Why People Self-Harm & How To Help

It’s always concerning to hear that self-harm is on the up. With the amount of stress young people are under, it’s no surprise some are struggling. In this post, I will share the reasons why people self harm; an understanding formed through years of working with young people. My experience includes working with those who’ve cut different parts

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Insecure Attachment: Anxious-Avoidant

This is my third post on attachment styles. The Secure and Insecure-Ambivalent Attachment style posts can be found HERE but if you are wanting to know more about the Insecure Anxious-Avoidant Attachment style, then this is the post for you. Before we start, what’s important to remember about all attachment styles is they are strategies learnt

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What is an Insecure Ambivalent Attachment?

In this second post on Insecure Attachment, I will focus on Ambivalent Attachment. I have already written about the similarities between these behaviours and ADHD. This post will look at how it develops and what a child needs to help them form a more secure style of relating.   What is an Insecure-Ambivalent attachment? As the

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Good Foundations: What Helps Build a Secure Attachment?

This is the first of a series of posts on attachment styles, starting with secure attachment. Other posts will outline insecure attachment styles, how they develop, and what can be done to help. As a clinical psychologist I talk about attachment a lot. Attachment builds the foundations for future relationships and serves as a template

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Sit Back, Relax, and Detox

Rush, rush, rush, rush. Life’s busy. When am I meant think about what I need, let alone detox? It’s always busy, isn’t it? Does anyone else feel like that? Inbetween being a parent, working, exercising, household chores, and other stuff, there seems little time for anything else. I sometimes think I could meet myself coming back

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