Emotional Permanence

Emotional permanence refers to our capacity to believe in the feelings of other people even when we are not with them.  For example, to know that your partner loves you even when you are not together.  For some of us, … Read more

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Abandonment Trauma in Adopted Adults

Adoption can create an experience of rupture at the earliest moments of an individual’s life. The physical bonds with the birth mother that have been developing through pregnancy come to a sudden end, and the experience of separation that the … Read more

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Relationship OCD

Relationship OCD refers to someone who has become consumed with obsessive doubts about their partner and their past. Experiencing changes in the emotions we feel towards a romantic partner is a natural part of developing an intimate relationship. At the … Read more

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How to stop obsessing over someone

Though obsessive love is not widely recognised as a mental health condition, it can be a powerful and destabilising emotional experience. Obsessive patterns of thinking have the effect of locking the mind of the sufferer into a maze of unwanted, … Read more

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Memories of childhood

The memories we formed in childhood are some of the enduring touchstones to who we are now, and the people we have become. Some of these memories remain front of mind, and accessible. Others rise up in us when we … Read more

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Can Narcissists Change?

A narcissistic personality tends to be complex, specific, and individual to each person, and importantly, narcissists tend to attract particular kinds of partners. So, if you are wondering what you can do to make your narcissist change? the better question … Read more

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Harm OCD

Caught in the grip of obsessive-compulsive thinking (OCD), negative thoughts can intrude into the mind of the sufferer to the extent that they sometimes bring the idea of self-harm, or the idea of harming another person, with them. Often the … Read more

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The Mother Wound

The mother wound doesn’t refer to a particular psychological diagnosis, but rather to a loss or a lack of mothering in our lives. Often this is described as a deficit that is passed down from one generation to another. When … Read more

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Attachment Disorder In Adults

Attachment disorders stem from our earliest interactions with primary caregivers. The experience of attachment that we grew up with stays with us and goes on to shape the way we form attachments in later life. This will apply to emotional … Read more

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Dealing with a superiority complex

A superiority complex is an idea that your achievements are somehow better than other people’s. It is a defense mechanism that develops over time to help a person cope with feelings of inferiority. People with a superiority complex can come … Read more

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