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  • Your Mental Health Matters!

    Your Mental Health Matters! It might seem strange to have a title like this. It perhaps seems so obvious, it appears superfluous in this day and age, doesn’t it go without saying,…

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  • Coping in the midst of a storm

    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…

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  • A Safe Space – A Therapists Journey

    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…

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  • Is any life too broken?

    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 & I…

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  • Witnessing trauma through the psychoanalytic lens

    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, pandemics,…

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  • Parenting Trauma. Not always a fairy tale.

    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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  • From Inpatient to Therapist. An Unexpected Journey

    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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  • The Power of Disclosure

    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 a huge revelation….

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  • Managing Your Inner Critic

    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 you. Then there…

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  • Perfectionism – the enemy of good?

    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 idea…

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