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  • 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 becomes their weakness and they end up…

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  • 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 father and I could not step outside…

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  • 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 was not disappointed. I allowed…

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  • 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, massive displacements – all these events…

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  • 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 Clinical Psychologist from the US. About 30…

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  • 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 psychiatric ward for a few months has…

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  • 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. When I was 12,…

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  • 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 is the inner critic….

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  • 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 of perfection is synonymous with a…

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  • Resilience

    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 wellbeing. Resilience can be thought of as…

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