice for those in the early years of parenthood worried about the spiralling costs in the early days.Gemma is a mum of two, speaker, author and regular television contributor who specialises in offering advice for mothers on managing a budget and money saving hacks.Gemma Bird’s practical and savvy money-saving tips have made her a social media sensation with over 330k followers on Instagram. Gemma isalso a regular on ITV's Lorraine as one of the show's expert 'Saver Squad'.From entertaining the kids, useful money-saving apps and the best deals and freebies, hard-working Mum Gemma shares the ‘need to knows’ to push through economically challenging times.The key to Gemma’s success comes from her own motivation, a working Mum who frequently held down multiple jobs to make ends meet; she is actively instigating change, dropping the perceived shame and secrecy around being strapped for cash, in debt or economising. She says, “There is a pride & empowerment that comes with being in control of your money”.You can follow Gemma on Instagram as @moneymumofficialYou can buy Gemma's most recent book, The Money Journal hereYou can buy Gemma's first book Money Mum Official: Save Yourself Happy: Your Ultimate Money Tips Guide here.
26/05/2321m 18s

On taking the stress out of small talk

In this solo episode, Anna shares her tried and tested top tips for taking the stress out of small talk.As a social anxiety sufferer, Anna has direct experience of the physical and mental symptoms that mingling can cause but in this episode she also ponders the impact of our reliance on surface level conversations has on our ability to dig for deeper connection, even though we crave it and we need it.Remember you can take advantage of more of Anna's therapeutic advice on social anxiety in her £20 sofa session here.
22/05/2310m 58s

One Thing with Lorraine Candy on accepting that your children won't always be happy

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to journalist, podcaster and author Lorraine Candy about the one thing that she'd share with all the mums.Lorraine draws on her decades of parenting four children and lets fellow parents know that they should learn to be comfortable with their children not always feeling happy.You can follow Lorraine on Instagram hereYou can pre-order/order Lorraine's brand new book: 'What's Wrong With Me? 101 Things Midlife Women Need to Know' hereYou can listen to Lorraine's podcast here
19/05/2323m 10s

On one tweak to find more calm and patience

In today's solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares with listeners her recent journey to cut right back on alcohol and the surprising effect it's had on her sense of calm and her nervous system.
15/05/2310m 36s

One Thing With Ruby Warrington on the stubbornly taboo topic of women without kids

This week, Anna is joined by editor, author, book doula and creator of the term 'sober curious', Ruby Warrington. In this episode of The Therapy Edit, they discuss Ruby's One Thing: how society must turn the tables on their approach towards women without kids.Foregoing motherhood has traditionally marked a woman as "other." With no official place setting for her in our society, she has hovered on the sidelines: the quirky girl, the neurotic career obsessive, the "eccentric" aunt. Instead of continuing to paint women without kids as sad, self-obsessed, or somehow dysfunctional, what if we saw them as boldly forging a new vision for a fully autonomous womankind? Or as journalist and thought leader Ruby asks, what if being a woman without kids were in fact its own kind of legacy?We hope you find Rubys words insightful.You can find Ruby on Instagram hereOrder Ruby's book 'Women Without Kids' here.Order Ruby's book 'Sober Curious: The Blissful Sleep, Greater Focus, and Deep Connection Awaiting Us All on the Other Side of Alcohol' here.
12/05/2323m 26s

On a powerful way to grow your ‘village’

Do you sometimes just feel the need to be held? To be mothered? To be supported?For a myriad of reasons that’s not always practical or possible so in this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna offers out some ideas about how you can find that kind of support when you really need it. We hope it helps some of you to feel better today.This episode refers to the #MumRibbonMovement which Anna has set up as a symbol between mothers that you are open to receiving or giving help.Read this article about the movement to find out more.
08/05/2310m 50s

One Thing With Rachel Schofield on your identity in motherhood

This week, Anna is joined by author, speaker and career and personal development coach, Rachel Schofield. In this episode of The Therapy Edit, they discuss Rachel's One Thing: how women musn't be afraid by their evolving identity.Rachel's experience working with women who want to transform their careers and reinvent themselves professionally has led her to be expertly placed on how it feels to want to try something new. In this episode she shares her advice and experience in overcoming barriers to professional change.We hope you find Rachel's words helpful.You can find Rachel on Instagram hereHer free worksheet '" Ways to Explore Your Passions" can be downloaded hereOrder Rachel's book 'The Career Change Guide: Five Steps to Finding Your Dream Job' here.
05/05/2320m 15s

On six hurdles to being the mum you want to be

Following the announcement of her new book 'Raising a Happier Mother', Anna shares some insight from the book and discusses the things that can prevent us from being the mothers that we want to be.So often we know what we need to do, but in the moment, when we're feeling overwhelmed and depleted, our rational selves check out. We're simply trying to make it through that moment or that day. So how can we flourish and thrive rather than merely survive?Listen in as Anna discusses six common hurdles to being the mum you want to be and shares tips for each to help you get to a better place. You don't have to be the perfect mother. Good is good enough.You can pre-order Anna's new book 'Raising a Happier Mother' here.Anna's toolkit - a suite of powerful, self-guided, interactive courses that are designed to help you delve a little deeper and nurture your own mental health and wellbeing - can be accessed here.
01/05/2310m 41s

One Thing with The Mumologist on how we can parent ourselves

This week, Anna is joined by clinical psychologist, author, speaker and campaigner Dr Emma Svanberg AKA the Mumologist, fresh off the press tour for her new book 'Parenting for Humans'.In this episode of The Therapy Edit, they discuss Emma's One Thing: how we can look after our children when we still, at times, feel like a child ourselves.Consciously or unconsciously, we all carry a small child within us and what we experience in childhood actually shapes and determines our entire approach to life as adults - and to the way we parent.Dr Emma shares some brilliantly practical advice on how we can parent ourselves so that we're better able to deal with those moments in parenting where we feel vulnerable, overwhelmed, like a failure, so that we can bring calm to the situation and respond in a better way to the challenges of raising children.We hope you find Dr Emma's words helpful.You can find Dr Emma Svanberg on Instagram hereOrder Dr Emma's book 'Parenting for Humans: how to parent the child you have, as the person you are' hereShe is also the founder of the Psychology Cooperative - a collective of expert practitioners offering mental health and wellbeing support to parents - and co-founder of the Make Birth Better community.
28/04/2320m 41s

On the real truth behind success

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna discusses the real truth behind success.So often when we are confronted with other people's achievements, we fall into the comparison trap, and feelings of not being good enough can surface. We can be so critical of ourselves, particularly when we are tired and depleted.Join Anna for this short 10 minute episode where she shares the one truth that can help us to reframe our reactions to and feelings around other people's accomplishments so that they no longer trigger us.For more support around this topic, buy a copy of Anna's book Know Your Worth or watch The Week on Worth course.
24/04/239m 34s

One Thing with Vicky Pattison on growing confidence

Is that mindless scroll through your Instagram feed really a good idea? Does it feed your soul or could it be doing more harm than good? In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats with the inimitable Vicky Pattison - TV personality, Jungle Queen, Celeb Masterchef finalist, charity ambassador, podcaster and author - about the dangers of comparing ourselves to others, the role that social media plays in this and how we can break free from the comparison trap in order to protect our mental health.Vicky brings brilliant humour and refreshing honesty to this episode - we hope you enjoy!Buy Vicky's Sunday Times bestselling book 'The Secret to Happy' hereFollow Vicky on Instagram hereCheck out Vicky's 'The Secret To...' podcast here
21/04/2324m 8s

On 5 tips for dealing with public tantrums and meltdowns

We've all been there. We stand gazing down at our little one as they scream and shout, cry and wail, and thrash around on the floor.Tantrums are common and a completely normal part of a child's development. But that doesn't stop us feeling stressed, anxious and maybe even embarassed about what others must be thinking when our child is having the mother of all meltdowns. We feel the gaze of others burning a hole in the back of our heads, feeling judged as we plead and grapple and bribe. So how can we manage these moments better?In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares 5 invaluable tips on dealing with public tantrums and meltdowns, helping you to end the conflict, soothe your child and bring peace to your outing once again.
17/04/2310m 11s

One Thing with Dr Ranj on one amazing way to improve your sleep

This week on The Therapy Edit, Anna is joined by Dr Ranj Singh, the much-loved household name known for his work as an NHS doctor but also as an award-winning TV presenter, Sunday Times bestselling author, columnist, charity ambassador and celebrity dancer on series 16 of Strictly Come Dancing!Dr Ranj is Furniture Village's Sleep & Wellness Ambassador for 2023, a partnership that sees him share invaluable advice on how to get better quality sleep. In this episode, Dr Ranj shares his One Thing: that we should all be aware of the negative impact that electronic devices can have on our sleep.Listen in as he explains the impact of screen time on our sleep quality and how we can create the perfect conditions for a better night's rest.- Visit the Furniture Village 'Sleep Well, Live Well' page here- Follow Dr Ranj on Instagram here- Pre-order Dr Ranj's new book 'How To Be A Boy: And Do It Your Own Way' here
14/04/2322m 7s

On an easy & powerful way to encourage someone

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares a special moment from a recent family get-together which led her to realise that, when someone is struggling, jumping straight in with advice isn’t always the answer and that there’s a far more powerful way to offer support and encouragement to our loved ones - and even ourselves.
10/04/2311m 19s

One Thing with The Sleep Mums on boundaries that benefit our mental health

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna is joined by baby sleep expert Sarah Carpenter and parenting journalist Cat Cubie, AKA The Sleep Mums, as they discuss their One Thing: the importance of setting boundaries to support our mental health.We tend to be good at setting boundaries for our children, but when it comes to taking care of our own needs, we often fall short.This episode encourages you to think about what it is that you need in order to feel happy and fulfilled and provides valuable advice on how to go about setting boundaries so that we can protect our mental health and in turn, model this healthy behaviour for our children.Find Sarah & Cat on Insta hereCheck out The Sleep Mums podcast hereBuy their brilliant book 'Sleep Better Baby' here
07/04/2322m 13s

On 5 things to help you in tough times

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares 5 powerful tips to help you through tough times.Every so often, life will throw us a curveball - it could be losing a loved one, financial difficulties, redundancy, illness, the breakdown of a relationship. But whatever is turning your world upside down right now, Anna's tools will help you cope and see you through to brighter days.We hope they help.
03/04/2310m 27s

One Thing with Dr Jenna on the impact of self-compassion on immunity

In this latest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna is joined by Dr Jenna Macciochi, immunologist, health coach, author, lecturer and twin mum, as they discuss her One Thing: the incredibly powerful impact that self-compassion can have on our immunity.Of course, the usual pillars of health - sleep, movement, nutrition - play a role in keeping us healthy, but what if we could reduce negative infammation in our bodies and live a healthier life simply by being kinder to ourselves?Listen in as Dr Jenna breaks down the science behind the mind-body connection, in her typically straightforward and accessible way. It's mind-blowing!Find Dr Jenna hereFollow Dr Jenna on Instagram hereBuy her book here
31/03/2321m 43s

On how to get more energy

We all want MORE of ourselves. More energy so that we can enjoy life to the max. Or sometimes, simply have enough energy to just Get. Through. The. Day.And though we might think that the secret to more energy lies in better sleep or squeezing the most out of slow moments or eating certain foods or exercising, it's actually far more basic than that.Listen in to this solo episode of The Therapy Edit for Anna's fresh take on how to get more energy.This ones a goody. Enjoy!
27/03/2310m 56s

One Thing with James Hunt on the importance of community

Anna is joined by the incredible James Hunt as they discuss his One Thing: the importance of finding community.James is the man behind 'Stories About Autism', the blog, podcast and Insta account where he shares his experiences (the high, the lows and everything in-between) of raising his two wonderful sons, both diagnosed with autism.By simply talking about his life, James has built an incredible community over the past 6 years, helping countless families from all over the world to connect, share, and ultimately feel less alone in what they face day-to-day.Sometimes it's not about tips and coping mechanisms. It's about knowing that we're not alone. That we're seen. That we're understood.Follow Stories About Autism on Instagram hereListen to the Stories About Autism podcast hereVisit James' website here
24/03/2321m 38s

On 3 steps to reframe self-doubt

If you ever find yourself thinking "I can't do this", "I don't deserve this", "someone else is more capable than I am", "I will fail", then this solo episode of The Therapy Edit is for you.Anna shares a powerful 3-step process to reframe self-doubt so we can ease those feelings of worry, anxiety and our fear of failure.
20/03/2311m 36s

One Thing with Dr Rupy on nutritional strategies to support our wellbeing

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna is joined by Dr Rupy Aujla, NHS doctor, recipe book author, app creator and host of the Doctor's Kitchen podcast, as they discuss Dr Rupy's One Thing: the importance of consistency when approaching better nutritional health.Following the diagnosis of a life-changing heart condition, Dr Rupy turned to nutritional medicine to overhaul his lifestyle and ultimately revesrse his condition. Now, through his delicious recipes, his podcast and The Doctor's Kitchen app, he teaches us all how to cook our way to health and how the medicinal effects of food can help us cope with whatever life has to throw at us.Follow Dr Rupy on Instagram hereListen to The Doctor's Kitchen podcast hereBrowse and buy his brilliant recipe books here
17/03/2320m 38s

On letting go of guilt about work

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna dives into the weighty topic of maternal guilt: why we feel it and how we can try to overcome it as working mums.As modern mothers, we are constantly poised to justify our choices around working. Should we work or stay at home? How much should we work? How can we juggle work and home life without losing ourselves in the struggle? Indeed, we're made to feel guilty in a way that men just aren't.So how can we change this narrative in our own minds? Listen in as Anna shares some valuable tips on how to overcome our guilt around working and what we should be focusing on instead.
13/03/2313m 16s

One Thing with Self Care Club on why self care is anything but selfish

In this episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna is joined by Lauren Mishcon and Nicole Goodman, hosts of the brilliant Self Care Club podcast, as they share their One Thing: that self care is anything but selfish.Taking on different self care practices every week, Lauren and Nicole live each practice to the letter and then report back on the results on their podcast. It's part reality, part experiement and what they don't know about self care and wellbeing isn't worth knowing!So who better to discuss the merits of self care? Touching on the topics of mum guilt, people-pleasing, self-respect and resentment, Lauren and Nicole share the sentiment that you can't pour from an empty cup and that our wellness needs must come first if we want to be the best possible versions of ourselves for the people we love.You can find Lauren and Nicole on Instagram hereListen to the Self Care Club podcast here
10/03/2321m 8s

On 3 ways to be more patient

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares 3 ways to be more patient.They say that patience is a virtue. And this is never more true than in our roles as parents. Patience is probably one of the most important parenting practices - yet one of the most difficult to master. For those of us that are emotionally reactive creatures, we have to work extra hard to be patient, especially in high-stress situations.But patience can help to strengthen the bond we have with our children. It helps us parent calmly and more effectively.So how can we refine and improve our patience? Tune in to this episode for Anna's top 3 tips.
06/03/2311m 21s

One Thing with Em Clarkson on not letting other people’s narratives impact yours

On this week's guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna is joined by influencer, author, podcast host, columnist and new mum Em Clarkson, who shares her One Thing with us: that it's important not to let the narrative of others impact you if it doesn't serve you.An advocate for body positivity and female mental health, Emily is also the co-host of the Should I Delete That podcast which she co-hosts with Alex Light. She also runs the Have A Gos community which was set up to bring back the fun to otherwise intimidating sporting events. Follow Em on Instagram hereFollow the Have A Gos on Instagram hereListen to the Should I Delete That podcast here
03/03/2321m 6s

On how to get better sleep

Sleep. It's one of life's most valuable commodities. But so few of us actually get enough sleep. In fact, according to Matthew Walker, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, and one of the world's foremost experts on sleep, two thirds of adults worldwide do not receive the recommended 8 hours of nightly sleep. So, how can we get more sleep? And if that's not always possible, how can we improve our sleep so that we can parent better and enjoy life to the fullest?In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares her tried and tested tips and tools to getting better sleep.
27/02/2311m 24s

One Thing with Emma Campbell on the life changing power of accepting help

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit Anna chats to Emma, mum of 4 (inlcuding triplets!) about the one thing she'd love to tell all the mums and it's all about the power of saying yes to every offer of help that you receive.Emma Campbell is a columnist, speaker, writer, marathon-runner and in her own words, long-term cancer thriver. She is passionate about showing others that it's possible to live a big, bold and expansive life, even in the face of chronic illness.Emma's incredible book 'All That Followed: A story of cancer, kids and the fear of leaving too soon' is an un-put-downable memoir of what happens when cancer becomes an unwelcome guest at an already crowded party.Buy Emma's book hereFollow Emma on Instagram hereListen to Emma's podcast 'Open' here
24/02/2321m 12s

On getting better at letting others support you

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna explores how listeners can get better at accepting offers of help - guilt free. This in turn allows us to reduce feelings of overwhelm and burnout.
20/02/2310m 49s

One Thing with Johann Hari on why you can't focus

On this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Johann Hari about how your inability to focus is NOT your fault.Johann Hari is the author of 3 New York Times Bestselling books, the latest of which, Stolen Focus; Why You Can't Pay Attention is available here. Find out more about Johann here and follow him on Instagram at @johann.hari
17/02/2324m 39s

On 5 steps to take when you don't feel appreciated

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna takes ten minutes to consider ways that you can help yourself to feel less underappreciated. Feeling underappreciated is a common emotion in motherhood and one that we all need support to manage.
13/02/2311m 6s

One Thing with Dr Louise Newson on what you need to know about perimenopause

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to menopause specialist, Dr Louise Newson about the importance of listening to your body and getting clued up when it comes to perimenopause. Dr Louise Newson is GP a menopause specialist and co-founder of the free menopause support app balance which you can download here You can find out more about Louise here you can follow her on Instagram at @menopause_doctor
10/02/2322m 25s

On how to deal with resentment

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna, in response to multiple requests from followers. talks about the toxic emotion that is resentment. She reads a short passage from The Little Book of Calm for New Mums on the topic. You can find more grounding words and mantras in this book, Anna's third, here:
06/02/2310m 39s

One Thing with Stuart Sandeman on how to use your breath to help you parent

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit Anna chats to Stuart Sandeman about his One Thing - and it's an important one...... BREATHE.Stuart Sandeman is the founder of Breathpod and has worked as a breath coach to award-winning artists, Olympic athletes and top business executives.He's the host of the Decompression Session on BBC Radio 1 and Sunday Times Bestselling author of ‘Breathe In Breathe Out’ which you can buy here can learn about Breathpod here you can follow Stuart on Instagram at @breathpod
03/02/2322m 54s

On 5 ways to beat procrastination

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna confesses that despite being a really motivated person professionally and personally, procrastination is something she can be prone to when there isn't the time pressure associated with getting the task done. But is that the kind way to manage our task list? Headphones in and join Anna as she offers 5 ways to avoid procrastination.
30/01/2311m 28s

One Thing with Sophie McCartney on health anxiety and Dr Google

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit Anna chats to comedian Sophie McCartney about her One Thing. Sophie talks about her experiences of health anxiety and shares her advice about trusting your gut instinct as a mother much more than Dr Google!Sophie, the force behind the internet phenomenon Tired and Tested, is a 30-something comedy writer and social media sensation who made her name with her viral Ed Sheeran parody, Smell of You. She has since built up a loyal following of more than a million on Facebook alone for her funny and honest videos, which have attracted hundreds of millions of views.Her debut non-fiction, Tired and Tested: The Wild Ride into Parenthood, was an instant Sunday Times number one bestseller on release in February 2022. Sophie's debut novel, Mother Hens, is out in Feb 2023 and you can pre-order it here can also follow Sophie on Instagram at @tiredandtested
27/01/2320m 29s

On a powerful way to take the pressure out of parenting

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna considers how we can approach those moments when we feel like we 'ought' to be entertaining or playing with our children and offers ideas about why and how we can take the pressure off ourselves and allow our children to just 'be.'
23/01/239m 53s

One Thing with Beth Kitt on how we reflect on and anticipate birth

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit Anna chats to midwife, mum of four and founder of the The Bump to Baby Chapter, Beth Kitt about all things pregnancy and birth.Beth's One Thing alludes to a mum's tendencies to fixate (before and after they've had their baby) on the day of birth itself and Beth encourages listeners to lessen the expectation as well as the reflection of this day and lean in to the whole experience.Beth had her first baby at 19 years, started her midwifery training in 2010, started working as a qualified midwife for the NHS in 2014 and then continued to grow her family. That's over 14 years of either helping women in pregnancy and supporting them giving birth or experiencing it herself.You can follow Beth on Instagram or Tiktok at @thebumptobabychapter and find out about her range of online ante and postnatal courses at
20/01/2322m 57s

On how to deal with conflicting motherhood emotions

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares a question from a listener about how as mums we can manage the conflicting emotions of motherhood.We hope you enjoy. x
16/01/2310m 15s

One Thing with Dr Sophie Brock on why it’s hard to feel like a good enough mother

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Motherhood Studies Sociologist, Dr Sophie Brock who shares her one thing.Dr Sophie's advice focuses on the differences between motherhood, mothering and mother.Dr Sophie has a podcast called the Good Enough Mother Podcast which you can listen to here: can visit here website here can follow Sophie on Instagram at @drsophiebrock
13/01/2321m 11s

On 5 ways to grow your confidence

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna opens up about her experience of social anxiety and a lack of confidence and offers listeners 5 practical ways to banish those unhelpful feelings.
09/01/2313m 4s

One Thing with Tim Spector on the big calorie myth

On this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna asks author, Zoe co-founder and Professor at Kings College London for his One Thing. Tim offers mums around the globe the advice that calories are meaningless when it comes to measuring how healthy your diet is.Tim is one of the top 100 most cited scientists in the world and is the author of three books, the most recent of which is Food for Life which you can buy here can learn more about Tim by following him on Instagram at @tim.spector and you learn more about the health and wellness website Zoe (which runs the largest in-depth nutritional science study to help you reach your best health) at @zoe
06/01/2321m 19s

On 5 ways to form good habits that last

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna offers her thoughts on how we can all form good habits that last.We hope you enjoy.
02/01/2311m 0s

One Thing with Alice Olins on how to have confidence in challenging times

On this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to the founder of Step Up Club, Alice Olins. Alice's One Thing is not to fear challenging time, a poignant and reassuring message as we head into a New Year.Step Up Club was built on a foundation of openness, inclusivity, individual focus, empathy and a female-focused community spirit, Step Up Club empowers everyday women like you to unlock their best, happiest selves.You can find out more about Step Up Club here and they've given listeners a free month in the club using code TTEONEFREE - Here's the link to sign up https://stepupclub.coAlice is also the author of the best selling book: Step Up: Confidence, success and your stellar career in 10 minutes a day. You can buy it here
30/12/2223m 21s

On craving space in parenthood

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna takes a moment to consider how parents can find the space they may be craving but are not managing to enjoy.
26/12/2210m 40s

One Thing with Dr Karen Gurney on why you don’t fancy spontaneous sex

On this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna asks Dr Karen Gurney, Clinical Psychologist, Psychosexologist and Couples Therapist for her One Thing to share with all the parents.Karen shares her thoughts about why parents shouldn't worry if they never feel like sex out of the blue. Dr Karen is a recognised national expert in sex and relationships and the director of The Havelock Clinic Listeners to this podcast can use the code ANNA20 for 20% off Karen's online workshops found here part of her mission to educate, inform and challenge widely held ideas that harm people’s sex lives she has done two TEDx talks and the bestsellling book, ‘Mind The Gap: the truth about desire and how to futureproof your sex life’. She uses her Instagram account @thesexdoctor and online workshops to make sex therapy accessible to everyone, and to translate ideas from her sex therapy clinic outside of the therapy room. Mind The Gap: the truth about desire and how to futureproof your sex life is available here's 2 TED TALKS are linked here:
23/12/2224m 37s

On ‘let’s take a 10 minute walk together to reset’

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, published in the week of Christmas 2022, Anna invites listeners to step outside, put their headphones in, and take a walk with her.
19/12/2210m 20s

One Thing with Kate Lawler on seeing beyond the highlights

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Kate Lawler about her One Thing. Kate offers listeners her advice around reminding yourself that for the most part, what you see on social media are the highlights of the lives of others.Kate Lawler is a Mum of One, TV & Radio presenter and Sunday Times Bestselling Author of Maybe Baby: On the Mother Side which you can buy here can also follow Kate at @thekatelawler
16/12/2222m 9s

On finding more confidence in your choices

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares her thoughts on how 'things can be really nice for you, without being right for me.'
12/12/2212m 0s

One Thing with Rhiannon Lambert on how to feel more energised

In this episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna welcomes back Nutritionist and Mum of 2, Rhiannon Lambert. Rhi shares her second One Thing with Anna which relates to the importance of making the most of your energy through managing your blood sugar.Rhiannon also shares some tips for expectant mums....spoiler alert, you can get nutrition from beige food!Rhi has recently released her new book, Deliciously Healthy Pregnancy which you can buy here: by science and packed with over 80 tasty recipes, Deliciously Healthy Pregnancy is an accessible nutritional guide to help mums-to-be enjoy a healthy, happy pregnancy. The book breaks down the stages of pregnancy and early motherhood, and covers the symptoms you may experience, key changes your body goes through right up until the birth, how your baby grows and develops throughout your pregnancy, and how the food you eat can help support this.Evidence-based nutritional and lifestyle advice guides mums-to-be through each trimester, including the fourth trimester. Accepting there's no "right way" for everyone, Rhiannon's practice is based on the latest scientific research and backed up with practical advice, tips, and recipes to inspire you through pregnancy. Filled with 80 flavour-packed recipes discover easy ideas for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks, from delicious Banana, Almond and Ginger Pancakes, Butternut Squash, Spinach and Feta Pie, Salmon Pesto Pasta, to Cauliflower and Lentil Dahl, and Double Chocolate Cookies. All of the recipes can be enjoyed through your entire pregnancy. To find out more about Rhiannon: Visit her website at https://rhitrition.comFollow her on Instagram @rhitritionOrder her brand new The Science of Nutrition here
09/12/2224m 10s

On ‘I love my kids, but…’

In this sole episode of The Therapy Edit Anna examines how love can coexist alongside a whole host of histories and mysteries and pasts and complexities and what this means for the compassion that we show ourselves when we're finding things hard.
05/12/2210m 59s

One Thing with That Darn Chat on dividing unseen labour at Christmas

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit Anna chats with Fair Play Life Facilitator, Laura Danger about the Christmas motherload and why now is the time to address any inequalities in who does and receives what within a family partnership. Laura is a certified facilitator of the Fair Play way of thinking where the time of both parents or care givers in a relationship is given equal value; regardless of whether it's paid or unpaid.Laura is a big believer that domsetic labour is labour and should be recognised as such. She's a huge sensation on TikTok at ThatDarnChat and you can follow her on instagram at @thatdarnchatYou can also visit her website and find out more about her work at
02/12/2221m 30s

On 3 steps to reduce festive stress

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares a few of her tried and tested tips for reducing your stress levels in the run up to the festive season.
28/11/2211m 41s

One Thing with Clare Seal on protecting your resources of money and time

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna speaks to Clare Seal who is an author, Financial Coach and speaker at My Frugal Year.Clare's One Thing relates to expenditure (of both money and time) in the run up to the festive season and it's that it is never worth your wellbeing to live up to the expectations of others.You can follow Clare on Instagram at @myfrugalyear and find out about her services and background here https://www.clareseal.comYou can buy Clare's most recent book, 5 Steps to Financial Freedom here
25/11/2224m 37s

On 5 ways to find more joy in the grind

On this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna shares 5 ways that you can find joy in the mundanity of the daily grind.
21/11/2211m 13s

One Thing with Steph Claire Smith on strengthening identity and wellbeing

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna asks the co-founder of Australian brand, Keep It Cleaner, Steph Claire Smith for her One Thing. Steph shares her advice to all mums that making space for the things that you loved prior to motherhood will make you feel better and more in touch with your identity.Steph is the COO and co-founder of Australian health & wellness app, Keep it Cleaner which you can visit here https://keepitcleaner.comShe’s incredibly passionate about using her past experiences with toxic diet & exercise culture to help others build a healthy relationship with food & exercise. Steph has owned multiple successful businesses, is a proud mum to her son, Harvey, host of the KICBUMP podcast, co-host of the KICPOD, author of A Girl’s Guide to Kicking Goals and has over 80 health food products stocked in supermarkets across Australia.You can follow KIC on Instagram at @keepitcleaner and you can follow Steph's personal account alongside her loyal 1.5 million followers at @stephclairesmithAnd a special treat for listeners of The Therapy Edit... Use the code THERAPYEDIT via the website (not the app) for one free month of membership! Once the login is generated on the website they will then be able to utilise the app.
18/11/2221m 23s

On my top tip for difficult days

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna chats about bad days and shares one really useful tip for not allowing them to consume you or fill you with fear that tomorrow might be a bad day!
14/11/229m 57s

One Thing with Hellen Wills on the truth about the teenage years

On this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Helen Wills, blogger at Actually Mummy and mum of teens about her One Thing that she'd tell all the other mums. And it's great news - Helen's one thing is that we should not be fearful of the teenage years!Helen set up her blog, Actually Mummy, 11 years ago when her children were small. You can enjoy it here also talks about parenting teens on her podcast, Teenage Kicks. You can listen here podcast aims to show that families can and do get through hard things with their teens, and offers inspiration to parents dealing with similar stories to Helen's guests. Helen's Instagram @iamhelenwills is a mix of midlife stories (fashion with colour, not 'growing old gracefully' and sloping off into retirement) and her own thoughts on life with teenagers. You can also join Helen's Facebook group 'Teenage Kicks' where you can share the trials and tribulations of parenting teens. Here's the link
11/11/2220m 8s

On 3 steps to dealing with irritability, overwhelm or rage

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna responds to a listener request and considers 3 really useful ways that we can manage feelings of rage.
07/11/2210m 26s

One Thing with Hollie McNish on how to talk to our children about sex

On this episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats with poet Hollie McNish and asks her for her One Thing. Holle's One Thing is that as mothers we shouldn't pass on our feelings of shame to our children. Listeners of this episode will be treated to Hollie reading aloud her poetry on the subject.Hollie McNish is a Sunday Times Bestselling poet. Her books Slug, Nobody Told Me and Antigone are available here can follow Hollie on Instagram at @holliepoetry where you'll also see her upcoming live events around globe.
04/11/2222m 1s

On how to thrive in the juggle

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna considers the juggle of modern motherhood and whether keeping all of your juggling balls in the air is a realistic expectation for us.
31/10/2211m 29s

One Thing with Sophie Bradbury-Cox on the uniqueness of mothering

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Sophie Bradbury-Cox.Sophie's one thing comes from her perspective as a mum with a disability and a wheelchair user and she tells all the mums to embrace the uniqueness of their experiences as mothers and to avoid comparing their journey to those of others.Sophie is a disabled, colour obsessed mum of one who shares her totally unique experiences on her blog.You can read more about Sophie at and follow her on Instagram at @fashionbellee
28/10/2220m 28s

On a tip to help you when you’re worried

On this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna considers how we can turn our tendencies to worst case scenario think into best case scenario thinking.
24/10/2211m 9s

One Thing with Kate Silverton on why there's no such thing as naughty

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to former BBC newsreader Kate Silverton. Now training to become a children's counsellor, Kate's one thing is that there is no such thing as naughty when it comes to your children.A mum of two, with a BSc in Psychology from the University of Durham Kate's experience as a mother has encouraged her to return to her academic roots in child psychology and psychotherapy.You can find out more about Kate at and you can buy her book, There's No Such Thing As Naughty here can also follow Kate on Instagram at @katesilverton
21/10/2222m 48s

On questioning your identity

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna considers how mums start to question their identity as they settle into the roll of motherhood. She shares the section on 'Who Am I?" from the Little Book of Calm for New Mums and offers grounding thoughts on how we can reconnect with ourselves and accept who we are.
17/10/2212m 15s

One Thing with Dr Becky on the life changing power of repair

In this episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna asks Dr Becky Kennedy for her One Thing. Dr Becky explains to Anna the power of repair when it comes to reflecting and learning from difficult moments in our parenting journey. A truly insightful and enlightening episode!Dr Becky is clinical psychologist, mum of three, and founder of Good Inside. By focusing on the parent behind the parenting and the child behind the behaviour, Dr Becky helps families heal — bringing out the good inside everyone.Dr Becky's groundbreaking approach to parenting is available via the Good Inside membership can also access her supportive words via her podcast - listen to Anna's guest episode here Becky's brand new book; Good Inside: A Practical Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to be is also available here of course you can follow Dr Becky on Instagram at @drbeckyatgoodinside
14/10/2223m 33s

On how to get more headspace

In this episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares a recent realisation that something has been contributing to feelings of overwhelm. This tip will help us find fresh awareness and much needed headspace.
10/10/2211m 20s

One Thing with Rosie Stockley on banishing guilt around movement

In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats with Rosie Stockley about her One Thing.Rosie talks about how important movement is and asks mums to banish any guilt they associate with taking time out for themselves to focus on their health.Mamawell founder, Rosie is a fitness specialist who has trained women of all walks of life and fitness levels over the last 15 years. She founded Mamawell to provide women with education and insight into their bodies in the pre and postpartum period (and beyond), and the benefits that exercise can bring, both for strength and energy - mentally & physically. She teaches in person & has online fitness programmes for pregnancy and postpartum and a subscription: Club Mamawell for all women.Rosie is well known for her holistic and intelligent approach to training the body, and the individual needs of each woman. She writes extensively, speaks and sits on panels highlighting the importance of fitness for mental health, the benefits of being strong throughout pregnancy and thereafter, and how to find balance and energy in our busy, multi-faceted roles as women. On her platform @mamawelluk, Rosie is respected for providing quality information, from her professional experience, whether this is on fitness, wellness, pregnancy, postpartum or mumlife with her 2 girls. Her motherhood experiences add to her approachable appeal for women wanting to be inspired to be strong, healthy and energised throughout this time.Visit Mamawell here follow Rosie at @mamawelluk
07/10/2220m 34s

On 5 ways to feel comforted

On this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna considers the importance of mothering the mother and offers 5 ideas on how mothers can mother themselves in the absence of the opportunity to be mothered by someone else.
03/10/2211m 33s

One Thing with Rachaele Hambleton on dealing with challenging times

On this episode of The Therapy Edit Anna chats to Rachaele Hambleton, otherwise known as Part Time Working Mummy.Rachaele's one thing is that everything is temporary and this episode she tells Anna about how here life experience has led her to that conclusion and how she uses it to help soothe the bad days and bad times that she or her family, friends or the victims of domestic abuse that she supports, might be experiencing.Rachaele is a blogger, influencer, parent, and campaigner for victims of domestic abuseand bullying. She is an ambassador for Kidscape Charity and is a patron for Trevi Charity Rachaele is a double Sunday times best selling author, in both fiction and non-fiction categories and has just secured her third non-fiction book deal which is due for release in Spring 2023. Part-Time Working Mummy: A Patchwork Life [By Rachaele Hambleton] - [Paperback] -Best sold book in-Psychology Different Kind of Happy: The Sunday Times bestseller and powerful fiction debut Locally in her area Rachaele has set up two women’s centres to help vulnerable families where they deliver trauma workshops and domestic abuse programmes to women. She also owns a shop @patchworkthestore – all profits from this support the running of the women’s centres.You can follow Rachaele at @parttimeworkingmummy
30/09/2220m 12s

On taming the inner critic

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna shares her thoughts on ideas on how you can tame the inner critic and internal voice that might be stifling your feelings of self worth.
26/09/229m 56s

One Thing with Midwife Pip on reflecting on birth and labour

On this episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Midwife Pip who shares her one piece of advice to all the mums; that there is no perfect way to birth your baby. A brilliant listen for any expectant mums feeling pressure to achieve whatever they perceive to be a 'perfect' birth.Pip is a practicing midwife in the UK, currently working as a Delivery Suite Sister she has a wealth of experience supporting parents-to-be through all aspects of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum. Pip has trained and worked in some of the leading maternity units, has continued to study through a master's programme and is passionate about all aspects of women's health and wellness.​The decision to found her antenatal classes and postnatal support services arose from having met and cared for many parents who, despite attending antenatal classes, had not felt prepared for the potential twists and turns that may unfold during labour and birth. Pip is on a mission to bridge this gap by providing honest, evidence-based antenatal and postnatal education to ensure women feel empowered to birth free from fear and prepared to navigate their parenting journey.​Enthused by the momentous benefits of exercising in pregnancy and a healthy, nourishing pregnancy diet Pip is excited to bring you programmes that will facilitate an active pregnancy lifestyle and that support a woman's body through birth and in preparation for motherhood. ​Pip has an ethos that "a positive birth does not have to be un-medicated; it just needs to be from an informed place of positivity and free from fear".This underpins her midwife-led antenatal classes and parenting preparation courses to give you the very best pregnancy advice. Find out about Pip and all the words of wisdom she has on offer here https://www.midwifepip.comFollow her on Instagram at @midwifepipAnd listen to her amazing podcast here you would benefit from support and insight around your birth or labour, please head to
23/09/2221m 0s

On 5 gentle thoughts about sadness

In this special episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna considers 5 gentle thoughts on how we can honour and understand thoughts of feelings and sadness.This episode is published on the day of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II's funeral.
19/09/2210m 55s

One Thing with Tobi Asare on never trying to go it alone

On this episode of The Therapy Edit Anna chats with Tobi Asare, founder of My Bump Pay.As an expert speaker on the topic of balancing motherhood and work, Tobi's One Thing is that mothers shouldn't attempt to meet the juggle of being a working parent alone. After studying Law at the University of Manchester and the BPP Law School in London, Tobi spent over 10 years working with talented entrepreneurs who’ve built seriously impressive businesses. She was at the heart of developing and leading client service teams, whilst managing commercial relationships within large investment and corporate companies. Tobi is now a Director on board of one the UK’s largest media companies running the business development, Marketing and PR division.Having been the first in her office location to go through the maternity process, Tobi went on a steep learning curve and became fascinated by how mums to be and mums go on to build successful careers amidst the barriers that surround working mothers.This soon became Tobi’s passion as she was navigating this journey to help other mums and soon to be mums create an lasting and positive impact in the workplace. Giving them the tools to smash the glass ceiling with a baby on the way and beyond.Tobi was inspired to create a platform to help give women the confidence to achieve their career goals and take them through their career journey overcoming the motherhood penalty – My Bump Pay was launched. You can visit My Bump Pay here https://mybumppay.comAnd follow Tobi on Instagram at @mybumppay
16/09/2220m 22s

On a powerful technique for worry and anxiety

In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna shares some ideas to help you ground runaway thoughts and emotions during moments of stress or anxiety.
12/09/2211m 33s

On 5 ways to ease back into the school routine

In this solo episode, Anna gives her top tips to any mums about to face a change in routine who are feeling a sense of worry, stress or overwhelm.
05/09/2210m 16s

One Thing with Rebecca Wilson on making things easier for yourself

In this episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to guest Rebecca Wilson who offers fellow mums the tip that they don't need to aspire to perfection every single day.Rebecca is the founder of a family food and eating platform that you can find at www.rebeccawilson.comYou can also follow her on Instagram at @rebeccawilsonfoodWhen she began weaning her daughter Nina onto solid food at 6 months Rebecca wanted to cook once for herself and her daughter to save time, but struggled to find recipes that were suitable for herself and her daughter.After extensive research into what foods babies can and can’t have, Rebecca discovered that with some imagination and creativity, it was possible to cook meals that babies and adults could enjoy together. She applied her personal love of cooking to creating recipes for her and Nina which brought some variety and spark to their weaning journey.Soon, she started sharing her recipe ideas and weaning journey (the highs and lows) on her Instagram channel, originally called What Mummy Makes. Very quickly the audience grew, with more and more people inspired to try Rebecca’s method of cooking for their family just once.Today she is a published author of two top selling books, with her brand new third release, Family Fast Foods, available to pre-order here
02/09/2219m 41s

On how to ask for help without the guilt

In this episode of The Therapy Edit Anna offers listeners some advice on how to accept help, guilt-free, whenever it's offered. She considers the reason that many mums find it so challenging to accept offers of help, rest and respite and how we can identify genuine offers of help that are given willingly and get better at saying 'yes please.'
29/08/2211m 50s

One Thing with Lucy London on being honest with your children

In this episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats with Lucy London who tells listeners that her One Thing is 'to be honest with your children drawing on her experiences of coming out as a gay to her family.Lucy London is a fashion designer, the Creative Director at London Queer Fashion Show and programmes short fashion courses for Jimmy Choo Academy.You can follow Lucy on Instagram at @lucylondonofficial
26/08/2220m 52s

On what to do about envy and jealousy

In this episode Anna considers the reasons that we might feel envious of others and how we can reframe this emotion and allow ourselves some self compassion.Anna reads a short excerpt from her lastest book, The Little Book of Calm for New Mums, Grounding Words for The Highs, The Lows and The Moments InbetweenYou can get your copy here
22/08/2210m 29s

One Thing with Stacy Heale on how to talk to our children about loss

In this episode Anna chats to Stacey Heale about how to talk about and show all the hard emotions, grief included. Stacey's partner Greg died of cancer last year and she speaks openly about her experiences of death and grief talks and writes openly about the topic and how we can prepare for the emotions that grief will throw at us all at some point.You can follow Stacey on Instagram @stacey_heale
19/08/2221m 52s

On quick, easy ways to boost your wellbeing

In this episode Anna shares a lightbulb moment about how she can easily boost her wellbeing and offers you advice and tips as to how you can easily go about boosting your own too,
15/08/2210m 50s

One Thing with Laura Belbin on saying no to shame

On this episode Anna chats with Instagram mental health campaigner, podcaster and author Laura Belbin on about how to address feelings of guilt and shame and live authentically with your own version of motherhood.Laura offers a brilliant antidote to the unrealistic, sugar-coated portrayal of ‘perfect’ motherhood, and she is no stranger to ‘going viral’. Laura started her channels after chronic post-natal-depression left her with an insatiable desire to make people laugh and reassure those who doubt themselves every single day: the ones who have struggled to accept the way they look; the mums-to-be about to find themselves taking their first step towards parenthood; and the women bossing it like badasses every single day but never getting the credit they deserve. Laura’s favourite saying is “you are more than enough”. You can follow Laura on Instagram at @knee_deep_in_life You can also purchase Laura's book 'No Shame, How to drop the guilt... from someone who's learned the f*%cking hard way here
12/08/2221m 1s

On 5 ways to manage guilt for not being a good enough friend

In this episode Anna offers her top 5 tips on a regularly requested topic; how to manage guilt around friendships that have changed as a result of motherhood.
08/08/2212m 28s

One Thing with Sarra Hoy on not feeling alone in motherhood

In this episode of One Thing, Anna chats with Sarra Hoy about how no mother is ever alone in their emotions or experience, even though it may feel that way.Sarra Hoy is the wife of Gold Medal Olympic cyclist, Chris Hoy and following their shared experience of becoming parents to a premature baby, Sarra became an ambassador for Bliss, the UKs largest neonatal charity.You can follow Sarra on Instagram at @sarra.hoy and you learn more about the work of Bliss at exists to give every baby born premature or sick in the UK the best chance of survival and quality of life.
05/08/2220m 13s

On a big lightbulb moment that changed my parenting

In this episode Anna shares a lightbulb moment where she realised a life changing truth that has transformed her motherhood journey.It's a biggy so you'll have to listen to find out more and also to unpick Anna's realisation (which of course comes accompanied with lots of helpful therapeutic tips to help you make space for this realisation in your own motherhood journey. )
01/08/2212m 7s

One Thing with Calm & Bright Sleep Support on feeling confident in your choices

In this episode Anna chats to sisters Gem and Eve of Calm and Bright Sleep Support about finding confidence in your choices.Calm and Bright Sleep Support was founded by Gem and Eve who have 7 children between them. Their sleep support services for families are provided by a team of 10 which includes three paediatric nurses, a midwife, a senior NHS Clinical psychologist and an integrative therapist and together they are proud to support thousands of families each year to find the right sleep solutions for them.You can follow Calm and Bright Sleep Support on Instagram at @calmandbrightseleepsupport You can visit their website and download an array of transformative sleep plans aimed at helping families with children aged 0-4 to find the right sleep for them at can also buy Calm and Bright's book, Love to Sleep, here
29/07/2222m 1s

On 5 ways to stay calm when your child isn't

In this episode Anna shares her ideas and suggestions on situation she encounters regularly in her day to day life as a mother. How to stay calm when your child is losing their 'shiz!'All children have meltdowns, some more than others, but one of the biggest challenges of parenting is learning to cope with a storm in how their children regulate their emotions and Anna helps you cope withe pressures of walking into the storm as opposed to running away from it.
25/07/2212m 11s

One Thing with Louise Pentland on how to boost your confidence as a mother

In this episode Anna chats to Louise Pentland about how mothers should pay attention to how they are seen through the lens of their children as it's undoubtedly with more kindness and affection than we view ourselves.Louise is a Vlogger and #1 Sunday Times Bestselling Author as well as an NSPCC Ambassador for Childhood. You can follow Louise on Instagram at @louisepentland and you can order her brand new novel, Time after Time, here
22/07/2221m 8s

On 5 ways to make the summer holiday smoother

On this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna shares her thoughts on a source of worry for lots of mums with the school summer holidays stretching out before us! Anna shares 5 top tips for how you can make the summer holidays run smoothly and soothe any feelings of anxiety or overwhelm that you might be struggling with.
18/07/2210m 23s

One Thing with Charlotte Stirling Reed on feeding your kids with confidence

In this episode Anna chats to Baby and Child Nutritionist Charlotte Stirling-Reed about the importance of confidence when it comes to feeding our babies and children.Charlotte, alongside being an expert in infant and child nutrition, is a Sunday Times Bestselling Author and founder of SR Nutrition which you can visit here's new book, How to Feed Your Toddler: Everything you need to know to raise happy, independent little eaters will be published in September and is available for pre-order here. can also follow Charlotte on Instagram at @sr_nutrition
15/07/2221m 53s

On 5 ways to take control of your to-do list

In this episode Anna shares the common motherhood frustration associated with the never ending to do list and offers listeners 5 suggestions for how to take control of the list and the associated feelings of stress and overwhelm that it can trigger.
11/07/2212m 11s

One Thing with Ashley James on navigating all the parenting advice

In this episode of One Thing, Anna chats with Ashley James about how to filter out unhelpful and unsolicited advice. Ashley James is a mum of one, podcaster, presenter, DJ and Dating and Empowerment Coach. You can follow Ashley on Instagram at @ashleylouisejamesYou can listen to Ashley's podcast 'Mum's The Word' here
08/07/2220m 39s

On how to deal with parenting mistakes and failings

In this episode Anna offers listeners 5 practical tips to manage guilt associated with mistakes they feel they have made as a parent.Parenting is a tough gig and we all make mistakes on a daily basis, big and small, but each new day is an opportunity to be the parent that your child needs you to be so carrying guilt over situations you have no ability to erase from history is counter productive. Use Anna's tools to resume your sense of confidence and sense of safety for your children.
04/07/2211m 26s

One Thing with Anna Williamson on getting more sleep

On this episode of One Thing Anna chats with fellow Anna, Anna Williamson on the topic of sleep and how our thoughts about it and the hours we get, change as we become mothers. Anna Williamson is a mum of two, television presenter, podcaster, author and dating expert that you might recognise as the presenter of Channel 4's Celebs Go Dating. Anna is also a big champion of maternal mental health.You can follow Anna on Instagram at @annawilliamsonofficialYou can listen to her podcast, Breaking Mum and Dad here you can buy her book Breaking Mum and Dad, The Insider's Guide to Parenting Anxiety here
01/07/2220m 38s

On a tip for avoiding exhaustion

On this episode Anna considers how we can protect ourselves from the risk of burnout and exhaustion by starting to think about our energy as a limited resource.
27/06/2210m 24s

One Thing with Amelia Freer on how to nourish yourself

On this episode of One Thing Anna chats with Amelia Freer about why self nourishment for mothers truly matters.Amelia Freer is a Registered Nutritional Therapist and international best selling author, debuting with the inspirational Eat. Nourish. Glow., now translated into many languages. Amelia’s fourth book, Simply Good for You, was released in Dec 2019.You can follow Amelia on Instagram at @ameliafreer You can find out more about Amelia's work here can buy your copy of Simply Good For You here
24/06/2225m 33s

On how to be more consistent

In this episode Anna considers how we judge ourselves against our ability to consistently achieve what we consider to be the best way to live. Be it parenting decisions, habits and routines or practices that we think will make our lives better.Anna chats about when we should aspire to be consistent and when we should let it go and offers 5 tips for achieving consistency when it actually matters.
20/06/2212m 59s

One Thing with Shakira Akabusi on relieving motherhood stress

In this episode Anna chats to mum on a mission, Shakira Akabusi about relinquishing control as a mum and learning to roll with the punches and adapt to every new situation that you find yourself in.Shakira is a mum of four, working to shatter the Stereotype around mother, in particular pre and postnatal health, including physical and mental wellbeing.You can find out more about Shakira on her website and follow her on Instagram at @shakira.akabusi You can buy her book 'The Strong Like Mum Method: Awaken the power of your pre and postnatal body through instinct, knowledge and exercise' at
17/06/2214m 11s

On how not to pass your insecurities on to your kids

Anna considers how we can protect our children from developing negative mental and emotional health habits as a result of our own worries and insecurities.
13/06/2212m 35s

One Thing with Claire Russell on taking the boredom out of play

On this episode of "One Thing' Anna chats with early years expert and founder of playHOORAY, Claire Russell. Claire shares her tips and tricks for how we can find inspiration for new and easy ways to play with our children and how we can make it less of a chore and more fun.Claire Russell is a Mum, author and founder of playHOORAY. playHOORAY! is all about equipping you with the tools to entertain your young children. You do not need a houseful of expensive toys to get the kids playing. It’s amazing what you can create with the items you already have around the house and eagle eye for ‘play potential’.You can find out more about playHOORAY and shop Claire's resources here you can follow Claire on Instagram at @play.hooray
10/06/2213m 0s

On 5 ways to get space for yourself when you can't

In this episode of The Therapy Edit Anna ponders practical ways to help you create space around yourself when you can't physically step away from your children.
06/06/228m 35s

One Thing with Katherine Omerod on letting go of guilt for child-free time

In this episode Anna chats to journalist Katherine Omerod about how she's taught herself to ring fence time and budget to enjoy time as an adult away from her children and how she's quite certain that everyone benefits from this decision.Katherine Ormerod is a writer, author and editor. You can follow Katherine on Instagram at @katherine_ormerodYou can buy Katherine's book 'Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life' here can also pre-order Katherine's new book, Coco Rules, Life and Style According to Coco Chanel here
03/06/2216m 59s

On a simple way to feel happier

On this episode of The Therapy Edit Anna considers the wonder of boredom and how we can find more joy in the mundane moments in life.
30/05/229m 5s

One Thing with Liz Earle on what you need to know about hormones

In this episode of One Thing, Anna chats with Liz Earle about peri-menopause and how the onset of the symptoms caused by a reduction in hormones can take many mothers by surprise.Liz Earle MBE is a leading British ethical entrepreneur, charity founder, TV presenter and bestselling author. She's also passionate about educating women about the Menopause and how they can manage and live with their symptoms. You can follow Liz on Instagram at @lizearleme and you can listen to her popular podcast here can also find out about Liz's other projects and subscribe to her newsletter at
27/05/2217m 46s

On untangling feelings of failure

I share a thought on why we feel like we're failing sometimes. It's a philosophical one, about how motherhood is a role, but it is also an identity.As mothers, when we feel like we are failing, the feeling can hit a little harder sometimes, because it can feel less to do with getting a role a bit wrong sometimes, and more to do with who we are! I untangle this a little in this episode.
23/05/2211m 38s

One Thing with Anna Whitehouse on not idolising or looking down on each other.

In this episode of One Thing, Anna chats with Anna Whitehouse (aka Mother Pukka) on how we've become a split society and what we can do as mothers and citizens to close the gap.Anna is a presenter on both Heart Radio and Channel 4, a columnist at Grazia and Marie Claire, a podcaster and the author of three books. She also heads up 'Flex Appeal', campaigning for flexible working for all. She is making waves and changing lives and businesses!You can buy her latest book, co-written with her husband, Matt Farquharson, the Sunday Times Bestseller Underbelly, here you can follow Anna on Instagram at @mother_pukka
20/05/2214m 5s

On how to navigate difficult parenting moments

Sometimes as a mother, you'll find yourself at a loss as to what the next step can be and how you can move your family out of a moment in time into a calmer, happier environment where you all feel in control. Sometimes there is just no control to be had. And in this episode I share my tips for managing those moments and how to handle the feeling that you don't have the answers or the strength to navigate through.
16/05/2211m 4s

One Thing with Erica Davies on how to feel good in what you wear

In this episode of One Thing, Anna chats to Erica Davies, former fashion editor, stylist and author about the importance of finding your style confidence in the early days of motherhood.Erica is the author of Leopard is a Neutral which you can buy here can also follow Erica on Instagram at @erica_davies
13/05/2214m 7s

On 5 ways to make time for yourself

Prioritising yourself can be something that many mothers find really, really hard. We often tell ourselves that putting ourselves to the bottom of the pile is a demonstration of just how much we love our families. But it's not so, in fact it's quite the opposite! And in this episode I explain why and also offer 5 tips to help you start to make time for yourself.
09/05/2212m 12s

One Thing with Zoe Blaskey on why motherhood is hard

In this episode of The Therapy Edit's One Thing, Anna chats to Zoe Blaskey, founder of Motherkind. Zoe's One Thing involves examining the reasons why many (most) Mums find motherhood hard so that we can find more gentleness and understanding for ourselves.Zoe is a qualified transformational and executive coach specialising in working with parents and the founder of Motherkind, a personal development platform for parents. Zoe has coached hundreds of parents of all backgrounds on how to navigate the huge challenges of modern parenthood. There is currently a year long waitlist to work with Zoe one on one. Zoe hosts The Motherkind Podcast which is the UK’s number one family podcast on iTunes and has been featured in Red, The Telegraph, Psychologies, Goop, SheerLuxe and Mother&Baby. Zoe has delivered talks and workshops to some of the UK's leading businesses including Clearscore, BT, Sky and BBC. She has two daughters, and lives with her husband Guy by the sea in Dorset.You can find out more about Motherkind at www.motherkind.coAnd you can follow Zoe on Instagram at @motherkind_zoe
06/05/2219m 51s

On the taboo of boredom in motherhood

Feeling bored by some of the repetitive and mundane aspects of motherhood doesn't mean you don't love your kids or your role as a mother or that you're failing in any way. It's normal! I share some tips on how you can cope with feeling bored as a mum.
02/05/2211m 15s

One Thing with Olivia Bath on growing work confidence

In this episode of The Therapy Edit's One Thing, Anna chats to Olivia Bath, founder of The Women's Vault. Olivia's One Thing relates mother's confidence in the workplace.At The Women’s Vault, Olivia provides coaching to help women to overcome workplace barriers, including returning to work post maternity leave, progressing into leadership, negotiating flexible work through to confidence and personal brand. She also provides consulting and training programmes to businesses. Her private and corporate clients include the NHS, Amazon, PwC, and law firms. Olivia is a mother to three-year-old George, and it was her own experiences of returning to work after maternity leave, to a bigger role at one of Australia’s top 4 banks, and the struggles she faced, that inspired her to start her business. Olivia has a digital course, “Returning to Work and Thriving in the First Year” which will be re-released over the summer.You can visit The Wome's Vault here can book a free 15 min taster session with Olivia here: you can follow The Women's Vault on Instagram at @TheWomensVault
29/04/2217m 24s

On how to stop thinking about worst case scenarios

I share my advice and tips on how to halt worst case scenario thinking. I explore the reasons why we might tend to jump to the worst case scenario and offer some tools for changing that way of thinking and learning to cross bridges if we come to them.
25/04/2211m 56s

One Thing with Sarah Turner on how to make things easier

On this episode of 'One Thing' Anna chats with author Sarah Turner (aka The Unmumsy Mum). Sarah's One Thing is a nugget of wisdom that has helped her numerous times over the years and we're sure will help many other mums too.Sarah Turner is a Sunday Times Best Selling Author and her latest book, Stepping Up, her first ever novel has recently been released and can be purchased here can follow Sarah on Instagram at @theunmumsymum and you can read her blog and find out about her other books and events at
22/04/2217m 7s

On lessening loneliness in motherhood

I share my experience and thoughts on why loneliness is such a commonly experienced feeling in motherhood. Becoming a mother can mean that often we’re rarely alone, so feeling lonely can be confusing and hard to address. I hope sharing my experiences and how I manage the feeling is a helpful for you.
18/04/2212m 41s

One Thing with Molly Forbes on accepting your body, even when you don't like it

In this episode Anna chats to Author, Podcaster and Campaigner, Molly Forbes about how all bodies are good bodies and how we can teach our children to embrace their body regardless of their shape or size. Molly is the founder and director of The Body Happy Org. You can follow Molly on Instagram at @mollyjforbesYou can buy her book Body Happy Kids at find out more about The Body Happy Org and Molly's other work here
15/04/2218m 47s

On a simple thing that improved my relationship with my kids

I share a simple thing that has really benefited my relationship with my kids. It's a small but brilliant sentence that I've started saying to them and the impact has been wonderful. I hope you enjoy trying it out too!
11/04/229m 31s

One Thing with Clover Stroud on embracing the hidden sides of motherhood

In this episode Anna chats to Author Clover Stroud on the darker and less discussed side of motherhood that involves frustration, loneliness and rage. She talks about how accepting rather than denying this side of us can be life changing.Clover is a mum of 5 and a Sunday Times Bestselling author of My Wild and Sleepless Nights, The Wild Other and the recently published The Red of My Blood.You can follow Clover on Instagram at @cloverstroudYou can purchase all three of Clover's books here
08/04/2219m 17s

On 5 things that will help when you feel hormonal

Every month I turn into a different version of myself! I'm quick to snap and tears come easily. I can swing from joy to rage in a single moment. I share five things that really help me navigate the hormonal rollercoaster.
04/04/2212m 54s

One Thing with Fearne Cotton on how to stop judging yourself

On this episode of One Thing, Anna chats with the one and only Fearne Cotton about why she thinks self-judgement is the biggest cause of guilt and worry.Fearne Cotton is the founder of Happy Place. Happy Place is a destination for all – where difference is celebrated and the extraordinary is discovered. Happy Place is a place to connect. To listen to the most interesting minds on the planet, and engage with the conversation.To give back and pay it forward. To find the joy in every day – even if for a moment.You can listen to Happy Place podcasts, buy Fearne's books and learn about upcoming events here can also follow Fearne on Instagram at @fearnecotton and @happyplaceofficial
01/04/2217m 26s

On 5 tips for easing social anxiety

I'm not the only one who has walked into a social situation post-pandemic and experienced a fresh wave of anxiety. How comfortable and confident we feel around others is something that can grow in time as we flex our social muscles again! I share 5 tips to help you along the way.
28/03/2212m 50s

One Thing with Jo Tutchener-Sharp on how to enjoy your kids more

In this episode of One Thing, Anna chats to Jo Tutchener-Sharp, founder of the incredible clothing brand, Scamp and Dude about how the challenges she has faced in life have led her to really try and be fully present when she is around her children.Jo is founder and CEO of Scamp & Dude has a long history in the world of fashion and beauty. In October 2015 Jo’s life took a difficult turn when she suffered a brain haemorrhage. She had to leave her children for a lengthy stay in hospital to undergo life threatening brain surgery and it was this moment that inspired Jo to create a brand that helps children feel more secure when apart from their loved ones, and Scamp & Dude was born. Famous for its superpower infused leopard and lightning bolt loungewear and vibrant designs, Scamp & Dude is a British purpose led fashion brand with a huge heart. Now sold in Liberty!You can follow Jo on Instagram at @scampanddudejo and follow her business at @scampanddudeYou can also see and buy the full range at
25/03/2219m 20s

On how to take the power out of comparison

The other day I shared a photo of my freezer drawer, and it sparked some thoughts on comparison! I share them in this episode and give you a hard fact on comparison that I hope will help.
21/03/229m 59s

One Thing with Sophie Ellis-Bextor on embracing selfishness

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats with the kitchen disco queen, Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Sophie shares her advice to fellow mums to retain a little bit of themselves, just for themselves throughout their parenting journey. Sophie Ellis-Bextor is a mum of five (!), talented singer, lover of a kitchen disco, podcaster and now author of her auto biography Spinning Plates.You can follow Sophie on Instagram at @sophieellisbextor and buy tickets to her Kitchen Disco tour of 2022 here https://sophieellisbextor.netYou can also buy her book here
18/03/2216m 1s

On 5 ways to navigate war anxiety

This topic was highly requested. The war in Ukraine is prompting feelings of anxiety, helplessness, fear and uncertainty. I share 5 thoughts to help you navigate the emotions that may arise at this time.
14/03/2215m 9s

One Thing with Lillie Farrow on finding confidence in motherhood

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats with Lille Farrow, Lillie's one thing that she'd like to impart to other parents is to trust your gut and allow yourself to grow in confidence as a parent.Lillie is a talented chef, content creator and mum of three girls. You can take a look at her recipes here and follow her on Instagram at @lilandlife
11/03/2216m 40s

On what to do when you feel irritable

When I feel irritable, my first response has historically been frustration towards myself and self-criticism. Here's a new approach to try next time you feel that wave of irritability come over you.NEWS! To address this topic, I read you a section of my new book 'The Little Book of Calm for New Mums: Grounding words for the highs, the lows and the moments in between'I can't wait for you to have it in your hands, whether it's for you or a gift for a friend. You can preorder it here: about my book OUT MAY 26th 2022The Little Book of Calm for New Mums will share advice and support on issues that new mothers face, from A for Anger, to I for Insomnia, providing an empowering pep talk for those days when new mothers need it most.Psychotherapist and mother of three, Anna Mathur, will support readers through the rollercoaster of feelings that come with being a new mum and provide expert advice based on her own professional and personal experiences. Whether you need some quick grounding, a note of compassion, or you want to untangle a feeling, flick to a page for a quick, uplifting moment of much-needed support.
07/03/229m 55s

One Thing with Hannah Barrett on how to slow down in a busy world

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats with the queen of yoga, strength and happiness Hannah Barrett. Hannah shares her experience of burnout and the steps she took to live a slower, healthier and more fulfilled life.As well as being a busy mum, Hannah shares the incredible benefits of yoga with as many people as possible through her App, live classes, YouTube, Instagram, and my yoga-inspired e-guides and programmes. You can find out all about Hannah here and follow her on Instagram at @hannahbarrettyogaYou can also now purchase her brand new book, the Amazon #1 Bestseller, Yoga Happy, here
04/03/2218m 53s

On a powerful way to relieve stress and overwhelm

I share a tip that is really transforming the way I deal with stress and overwhelm. Find a way to change your relationship with stress, and lessen those motherhood outbursts that come in when we turn into a human pressure cookers!
28/02/2210m 33s

One Thing with Steph Douglas on focussing on family foundations

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats with Steph Douglas, Steph's one thing that she would like to impart to other parents is that having children puts a unique pressure on a marriage and shares her advice for focussing on family foundations. Steph Douglas founded thoughtful gift company Don’t Buy Her Flowers in 2014. Prior to running the business, Steph worked in Brand and Marketing and then started a blog, writing honestly about motherhood, relationships and trying to be a grown up while never feeling quite like she knew what she was doing. Posts included ‘When New Mums Get Angry’, ‘With this ring, I give you my dregs’’, and the postnatal ‘Pulling up the Drawbridge’ post that went viral with over 110k views to date. Steph recently launched The Don’t Buy Her Flowers podcast, an evolution of the blog, that enables Steph to find out how other people are coping. Or not. The idea for Don’t Buy Her Flowers came about when Steph received lots of well-meant bouquets after her first baby, but felt overwhelmed by them and wondered whether there was a more thoughtful gift that offered TLC and encouraged the recipient to take a bit of time for themselves. Seven years on DBHF now has 20+ employees, is in it’s second warehouse (a far cry from Steph packing on her bedroom floor for the first couple of years) and saw huge growth during the pandemic as people looked for thoughtful gifts, allowing them to invest in growth as well as, importantly, increase donations to long-term charity partners including Cancer Research UK and introduce some new ones too. Steph has three children under twelve, is married to Doug and loves naps, gin and re-watching films she’s seen a hundred times so it doesn’t require her brain. Follow Steph at @stephdontbuyherflowers and visit the Don't Buy Here Flowers website here
25/02/2219m 14s

On 5 ways to quickly lift your mood

Today I share 5 simple ways to lift your mood, for those moments you feel a bit 'meh'. These small things are all completely free and within grasp. So try them now, or store them away for a grey day.
21/02/2211m 17s

One Thing with Scummy Mummies on why you need a laugh

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats with Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn, aka the one and only Scummy Mummies!The comedic duo's one thing is all about the importance of having a laugh, particular when times are dark or challenging. The Scummy Mummies are a hit comedic duo now touring the UK with their live shows. They are also hilarious podcasters and authors. You can follow them on Instagram at @scummymummies and book tickets for their live show here
18/02/2222m 46s

On why you're doing better than you think

Our focus is often 'doing better' at parenting, or berating ourselves for missing the mark. But what a difference it can make when we start to recognise the moments reminding us how we're doing better than we give ourselves credit for.
14/02/2211m 7s

One Thing with Hollie De Cruz on carving your own path

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats with Hollie de Cruz..Hollie's one thing she'd like to impart to other parents is that when it comes to the process of birth, you always have options and you don't have to do what others do or what you're advised is the normal or best way of doing things. Hollie is a renowned pregnancy and birth educator, two-time author and podcaster. She is also a mother to two boys, Oscar (11) and Cosmo (3). Hollie’s new platform – Here/Hear – will be a place for expectant and seasoned mothers to learn, grow, and feel supported in coming home to themselves. You can stay up to date with the launch on Instagram at @weare_herehear, or follow Hollie at @theyesmummum.
11/02/2219m 49s

On why the loud parenting chaos feels stressful

Here's why the noise of parenting can sometimes have you wanting to run to a quiet corner! I share my experience and thoughts along with some amazing insight from my ear surgeon friend @earsurgeonjoe
07/02/2211m 39s

One Thing with Gi Fletcher on how to handle advice

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats with Giovanna Fletcher, Sunday Times No 1 Bestselling Author, Founder of Happy Mum Happy Baby and mum of three.Gi's one thing that she wants to impart to other parents is centred all around how mums can pick and choose what advice they decide to apply to their parenting. You can follow Giovanna on Instagram at @mrsgifletcher or @happymumhappybaby and browse her books here week Gi has also shared some BIG news! Happy Mum Happy Baby - The Big Get-Together, will be taking place on the 8 & 9th of July in the heart of the City at Old Billingsgate, London. The event will be delivering informative, entertaining, and supportive talks in a fun, relaxed environment from Giovanna Fletcher and friends, sharing first-hand experiences to honest conversations. Taking place across two days The Big Get-Together embodies the connection and conversation for all stages of the parenting journey from prenatal to toddlers, starting school to the ‘tweenage’ years’. Meditation, anxiety, sleep support to nutrition, behaviour, mealtimes, first aid and returning to work - no topic will be off limits. For more information and tickets visit happymumhappybaby.comAnd you may just recognise our Anna Mathur herself amongst the lineup of guest speakers!
04/02/2217m 26s

On boosting confidence and headspace

So many of us have those things that we just accept about ourselves. Perhaps it's guilt, or worry, or maybe it's the fact you lack confidence. In this episode, I encourage you to want to raise the bar for confidence, happiness and headspace. Plus I have some exciting news to share with you.All my resources and guides are now ONLY £12 at Thank you for ALL your support that has enabled me to do this
31/01/2210m 48s

One Thing with Holly Tucker on the power of pursuing your passions

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats with Holly Tucker MBE, founder of notonthehighstreet and Holly & Co and the UK Ambassador to Creative Small Businesses.Holly's one thing that she wants to impart to other parents is that enjoying and focusing on your career is not something that will damage your children. In fact it's quite the opposite.Holly believes that following your passion and building a business doing what you love is the key to a happy and fulfilled life. Through Holly & Co, a creative content company, Holly is working to positively influence this creative movement by redefining what it means to be a ‘small business’, encouraging more women to start their own businesses, as well as empowering our young with the skills to thrive when entering the new working world.Bringing colour and creativity to the business world, Holly seeks to advise and inspire anyone who is dreaming of starting or is already on their business journey through her podcast ‘Conversations of Inspiration’, events, a physical shop, and now, her business book, Do What You Love, Love What You Do, which is a Sunday Times Bestseller.Follow Holly on Instagram at @hollytucker and visit her website at www.holly.coBuy Holly's book here
28/01/2226m 2s

On rage. The motherhood taboo

Mums (including myself) have felt more rage these last couple of years than ever before. I share a rageful moment along with thoughts on what to do about it!
24/01/2211m 28s

One Thing with Zoe Clark-Coates on loss and grief

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats to Zoe Clark-Coates MBE, Grief Specialist, the author of 4 best selling books, three on grief and the latest on pregnancy after loss. She's also the CEO of The Mariposa Trust, which is widely known by its primary support division ‘’Zoe's one thing is naturally on the subject of grief and she discusses the fact that there is no time limit to it.To find out more about Zoe : Follow her on Instagram @zoadelle
21/01/2219m 27s

On the most life changing thing I've ever admitted

Being told 'you've got this' is sometimes exactly what I need. Yet some of the most life-changing moments have happened when I've proclaimed that I haven't 'got this' at all.
17/01/2210m 48s

One Thing with Rhiannon Lambert on the importance of loving your gut

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats to Rhiannon Webster, Nutritional Therapist, Podcaster, Mum and Author.Rhiannon's one thing she'd like to impart to other parents comes from her professional experience helping people eat and live well. Rhi advises us all to mix it up a bit when it comes to our meals. To find out more about Rhiannon: Visit her website at https://rhitrition.comFollow her on Instagram @rhitritionOrder her brand new The Science of Nutrition here
14/01/2214m 43s

On how to feel calmer

How can we be more accepting of what we can't control, and take more responsibility for what we can? I often say 'it is what it is', yet a conversation with my Mum gave me a totally different view on the phrase!
10/01/2210m 7s

One Thing with Clemmie Telford on a great tip for decision making

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats with Clemmie Telford.Clemmie's one thing she'd like to impart to other parents is if you let your upset/overwhelmed/confused mind settle, your course will become clear.To find out more about Clemmie:Visit her website at https://motherofalllists.comFollow her on Instagram @clemmietelfordOrder her book But Why? at
07/01/2216m 22s

On how to feel motivated

Do you struggle to feel motivated sometimes? You know what you need to do or want to do, but the challenge is actually doing it. I share a tip for motivation that transformed my week and beyond.
03/01/2210m 58s

One Thing with Illy Morrison on healing from trauma

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur interviews Illy MorrisonIlly's one thing she'd like to impart to other parents is not to compare your emotional responses to things, touching on birth trauma and shameTo find out more about Illy: Visit her website at https://mixingupmotherhood.comFollow her on Instagram @mixing.up.motherhoodPreorder her book The Birth Debrief at
31/12/2116m 14s

On how to be more patient

Patience isn't a virtue I was granted with, but it's such a vital parenting commodity! Here's how to find more of it for those moments you need it most.
27/12/2110m 45s

One Thing with Cat Sims on investing in your relationship

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur chats to Cat Sims. Cat's one thing she'd like to impart to other parents is that it’s common that when we have babies, our attention shifts entirely to them and our relationships suffer. Refocus on your relationship as the bedrock to your familyWe have marked this episode explicit due to topics discussed or language used.To find out more about Cat:Visit her website at https://www.notsosmugnow.comFollow her on Instagram @notsosmugnow
24/12/2117m 15s

On how to love our kids well

If you're constantly on the go, spending all of your energy organising life for those you love, have a listen to this one!
20/12/2110m 42s

One Thing with Alison Perry on the magic of hugs

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur interviews Alison Perry.Alison's one thing she'd like to impart to other parents is the magical power of hugs and how they transform those moments as a parent when you just don't know what to do or how to help.To find out more about Alison:Visit her website at https://notanothermummyblog.comFollow her on Instagram @iamalisonperryVisit her Facebook page her book OMG It's Twins at:
17/12/2116m 20s

On 5 ways to get rest when you can't

Rest is the antidote to overwhelm and stress. But how on earth can we get more of it when we're struggling with the juggle, or nights are broken by kids waking? I've got some ideas!
13/12/2111m 28s

One Thing with Victoria Emes on admitting it's hard

On this episode of The Therapy Edit's 'One thing', Anna Mathur interviews Victoria Emes.Victoria's one thing she'd like to impart to other parents involves chipping away at the shame and silence many feel around the conflicting and difficult emotions that come with parenting.Warning! This podcast can get a bit fruity at times so we'd recommend using headphones if there are any little ears listening in!To find out more about VictoriaVisit her website at her on Instagram @victoriaemesPreorder her book 'Welcome to Motherhood, Bitches: The real guide from pregnancy, birth and beyond' (out 17th February 2022) at
10/12/2114m 27s

On 5 ways to reduce stress this Christmas

If you feel your shoulders tensing with each opening of the advent calendar doors, you're not alone. Here are five things from my How to Have a Merry Imperfect Christmas guide that will help.You can buy the bitesize video guide from Four ten minute videos to reframe the way you feel about the festivities this year.
06/12/2112m 8s

On people-pleasing less and living more

If you exist at the bottom of the priority list, and find that 'yes' rolls off the tongue a little easily, this episode is for you!
29/11/2111m 2s

On something you need to know about self-care

Find self-care a tricky concept to grasp? I have a fresh approach, and I promise, there are no bubble baths in sight.
22/11/219m 38s

On how to feel more positive

I often think that gratitude should come with a small print, and here's why! Gratitude can shift moods, raise smiles and change lives, but what about all the other feelings that sit in its shadow?
15/11/219m 50s

On feeling less overwhelmed

Feeling burnt out and exhausted? Here's why you might be feeling a bit floored by life, plus some ways to refuel and regain some energy.
08/11/2112m 8s

On how to be better

Why do we so often have the feeling we need to be better? In this episode, I explore how the most therapeutic type of growth, is often an undoing.
29/05/2010m 6s

On feeling like an imposter

Ever felt like an imposter in your own life or feared being 'found out'? Here are my thoughts on why we feel this way, and what we can do to about it.
25/05/209m 43s

On how to feel good enough

So often we simply don't feel good enough. We feel like we miss the bar, we feel guilty and undeserving of good things in our lives. Here's why you may feel this way, and tips on what to do about it!
22/05/2010m 7s

On 5 tips for anxiety

We all experience anxiety to some extent. In fact, it's an inbuilt mechanism that's there to save our lives! But how can we take control of the thoughts that try so hard to take control of us?
18/05/2010m 13s

On thriving through change

What can we do to steady ourselves when all around us is changing? And what might we put in place to support ourselves in any times of change ahead?
15/05/209m 13s

On the thoughts we don't talk about

From thoughts of pushing over a stand of mugs in a gift shop, to imagining crashes on the motorway, intrusive thoughts are rarely discussed. We all get them, but do we know why? And what do we do about them?
11/05/2010m 22s

On feeling less guilty

We often carry guilt around for so much longer than we need to. It impacts our relationships with others and ourselves. Here's how to finally let yourself off the hook and let it go!
08/05/209m 53s

On tricks for increasing self-worth

A different view of self-care for you. What place does it have in our understanding of our worth? I tell you how you can re-prioritise this fundamental cornerstone of wellbeing even when you have no spare time.
04/05/209m 41s

On how to worry less about what others think

It's so common to worry about what others think about us. But exactly how much does this impact our lives and self-esteem? And what can we do about it?
01/05/2010m 16s

On why we like to be busy

We live to the buzz of constant noise, both Inside and outside of our minds. Here's a different insight into boredom as an antidote to stress and overwhelm.
27/04/209m 50s

On how to be happier

Is there a person in the world who wouldn't fancy a bit more happiness? Here's how to get more.
24/04/209m 41s

On feeling calmer in chaos

A technique to help you find more calmness and resilience when you're faced with change and challenge.
20/04/208m 18s

On dealing with challenging times

Thoughts on what to do when you go through challenging times. How do you deal with the moments you find yourself slipping into old ways of coping?
17/04/209m 55s

On comparing feelings

Someone will always have it harder, more challenging, sadder than you. But what happens when we compare our feelings and experiences?
13/04/209m 46s

On dealing with uncertainty

How to be calm in times of uncertainty. We are experiencing a period of great uncertainty at the moment. I share thoughts on how we can find our feet in this rocky time.
02/04/209m 47s
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