How to survive the festive season with a dysfunctional family

The holiday season can bring out the best and worst in us and in our family members as potentially a lot of time is spent together and there often are expectations for the celebrations. We may have a wish to have a wonderful festive season like in the Hollywood films [...]

By |2017-12-11T14:00:12+00:00December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Why is understanding our emotions and feelings so important?

James* took pride in himself for being a rational man who doesn’t get emotional and he excelled at work. However, although he looked cool and collected on the surface, internally he always had a feeling that he didn’t belong and he had to prove himself to earn people's respect. [...]

By |2019-03-04T16:38:35+00:00October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

7 Steps for transforming your relationship – Part 2: Establishing a safe emotional bond and maintaining love

Sue and Steve* recognise that they have become distant in their relationship since having children and they don't have a safe emotional bond. They are bickering over the smallest things, often over matters that feel trivial but at the time it feels like there is a huge wall between them [...]

By |2017-09-27T15:18:50+00:00September 26th, 2017|0 Comments

7 Steps for transforming your relationship – Part 1: Assessing relationship patterns and sore spots

Kate and Tom have been together for 5 years. They are both professionals and have successful careers. They used to get along so well but more recently end up arguing more and more. Kate says that it is because Tom doesn’t listen to her and he is insensitive whilst [...]

By |2017-09-27T15:19:50+00:00August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Healing the mother wound – Part 2: 10 Steps to healing from emotional absence

The greatest pain of all – the mother wound, the emotional absence of your mother in your early years. The first part of this 2-part series looked at what the mother wound means and how it can impact your well-being as an adult. The mother wound can be defined as [...]

By |2019-02-25T16:37:38+00:00July 28th, 2017|6 Comments

Healing the mother wound – Part 1: Understanding the mother wound, good enough mothering and the impact of the mother wound as an adult

Perhaps the most painful of all feelings is the awareness that your mother was not there for you emotionally as a child, this creates the mother wound. She might have been physically present but emotionally absent. Perhaps she was (is) very critical and she was telling [...]

By |2019-03-09T15:59:59+00:00July 10th, 2017|4 Comments

When worry and anxiety are ruining your (work) life – 10 Tips for finding joy in your life

Laura* is a driven woman in her late 30s. She has climbed up the career ladder, is successful in her job, has great friends and enjoys amazing holidays abroad. On paper, everything looks perfect in her life, but she carries a secret that she has only shared with few [...]

By |2017-06-19T22:38:02+00:00June 19th, 2017|0 Comments

How do our early relationships impact adult well-being & relationships?

From the day we are born, we start to form relationships with people in our world and these early relationships guide our later relationships even in adulthood. The aim of this blog post is to explain how these early relationships often impact our intimate relationships in adulthood: what type [...]

By |2017-06-12T23:01:47+00:00June 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Toxic relationships 3: Moving on & dating after a toxic relationship

Liliana* spent many years in an on-off toxic relationship with a partner who was controlling until she had the courage to say “enough is enough”. It was hard initially making the break and she spent a considerable amount of time reflecting on what had kept her in [...]

By |2017-05-30T20:54:27+00:00May 28th, 2017|0 Comments