20 04, 2017

Why Are Self-Care And Self-Compassion So Important For Our Well-Being?

By |2017-04-20T23:31:16+00:00April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

How are you looking after yourself? Are you a busy professional or a parent juggling with family & career, or looking after an elderly relative or busy with something or someone else? Where do you place yourself on the priority list? Self-care refers to taking care of your needs whether [...]

6 04, 2017

9 Blocks for self-care and self-compassion

By |2019-07-11T20:32:45+00:00April 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Emmy* works part-time and has 2 young children, aged 3 and 5. She feels exhausted and tired with all the demands of the world, her boss at work, husband and 2 children. Emmy helps out with her parents, as her mother has not been very well recently, and her [...]

20 03, 2017

“What will they think of me?” – 7 Tips for overcoming the pain of social anxiety

By |2017-04-07T08:34:10+00:00March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Sara* is in a relationship with Dan. She often questions his love for her and tests him by pushing him away when he tries to hug her or nags at him for what Dan feels are small things. She is often stressed and has social anxiety: worries about how [...]

1 02, 2017

Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) – How does it impact on adult well-being?

By |2023-03-17T13:01:38+00:00February 1st, 2017|9 Comments

Lisa* has felt for all her life she is different from others and she has struggled to connect with her family, friends and previous partners. For those around her, she seems somehow distant and it is difficult to get to know her. She often feels lost and tries to [...]

21 09, 2016

Childhood trauma & recovery III: Healing your inner child with compassion

By |2018-03-26T10:12:24+00:00September 21st, 2016|0 Comments

You may have experienced something traumatic in your life that is still impacting upon your adult well-being, such as losing a parent or a significant attachment figure, domestic violence in the home, being bullied, emotional and/or physical neglect, emotional, physical or sexual abuse. This experience or multiple experiences may have a [...]

7 09, 2016

Childhood trauma & recovery II: How childhood trauma is processed in the brain

By |2021-10-07T20:10:33+00:00September 7th, 2016|2 Comments

In the first part of this blog series, I talked about how you may as an adult experience the consequences of childhood trauma in your everyday life. You can read it here. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, depression, in relationships, using substances or food as comfort. Maybe you are frequently reminded [...]

31 08, 2016

Childhood trauma & recovery I: Impact of childhood trauma on adult well-being

By |2017-03-28T00:14:22+00:00August 31st, 2016|2 Comments

Often the reason many clients come to psychological therapy is anxiety and depression. It may be that they have managed to cope with the symptoms for many years and perhaps even tried some short-term counselling. Then some sudden changes in either personal circumstances or in the family unit trigger a strong [...]

11 05, 2016

6 signs that fear of rejection is killing your relationship

By |2024-01-29T12:08:13+00:00May 11th, 2016|2 Comments

Do you often have a niggling thought and a fear that your relationships won’t work out or that you will be rejected? Being in a relationship is one of the most vulnerable positions you can be and a degree of fear of rejection is natural. You have to put your trust and [...]

25 04, 2016

Shrink the Inner Critic – Self-compassion leading to a happier life

By |2017-02-27T23:06:57+00:00April 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Everyday life is full of challenges and sometimes we fail at something that is very significant for us whether it is in relationships, at work or study. These moments are incredibly painful. What do you say to yourself when you encounter adversity, make a mistake or perhaps say something that [...]

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