I recently posted about self-harm. On the back of this, I’m taking things a step further and talking suicide. Suicide is an uncomfortable thing to sit with. We hold our own thoughts about it, such as seeing it as a sad and unnecessary act. Some see it as selfish. Others may fail to understand why
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
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
As a clinical psychologist, I’m interested in how groups of people (referred to here as the system) work with and around a client, and what this tells us about the service user’s personal experience and relationships. As clinicians, or allied professionals, we can get pulled into different dynamics. One of these dynamics, or processes, is
Endings are an inevitable part of therapy. It is usual, particularly for time limited work, to be clear about endings from the start of therapy. This offers clear boundaries and clarifies timescales but doesn’t mean endings are easy. Thankfully, the majority feel right and come about organically but there are some that set a different tone.
My Anxiety Thankfully anxiety doesn’t control or shape my life. Even so, there was one period where I was so chronically anxious (I’m talking months), I was functioning on autopilot. My thinking shut down, and existing and surviving took over. I was unable to see beyond a day at a time, sometimes the next few