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Heart Centred Living

Heart Centred Living

Many people feel that when they come in to therapy they will be using their mind a lot. In some ways that is exactly what we do, we learn to look at and manage difficult thoughts, especially if they cause us anxiety.  We become aware that the mind and our thoughts are...

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Respecting what is broken and scarred in our story

Respecting what is broken and scarred in our story

Many of us go in to therapy feeling broken and scarred by our past experiences, clients often ask if therapy will enable them to rewrite their story and put sad events behind them. Put simply we can certainly learn to be with painful experiences by talking about them...

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How being accountable can set us free

How being accountable can set us free

We all bandy about the word accountability a lot, without really thinking of its implications and what it might truly mean to us in our lives. Brené Brown says "When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated. This is why we...

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Learning the art of patience

Learning the art of patience

Often in therapy clients get frustrated with what they perceive to be a lack of progress. I totally appreciate this feeling of impatience it is a feeling that seems to pervade our lives, especially at the moment as we await Spring and an end to a long  lockdown. I am...

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Break free of your Inner Critic

Break free of your Inner Critic

Rare is the person who has fully triumphed over self doubt, anxiety and lives a life free of internal wrangling. Most of us have an internal voice that is continually chattering at us, pointing out our failures and judging ourselves and others. If we were to write...

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Jumping on the drama train!

Jumping on the drama train!

This new podcast explores how our thoughts and internal chatter sometimes overwhelm us and cause us to step aboard the drama train. Take a listen and find ways to help you manage your anxiety.

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Body Image; moving towards acceptance

Body Image; moving towards acceptance

This post is one I have been very keen to do for a while, as clients have been bringing body image in to therapy more and more over the years. I think this is a subject that is very thorny for most of us and as such I myself have had to really consider what it means...

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Learn to feel your feelings

Learn to feel your feelings

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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Why we need to be honest about suicide

Why we need to be honest about suicide

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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Learning to embrace the seasons

Learning to embrace 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 (its never long enough for me!) This year...

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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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