May 1, 2018

When I think of Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) I picture a child – all alone, not knowing where their next meal is coming from. The adverts on TV are plentiful of sad and tearful children reaching out to be loved, who have been abused physically and/or sexually. It’...

April 1, 2018

Dear younger self

I wish I could be there to help you through all those difficult years. I know how difficult it is for you to overcome so much at such a young age, to live through all those insults, put- downs, frequent unpleasantness and violence. It was so hard to be...

March 1, 2018

"I could never do that!" - is something I used to tell myself on a regular basis, if I didn't say it out loud I would think it- it was always there! This monster called "Self- Hate" constantly reminded me of my failings as a human being  - it was always on my shoulder...

February 1, 2018

When I passed my degree last year and qualified as a Counsellor, I experienced some mixed and confused feelings. On the one hand, I was very proud of myself and grateful that I'd got to the end in one piece- but there was also a feeling of sadness that came with it. 

I...

January 1, 2018

I am writing this blog from the heart, from experience and from a desire to help other people recognise whether they are in an abusive relationship or not. It may sound like something very easy to recognise, but it's a gradual process, it takes time to manifest and tak...

December 1, 2017

I am travelling into the unknown. I am making tentative steps towards Private Practice (something that I'd never thought I'd have the confidence to do) but it's becoming more realas time goes on. 

I graduated this week which I was really nervous for. I'm not really sure...

November 1, 2017

I am fast-approaching a milestone birthday - and am taking stock of my life. I have had many ups and downs, which I haven't always dealt with well. Counselling has taught me a lot about myself, my actions and reactions, the good and the bad points and I have faced my d...

October 1, 2017

"My anxiety is under control" - at least for the moment, which if I’m honest, I'm afraid to say too loudly just in case it comes back! I have been an anxious person for the best part of half a century - to be specific, about 40 years- since childhood! To my surprise it...

September 1, 2017

This is my first reflective blog and I've written it for two reasons: 1- to help myself and guage any progress made towards my goals and 2 - to help and encourage anyone doubting they have the abilities to be what they want in life (like I did). If any one sentence in...

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