The Feeling Wheel – How to use to help manage your emotions
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The Feeling Wheel – How to use to help manage your emotions

The Feeling Wheel – How to use it to help manage your emotions I thought I’d do an article on the Feeling Wheel I very often use this with clients when helping them to explore how they are really feeling. The Feeling wheel is often used with the Emotional Freedom Technique but in this case,…

Grounding Techniques – Strategies to help with Anxiety, Numbness & Overwhelm
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Grounding Techniques – Strategies to help with Anxiety, Numbness & Overwhelm

Grounding Techniques | Strategies to help with Anxiety, Numbness & Overwhelm Grounding can help you move away from difficult memories, negative thoughts, challenging emotions and feelings etc. I have highlighted 10 techniques that will help to distract you safely, without causing you any harm. It will help to distract you from what you’re experiencing and…

Why Making Mistakes is Important?
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Why Making Mistakes is Important?

Why Making Mistakes is Important? Sometimes as a child we experience many things that made us feel ashamed.  Maybe our parents were over critical; maybe we never got much praise for the things we did; maybe we witnessed attempts to be a perfectionist by are parents and see from them that we always need to…

Still Time  | For Beginners, Sleep, Relaxation and Anxiety
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Still Time | For Beginners, Sleep, Relaxation and Anxiety

Still Time | For Beginners, Sleep, Relaxation and Anxiety In this article, I will first explain benefits of deep breathing, provide some steps to start and five examples of breathing techniques Many of us think that because, for many reasons, feel we can’t cope with guided meditation. Have you heard of Still Time? You may…

How to Survive Gatherings with Toxic Family Members in the Holidays
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How to Survive Gatherings with Toxic Family Members in the Holidays

How to Survive Gatherings with Toxic Family Members in the Holidays You see so often in movies, the soaps, in children’s story books, the picture of the perfect family. If you have come from a toxic family, this scenario would be alien to you. Christmas can bring out the worst in a lot of families. …

Therapy Gift Vouchers
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Therapy Gift Vouchers

Therapy Gift Vouchers – Now available! Give someone the gift off therapy, a psychotherapy gift voucher. It is a great gift idea for family members, friends, work colleagues if you want to support them, on their healing journey.   Giving a gift voucher for the first session he’s a compassionate way to encourage your loved…

Emotional Abuse and Spiritual Abuse – Trauma Therapy
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Emotional Abuse and Spiritual Abuse – Trauma Therapy

In this article I will describe emotional abuse as a type of complex trauma. I would explain what it is and briefly how it can happen. I would also explain complex trauma, which can result from emotional abuse and neglect. Through trauma therapy I work to support clients that have experienced this. I would also…

Addiction Counselling & Therapy
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Addiction Counselling & Therapy

Addiction Counselling Addiction is less about giving up something and more about gaining something, that something is a more meaningful, authentic and connected life. Addiction takes things, recovery gives them back, including; self-esteem, love for and from self and others, meaning, passion, ability to deal with life’s challenges, healing, and hope. – Counsellor Andrew Harvey….

10 Signs You Could Be Living With Complex PTSD And Not Know It
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10 Signs You Could Be Living With Complex PTSD And Not Know It

11 Signs You Could Be Living With Complex PTSD And Not Know It You may on the surface look fine. you have a great job, your own house, the call on two Holidays a year. to most of your family and friends you really have your s***t together. The problem is that you know different….

Anger Issues & Complex PTSD – Why do I get so Angry? – Part 2
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Anger Issues & Complex PTSD – Why do I get so Angry? – Part 2

In a previous blog in relation to anger issues, I introduced how anger relates to Complex Post Traumatic Stress disorder. I introduced what it is and introduced four different types of responses to stress – Fight, flight, freeze and fawn. Anger is linked to the fight response where the individual feels they need to exert…