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Explore Your Own Potential This Year

Explore Your Own Potential This Year

One of my clients recently asked me why my practice was called Grow Your Potential and I explained that seeking out our own potential is a really fundamental drive behind our work together in therapy. As a Transpersonal Psychotherapist, I am specifically looking for...

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Setting your intentions for a New Year

Setting your intentions for a 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 and...

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Learn to feel your feelings: December 2020

Learn to feel your feelings: December 2020

I spend a lot of my time in therapy with clients who want to avoid their feelings and have done so for most of their lives. Over the years I have noticed that there is a tendency for clients to distrust their feelings, perhaps because they have been overwhelming,...

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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 a crisis before you ask for help and enter therapy. The answer really lies with the individual client, most people know that they have managed as much as they can alone and need someone to...

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Why we need to be honest about suicidal thoughts

Why we need to be honest about suicidal thoughts

The fact that I had to think long and hard before I decided to write about suicide in this blog, makes me fully aware that there is still a huge stigma around suicidal thoughts and ideation. Yet I have had a large number of clients over the years, who have suicidal...

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Finding Hope in these Difficult Times

Finding Hope in these Difficult Times

Hope is hard to find these days, it seems like many of the everyday things that brought us joy; a coffee with friends, cinema trip or weekend away have been taken away by Covid restrictions. So how do we find hope in these dark days? In Psychotherapy we are often...

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Living with the Seasons

Living with the Seasons

As the days get shorter and the days colder, we start to feel the Winter approaching. I am someone who loves the sun and as soon as it starts to loose its warmth I start to feel such loss and wish it had been a longer Summer! This year though I am going to take my...

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‘Walk and Talk’ Therapy

‘Walk and Talk’ Therapy

One of the ways I am working with clients during these difficult Covid 19 times is to adapt my work to encompass more outdoor work. Clients seem to love this way of working, the movement of the body can help to move energy/emotion, the regular motion can be soothing...

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The art of idling and learning to fully rest

The art of idling and learning to fully rest

When we are in recovery from anxiety or depression we need to learn to fully rest and let go. I often work with clients who find this a challenge, they busy themselves with to do lists and appointments. When we fully let go of the things we feel we need to do, we can...

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Facing your demons and overcoming extreme anxiety situations

Facing your demons and overcoming extreme anxiety situations

We all have to face situations in our lives that we know are going to cause us a lot of anxiety. It might be an exam, travelling, operation, a family party or difficult work meeting. For those who already suffer from anxiety it can be very daunting to know that these...

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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. It had been a busy time but I was keen to visit a really good friend in a nearby town. I had a few things to juggle on the day so I needed to know what time she...

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Toxic Relationships

Toxic Relationships

Many people come in to therapy in the midst of a relationship which is causing them pain and anguish. This relationship might be with a parent, family member or a partner, all of them equally difficult.  The common theme is that these relationships make them feel...

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