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Why Do People Walk All Over Me?

No one enjoys being walked all over… The feeling of powerlessness it leaves you with – being taken advantage of. But here’s the thing: you’re not powerless. People only walk over us if we allow...

Toxic Family Dynamics: Signs You Grew Up in a Dysfunctional Family

Have you ever found yourself staring longingly at that adoring family who look like the perfect picture of happiness and love – and wonder why yours can’t be more like that? All families have arguments...

Thinking Traps: How to Let Go of Negative Thoughts 

Thinking traps are patterns of thought – usually with a negative swing – which prevent us from seeing things as they really are. Otherwise known as cognitive distortions, thinking traps are often deeply ingrained in...

Does My Child Need Therapy? Signs of Mental Illness in Children

Maybe the people around you have brushed it off saying they’ll “grow out of it” or “kids will be kids”, but there’s still that niggling feeling that something isn’t quite right… Just like adults, major...

I Have BPD: What Should I Do?

Whilst times are (slowly) changing, many mental health issues still wrongly have a lot of stigma attached to them. And sadly it’s personality disorders which tend to bear the brunt. For many people, hearing the...

When You’re Terrified of Relationships: Overcoming Fear of Intimacy

Do you feel like your partner is always making unnecessary demands of you? Trying to encroach on your personal space or constantly trying to talk about their emotions? You might be asking yourself, “What more...

No One Gets Me: What to Do When You Feel Misunderstood

Do you feel like no one really gets you? That you’ve never properly felt emotionally supported by someone else before? It’s as though there’s a void, something missing – a sense of emptiness you can’t...

How the magic of tidying up impacts us psychologically

Does de-cluttering your home really de-stress your life? Ever winced before opening a cupboard door? Or perhaps you keep buying similar types of clothes, without realising? Maybe you have a stack of envelopes that you’ve...

Work smarter, not harder for better mental health

How a better work/life balance contributes to better mental health As introductory lines to articles go, the one written for an Economist article in 1955 by Cyril Northcote Parkinson is perhaps one of the most...

Navigating the uncertainty of historical events like Brexit

Brexit: How anxious is Britain? Long ago, Greek philosopher Heraclitus once mused “change is the only constant in life.” When we take a step back and look at Brexit in the context of thousands of...