For healthy relationships with ourselves and others we need to know our boundaries and respect the boundaries of others. A boundary defines what is ‘my stuff’ and ‘what is not my stuff,’ they help to define who we are and what our responsibilities are, they also stop us from crossing into other people’s personal space. […]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can happen when a person is exposed to a traumatic event. According to the DSM-1V-TR diagnostic criteria both of these factors need to have been present in order for an individual to be diagnosed with PTSD. 1. The person experienced, witnessed or was confronted with an event that involved actual or threatened death or […]

I recently did some training with TW London, who were working with the American therapist Sarah Bridge who has worked with and studied under Pia Mellody at The Meadows Clinic in Arizona. I have been a huge fan of Pia’s work ever since I read ” the Intimacy Factor” and learnt about her approaches in […]

Any behaviour which becomes compulsive is viewed as an addiction. The majority of people will think of this in terms of alcohol and drugs, however we are becoming increasingly aware of behavioural addictions such as sex addiction, co-dependency, shopping and gambling. Internet addiction comes under what is known as ‘process addictions’ this is a behaviour […]

Codependency is the excessive preoccupation with another person’s needs before our own. The codependent person will often pick up their behaviour from codependency either being modeled to them by another parent in childhood or not having their needs met as a child. In codependent relationships there is a lack of boundaries and excessive enmeshment. The codependent is […]

Within the dysfunctional family of origin we chose or are assigned roles which we play out. We adopt these roles usually when one family member has a serious problem such as an addiction, and the relationships within the family are strained. These roles are how family members divvy up emotional responsibilities. There are 5 roles […]

Today is International Womens’ Day, an important chance to highlight domestic abuse and speak out . In the UK 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during their life time and 1.2 million women in the UK experienced domestic abuse last year. Citizens advice recently released figure which show that domestic violence figures in […]