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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Mental health assessment

What is a mental health assessment? A mental health assessment is a psychiatric assessment.  It is part of the process of information being gathered with the purpose of making a diagnosis.  Once you have been given a diagnosis a treatment … Read More

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Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder EUPD

Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) is also referred to as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  It is a diagnosis that describes a range of destructive impulsive emotional reactions.  The disorder is unique to all sufferers.  What has happened is that a … Read More

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Repressed

What does it mean when something is repressed? Repressed and repression are words that describe a psychological conflict in which you try to avoid (repress) an idea, a thought, or a wish that wants to be expressed.  Something is repressed … Read More

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Inferiority Complex

Do you have an inferiority complex? Are you quick to pick on yourself? Do you put yourself down? Do you criticise your projects and creativity? It is important to be able to recognise when you are giving yourself a hard … Read More

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New Year New Me

7 ideas to help your New Year New Me plans succeed Why do your attempts at New Year resolutions fail?  You are enthusiastic about the idea of them, willingly sign up to them in advance but less good when it … Read More

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Bereaved

Bereaved – how are we supposed to go on living when someone we love has died? Grief is a natural response to the death of a loved one – to being bereaved. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross developed a framework for thinking about … Read More

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What Does Traumatised Mean?

To be traumatised means that you are suffering a lasting sense of shock as the result of particular events which have had a profound psychological impact on you. It isn’t just that something shocking has happened to you.  It’s also … Read More

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