Accepting Your Trauma Brain

I haven’t been writing for quite some time. It’s the perfectionist in me that declines the effort to try. I tell myself that I can’t write effectively if I’m low, preoccupied, stressed. I can’t write with trauma brain. It’s true. I don’t produce my best work when I’m in the midst of a crapstorm. I … Continue reading “Accepting Your Trauma Brain”

Ten Unhelpful Beliefs That Prevent Self-Compassion

How you speak to yourself changes everything. I sometimes imagine a scenario in which all of our private self-talk is hooked up to a loudspeaker for the rest of the world to hear. What would it sound like? For many of us, it might sound something like this: “What and idiot – why did you … Continue reading “Ten Unhelpful Beliefs That Prevent Self-Compassion”

10 Warning Signs of Bad Therapy: The Biggest Red Flags

There are some great therapists out there. There are also some bad ones – I’m sorry to say. Anyone who has read any of my recent posts will know that I had the misfortune of meeting a therapist who turned out to be abusive. In my last post, Setting Boundaries, I mentioned the difference between boundary crossings (which … Continue reading “10 Warning Signs of Bad Therapy: The Biggest Red Flags”

A Guide To Finding The Right Therapist

Finding the right psychotherapist can seem like a daunting task. For those of us in the throes of mental health difficulties such as anxiety or depression, this worry can be exemplified further when we realise the whole host of options that are out there. The accompanying terminology surrounding all of these options can be overwhelming. If you’re anything like me and are put off by situations that … Continue reading “A Guide To Finding The Right Therapist”