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16 Jul 2020

​We are all dealing with a collective trauma during this pandemic. Trauma expert, Bessel van der Kolk tells us how to help ourselves manage the feelings the pandemic may be bringing up for us all in different ways. I have added my own ideas too, to create what I hope w...

4 Sep 2018

A number of themes seem to surface repeatedly in my work with clients. I thought it might be useful to write about my experience of some of these repeating themes and ideas, so here is the first post in the series.

It takes courage to ask for help

Starting at the beginni...

8 Aug 2016

Whilst researching how to help clients with anxiety, I came across these top tips by Michaela McCarthy of The Awareness Centre in Clapham, London:

There’s an old adage that says anxiety is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but gets you nowhere. If you’v...

16 Jul 2016

I was about to write a piece on relationships and attachments, but found everything I wanted to say in this excellent article on (Lightly edited.)

In an ideal world, we would all be born with perfectly at...

27 Jun 2016

In my last post, we thought about choosing the right therapist. This post looks at the psychodynamic approach, a direct development of Freudian analysis.

The psychodynamic approach starts with the idea that we all have an ‘inner world’ that has a powerful influence on h...

11 Jun 2016

If you’re reading this, you may have reached a point where you feel that it might be helpful to talk to someone who isn’t a family member or friend about what you are finding problematic in your life. You would like to find a counsellor who you can talk to and who will...

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