Wednesday October 18, 2023
Chatting: More Than Just Talk
The 7 C’s of Caring Conversations We've all been there – caught in a chat that feels more like small talk than a real conversation....Read more..
Tuesday September 26, 2023
The Importance of Understanding Love Languages
If you've ever felt misunderstood or like you're not quite clicking with someone you care about, this blog post might just be the insight you've...Read more..
Sunday July 2, 2023
Coping in the midst of a storm
‘How so?’ ‘You look big, strong, and reliable. But the problem with oak trees is that if the storm is big enough their very strength...Read more..
Monday June 5, 2023
A Safe Space – A Therapists Journey
At sixteen years old, I was terrified of so many things. In the previous year, my world had fallen apart following the death of my...Read more..
Monday May 22, 2023
The Power of Therapy
Maintaining good mental health is vital in today's fast-paced world. When facing challenges and emotional struggles, therapy offers valuable support. In this article, we explore...Read more..
Tuesday May 16, 2023
Is any life too broken?
My psychotherapy journey started 4yrs after I’d been bereaved. My husband Martin died of cancer in Sept 2013; I knew my grief would be grim...Read more..
Tuesday April 11, 2023
Life After Death? – a bereaved parent’s perspective on grief
This is not my first blog about the grief experienced by the loss of a child. On reflection, that piece was somewhat generic and so,...Read more..
Monday February 27, 2023
What Is Gaslighting and how it affects you
Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which the abuser seeks to instil self-doubt and confusion in their victim’s mind. You don’t have to...Read more..
Thursday December 29, 2022
New Year, New Beginnings
Once the mayhem of Christmas day is over and the last of the turkey is gone, thoughts start to drift to the New Year. Conversations...Read more..
Tuesday November 22, 2022
Meeting in the Middle with your Therapist
The first time I met my therapist I was filled with feelings of anxiety, apprehension, and curiosity. I sought therapy for several reasons and hoped...Read more..
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,...Read more..
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...Read more..
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...Read more..
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...Read more..
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...Read more..
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...Read more..
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...Read more..
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...Read more..
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...Read more..
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...Read more..