Our Blog

  • Wednesday July 20, 2022

    Witnessing trauma through the psychoanalytic lens

    Trauma can sit deep in the individual and collective psyche. Countless armed conflicts, violent crimes against individuals and groups, natural and man-made disasters, global warming,...

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  • Wednesday July 20, 2022

    One Small Decision Changed Everything

    The hardest thing about change is making the change happen The hardest thing about change is making the change happen. It’s not easy, it can...

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  • Tuesday July 5, 2022

    Parenting Trauma. Not always a fairy tale.

    Did anyone hear of a therapeutic parent before? Well, let me explain. The term Therapeutic Parenting was first used by Dr Daniel. A. Hughes, a...

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  • Monday June 27, 2022

    From Inpatient to Therapist. An Unexpected Journey

    Spending time as an inpatient. Sometimes life draws you into situations that you never thought you’d be in. Spending time as an inpatient in a...

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  • Tuesday June 14, 2022

    The Power of Disclosure

    When a client described an experience that evoked not only familiarity but reactive physical sensations, it was not only a bit of a coincidence but...

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  • Thursday May 19, 2022

    Transitioning and the Grief Process

    Transitioning and the Grief Process ‘There’s something I need to tell you…… I don’t feel like a boy, I think I’m a girl. At the...

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  • Wednesday May 4, 2022

    Managing Your Inner Critic

    Every one of us consists of a multitude of ‘parts’. The part that is a parent, a team member or even a guilty part of...

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  • Thursday April 14, 2022

    Perfectionism – the enemy of good?

    Voltaire, the French writer and philosopher, observed that ‘Perfect is the enemy of the good.’ This might seem to be an odd observation. Surely, the...

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  • Wednesday March 23, 2022

    Resilience Part Two

    In my last blog, I discussed resilience in mental health, what it means, and some ways we can think about it. Today I will look...

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  • Wednesday February 9, 2022


    Resilience in mental health can take many forms, we can think of it as fortitude that can be applied to a person's mental health and...

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  • Tuesday January 11, 2022

    Dyslexia and Mental Health

    Writing a self-reflecting blog can be difficult for most to do but when your dyslexic, this brings added challenges. I felt it was time to...

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  • Tuesday December 21, 2021

    The Christmas Survival Guide

    Christmas can be a wonderful time with the family but for many. It can also be a time fraught with stress conflict and anxiety. It...

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  • Tuesday November 30, 2021

    What is depression and how can counselling help?

    We have all experienced feeling sad or having a low mood which is a normal part of everyday life. When a feeling like this lasts...

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  • Tuesday November 16, 2021

    A group therapy perspective on secrecy and confidentiality

    Group Anxiety Group therapy is a potent form of counselling. Support groups and other types of psychosocial groups meet for nearly every type of illness,...

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  • Monday October 18, 2021

    The Menopause and Mental Health

    As it’s the week in which the Menopause is recognised globally with its own official day, it seems fitting to discuss its impact on mental...

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  • Tuesday October 5, 2021

    Top 10 Tips for dealing with anxiety

    We explored what anxiety was in our recent blog post. Now we are going to look at some useful strategies to help cope with anxiety....

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  • Tuesday September 21, 2021

    The Effects of the Menopause in the Workplace

    In the UK, around two million women aged over 50 have difficulties at work due to their menopause symptoms and it is estimated that one...

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  • Monday September 6, 2021

    Can Couples Counselling Save my Marriage?

    Relationship or marriage counselling is a relatively new branch of the counselling profession. It has grown in popularity over the last so years as more...

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  • Tuesday August 24, 2021

    What is Group Therapy

    What is Group Therapy?  Group Therapy is a very useful way for people to meet in a safe environment where they can share any problems...

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  • Monday August 9, 2021

    How can counselling help my anxiety

    What is anxiety? Approx 25% of the UK population have difficulties with their mental health. The most common problems are anxiety and depression. Anxiety is...

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