Family Bereavement

Grief can be overpowering  It can stop us in our tracks.  Try to remember it is entirely natural to feel like this, you feel like this because you are in mourning.  You will recover, you will adapt, it may take … Read More

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Fear of rejection

Living with a fear of rejection A fear of rejection, be it to do with relationships or careers can hold us back. Rejection leaves us vulnerable and insecure.  Fitting in and being part of the group is what has enabled us to … Read More

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Abandonment Issues & Relationships

Abandoned, lost property, All of the lost unclaimed things.  Do you fear that you might be discarded, lost and left behind? Abandoned children and animals are very vulnerable.  Abandonment threatens our security.  As adults we may be less vulnerable now, but if you … Read More

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Toxic Siblings

Not all sibling relationships are healthy. A toxic sibling relationship is an unbalanced relationship.  It may be complicated by a history of abuse and dysfunctional sibling rivalries. Often this develops out of problems within parental relationships, or parental psychological problems. … Read More

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Surviving Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a broad diagnosis that describes the way in which our emotional responses to other people can be complicated and unpredictable.  Whereas many people may remain, on a day-to-day basis, within the same emotional range, people … Read More

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Emotional Affair

An emotional affair happens in an area of uncertainty. You become aware that you have become more than friends with someone other than your partner. There may be no physical or sexual interaction, but the connection is emotional, it involves … Read More

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Boarding School Syndrome and Attachment Theory

What is Boarding School Syndrome? Boarding School Syndrome describes disorganised patterns of emotional attachment that are (for some people), a consequence of the disruption of being sent away to boarding school. Something that complicates this experience is: that the fact … Read More

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Erotic Fantasy

Erotic fantasy is a pattern of thought, or an idea or image, that stimulates someone’s sexual response or is sexually arousing.  It is a necessary part of human biology and mental activity and response, without it human reproduction would be … Read More

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Narcissistic Wound

A narcissistic wound describes both: the sense of disturbance in our sense of how we relate to ourselves, and, the sense of disturbance in our sense of how we relate to other people.  While the word ‘narcissism’ has a disparaging … Read More

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