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Helping People Experiencing Mental Health Issues To Regain


I wanted to cut to the chase in helping my clients through a Mental Health Assessment, and, if deemed necessary, an Initial Screening for those who believe they show traits of Autism, ADHD, and (more often than not) a PDA profile.

Depressed, Distressed and/or Demoralised?


Young People


How Emotional Problem Solving works?

Emotional Problem Solving should be the never-ending learning development to ensure positive mental health and wellbeing. It has been described as being the ultimate anti-depressant.

Emotional Problem Solving is essentially a talking therapy, designed by its founder, Lavinia Dowling, a qualified psychiatric nurse, which uses a combination of tools such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and Counselling as well as EPS to give the client the best opportunity to combat their mental ill-health.

Emotional Problem Solving

Welcome to The M Word!

My name is Lavinia and I am the Director and Nurse Consultant.

I used to work across CAMHS as a Locum Nurse across a variety of counties. The story is the same across the country, it would appear, in that anybody trying to access services through CAMHS invariably have to be very patient as the queues are very long due to resources being overstretched. Further, CAMHS are not particularly good at offering dual support, or indeed recognising, Autism and mental ill health, despite at least 40% of the referrals being just this.

I felt I had to be proactive and offer a service. I had the knowledge, the skills and the experience. I also have a very good track record wherever I have worked, and a growing reputation with colleagues and clients of making Mental Health interesting and a positive way of living.

The M Word

(Emotional Problem Solving)

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“No words can say how thankful we are for your amazing help, getting our handsome Joe back! It wouldn’t have happened without you. You truly are an amazing person – so understanding and knowledgeable of Mental Health. You are second to none! “

– Gilliland

“Just had my first assessment and I cannot tell you the relief I felt Someone listened to me (and child).  They listened and heard what I was and wasn’t saying. They asked the ‘right’ questions that enabled me to give the answers that I needed (and struggled) to describe.  Thoroughly recommend The M Word! I have got of the session to Lavina and have cried with relief.”

– SEN Ninja

“Thank you for everything you have done for me. You have taught me so much + I will be forever greatful.”

– Lauren

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