Trauma affects many people in unique and individual ways. You may be a survivor of sexual abuse, sustained violence, sexual violence or domestic abuse. You may be a survivor of trauma through the loss of a loved one in traumatic circumstances, you may have witnessed trauma and have therefore been … Continue reading
Pain is an intense sensation that hurts. It may be experienced as a steady, constant ache, a sharp stab or a dull aching throb. Normally pain is felt in the body, but it is as much about psychological distress, as it is about physical sensitivity. How we respond emotionally, affects … Continue reading
From a very early age we are shaped and told who we should be. Parents, teachers, peers, extended family, friends, media, jobs and even strangers tell us how we should behave, how we should look like, what to wear and how we should feel, what’s good or bad and who … Continue reading
Feelings can be powerful things. As children, we find them overwhelming, and we need the adults who care for us to contain them for us until when we grow we can learn from their example and manage our feelings for ourselves. Developmental theories suggest we would expect children to need … Continue reading
One of the reasons people enter therapy is that their relationships are failing. Relationships with partners, parents, friends, colleagues, siblings. And relationship failure can cause great pain.
What can a relational therapist do to help?
Firstly, develop a strong, therapeutic relationship with the client. The client can use the therapeutic … Continue reading
Don’t wait for a major relationship breakdown to have a breakthrough…
When it comes to finding love and sustaining important relationships, most people tend to leave their success or failure almost entirely to chance. This applies as much to singles struggling to find love on the dating scene and families … Continue reading