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Searching for Neurodiverse affirming therapy

Searching for Neurodiverse affirming therapy

Searching for a therapist that aligns with you is incredibly hard. It is such an important and vulnerable making relationship, so it needs to be right for you. As a Neurodiverse individual it is even more vital that this therapist is informed and aware of what you...

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The signs of emotional overwhelm

The signs of emotional overwhelm

Being aware of our emotional load and knowing when it's becoming too much is a careful balancing act. Physical overwhelm is probably easier to recognise for most of us; back pain or a headache which means we have to stop and take notice, even go to bed. Emotional...

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Neurodivurgent self care and affirming practice

Neurodivurgent self care and affirming practice

Over my many years of supporting my clients with ADHD and Autism (and other neurodivurgence), I have learnt so much about how important self care and self caretaking are to secure mental health. This week is Neurodiversity Celebration Week, so the perfect time to take...

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Menopause and our emotional health

Menopause and our emotional health

I work with many women to support them as they approach or come in to menopause. We are now far more aware of the list of physical list of symptoms of the menopause; ranging from dry skin, pins and needles, migraines to hot flushes, but a lesser known side effect is...

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Recently I have begun to notice that it is the stories we tell ourselves that are often the most powerful narratives in our head. It is these stories that can become our truths and drive our life experiences, unless we begin to notice their impact and challenge them....

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Do you need to be in crisis to come in to therapy?

Do you need to be in crisis to come in to therapy?

Over the years one of the questions I often get asked is; Does it need to be an emotional crisis before I ask for support and enter therapy? The answer is no, therapy is also a great place to come to explore life changes and plans for the future. Most people know that...

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Explore Your Own Potential This Year

Explore Your Own Potential This Year

I decided to call my Psychotherapy practice Grow Your Own Potential, because I believe we all have an incredible inner drive to grow and develop ourselves. For me this is the fundamental function of our work together in therapy to encourage and support this growth. As...

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Set your intentions for a fulfilling New Year

Set your intentions for a fulfilling New Year

In a previous career, I often used to write articles for women's magazines entitled; "New Year, New you!" at this time of year. These always made me sigh (inwardly), but I always tried my best to put a bit of a spin on them and ended up with lots of things to give up...

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Protecting Your Precious Energy

Protecting Your Precious Energy

Most of us have felt at some time that we are tired of giving all our energy away to others, leaving us feeling exhausted and depleted. I have noticed, as have many of my clients, that this constant background anxiety from the holiday season and cost of living crisis,...

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Learning to embrace the seasons

Learning to embrace the seasons

As the days get shorter and the nights draw in, we start to feel the Winter approaching. As someone who loves the sun, as soon as it starts to loose its warmth, I start to feel such loss, wishing it had been a longer more productive Summer (it is never long enough for...

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Learning to love your inner child

Learning to love your inner child

"Why do I need to talk about my childhood?" This is a question I often get asked by clients first entering counselling. "I survived" a client once said to me with a big shrug, "why does it matter, let's move on". I completely see his point but the reason therapists...

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Being connected and why it matters to mental health

Being connected and why it matters to mental health

One of the first things I notice about clients who suffer from depression or anxiety is that they often avoid being around other people. For some they find others needs exhausting, for some they feel they might bring people down with their low mood. However as we...

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