Are You Feeling Overwhelmed?

Feeling overwhelmed immobilises us. We don’t feel safe and we start to shut down which makes things worse. If you can find a way of feeling safe again, then things can start to improve. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Breathe slowly, … Read More

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Three Ideas About Mental Health

Mental health is getting a lot of attention.  On balance that is probably a good thing.  It is much better than mental health being a subject that is banished to attics, asylums and hospitals.  It is better that mental health … Read More

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Alastair Campbell’s Jam Jar

I thought Alastair Campbell’s contribution to the current films on mental health (BBC2 Alastair Campbell: Depression and Me) was rather interesting.  The impression is of someone who has lived for most of his life battling with depression.  Where did the … Read More

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How Psychotherapy Works

There is a lot of confusion about what psychotherapy is and how it works. There are so many competing different models and ideas about how to improve and change your life. A lot of these ideas focus upon changes which … Read More

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Fear Of Commitment

Does a fear of commitment hold you back? Commitment issues often stem back to our early experiences of family relationships.    The way we were attached and cared for in our original family units tends to become the basis of … Read More

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In The Face Of Adversity

It’s not your fault and it isn’t personal – setbacks and adversity are just an ordinary part of what happens to us while we are trying to pursue our goals, dreams and ambitions. In the face of adversity you have … Read More

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Relationship Anxiety

What causes relationship anxiety? We are learning about relationships from the start of our lives.  From the very beginning, as babies we look to bond with our mothers.  We develop our future relationships based on these early experiences of bonding … Read More

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Therapeutic Relationship

A therapuetic relationship has the potential to settle your anxiety and to heal your personal suffering. It is a relationship that can provide you with a refuge, safety and sanctuary. You may have lost someone who provided such safety for … Read More

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Existential Crisis

What is an existential crisis? In short, when we speak of an existential crisis we are talking about an experience in which we are made to question whether our lives have meaning and purpose.   Though we can think of … Read More

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