What is bisexuality, why does it matter to mental health, and a response to this nonsense plebiscite… Say it is time for dessert and you have the options of cake or pie. The cake is a family recipe and your entire family expects you to or assumes that you would choose the cake. If you… Continue Reading
Why can’t we just feel what we feel? If you say ‘I’m sick of being single’ you’ll get a barrage of well-meaning advice about ‘getting out there’. Or even worse, the ‘I Pity You’ look from a smug partnered, even though they’ve just spent your entire visit wiping snot from a screaming toddlers endlessly dripping… Continue Reading
Aren’t you sick of people missing the point? A really good idea: remembering to engage in acts of self-care- caring for yourself- to live a more fulfilled and enriched life gets taken, messed with, twisted and then somehow becomes yet another way to be a failure in society. As in, if you aren’t happy, if… Continue Reading
Borderline Personality Disorder: what it really feels like from the voice of lived experience… I’m wary of diagnosis. Not because it’s not useful to understand more about what’s going on with you when things really aren’t right, but because often diagnoses are: Wrong Pathologising Used by professionals to make decisions about a person’s behaviour rather… Continue Reading
Ella, my favourite cuddle companion, agrees that Narrative approaches are really helpful for facing life’s hardest moments.
The amazing thing about counselling under the Narrative Therapy umbrella is the emphasis on co-creation. What that means is that we work together to understand what’s going on for you and find sparkling moments within stuckness to help you… well, unstick. Therefore your self-knowledge, your expertise are vital to mix together with my questions and… Continue Reading