Anxiety · Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

The battle against OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a common mental health disorder in which a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. These obsessions are intrusive and unwanted and therefore trigger intensely distressing feelings which can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. Quite often sufferers of OCD are portrayed in the media as individuals who fear germs and clean… Continue reading The battle against OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

Anger

How is suppressing your emotions affecting your life?

We are taught to stay positive. I hear the words ‘I need to stop being angry’ so many times within therapy. So whenever you feel a tinge of anger we suppress it and hide it, so others don’t see the anger, while simultaneously stopping you from acting on the circumstance that has elicited this anger.… Continue reading How is suppressing your emotions affecting your life?

Child related Issues · Relationship Issues

Toxic mums – healing the wounds in adulthood

We are all aware that our primary relationship with our mother is hugely influential to our development. When our early emotional needs are not fully met and ‘maternal love’ has not been experienced, the effects, both internally and in relationship to others, can be felt throughout childhood and beyond. We are all, as young people… Continue reading Toxic mums – healing the wounds in adulthood

Anxiety

Relief from anxiety, stress and panic

If you suffer from frequent states of stress, panic, tension, agitation or withdrawal you are probably suffering from some kind of anxiety. Ignoring it, getting caught up in catastrophic dramas, or avoidance behaviours are all likely to increase your susceptibility to anxiety and cause you to fall into repetitive patterns of learned helplessness. You must… Continue reading Relief from anxiety, stress and panic