9 06, 2018

Does your life spark joy? KonMari decluttering philosophy could help with improving your emotional well-being

By |2018-06-14T21:56:06+00:00June 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Bea* has a busy life: finding balance with the demands of her life is difficult (work, family, friends & self). She often feels overwhelmed with everything even her charity work that used to bring her joy now feels just like another task that is draining her. Bea is often [...]

10 07, 2017

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

By |2017-07-10T23:15:46+00:00July 10th, 2017|4 Comments

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 [...]

12 06, 2017

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

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

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 [...]

3 05, 2017

Toxic relationships: recognising, healing and moving on after a toxic relationship

By |2017-07-04T14:00:04+00:00May 3rd, 2017|2 Comments

Recognising the signs of a toxic relationship Peter* is a big, manly man who is successful at work as a project manager. On the outside, you would not know that there is nothing unusual going on in his life. He has been going out with Kirsty for 5 [...]

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 02, 2017

When being fiercely independent leaves you feeling alone and isolated

By |2017-05-18T23:39:30+00:00February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Kate* is a professional woman in her 30s. She’s got it all going for her. She’s got a good job, has good friends and has great holidays. Kate’s always been an independent woman. She’s done her own thing and relied on her resources to cope and get by in [...]

1 02, 2017

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

By |2017-09-27T15:15:49+00:00February 1st, 2017|6 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 difficult to get to know. She often feels lost and tries to cope with difficult [...]

8 11, 2016

5 ways to increase wholeness

By |2017-03-09T15:52:45+00:00November 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Julia* is a 35-year-old woman lives with her long-term partner James. She has a busy job, she takes regular exercise, has great friends and regular holidays abroad. Julia often feels anxious and feels that although her life seems perfect on paper, but internally she feels like there is an internal [...]

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 [...]