Animus Possession

Literally speaking, animus possession describes a situation in which a woman may have become dominated by the masculine aspects of her personality. Instead of our gendered personality being balanced it becomes stuck. Animus possession refers to a state in which … Read More

Dealing With Rejection

Are you struggling with feelings of rejection? The fear of rejection is a basic human anxiety. How secure our relationships are, how we develop a sense of belonging, these experiences are fundamental to knowing how we fit into our families … Read More

Barriers To Communication

Good communication is central to developing strong relationships with partners, children and work colleagues.  The more we can understand the barriers to communication that we can unknowingly put between us and other people, the more we may be able to … Read More

Survivor Guilt

Survivor guilt is a term that refers to a complex set of feelings that develop when someone has survived an event that has had serious consequences for others. By surviving the event the survivor feels they have done something wrong. … Read More

Person Centred Values

Person centred values put the values of the individual client at the centre of the therapeutic relationship.  The client’s privacy and confidentiality are key to how work develops.  Fundamental to this approach is the recognition that the client, their needs … Read More

Alastair Campbell’s Jam Jar

I thought Alastair Campbell’s contribution to the current films on mental health (BBC2 Alastair Campbell: Depression and Me) was rather interesting.  The impression is of someone who has lived for most of his life battling with depression.  Where did the … Read More