What Is Informed Consent

What Is Informed Consent?

What Is Informed Consent? Boundaries can be extremely important in every aspect of our lives – and therapy is no different. For any type of treatment or examination, you must first consent to the process, and you should feel comfortable and well informed on what you are really consenting to. This consent is an essential…

Online Dating The Mental Health Risks

Online Dating: The Mental Health Risks

Online Dating: The Mental Health Risks The rise of technology has vastly influenced the ways in which we go about seeking love. Dating apps have never been more normalised, with Tinder reporting 57 million users worldwide. Their usage has become astronomical, virtually becoming a replacement for in-person dating, with eHarmony predicting that 70% of all…

Power and Control In Relationships

Power and Control In Relationships

Power and Control In Relationships Are you being controlled by your partner or the person that you are dating? This loaded question can be difficult for most to comprehend, and sometimes this form of abuse can be inconspicuous, but being able to answer can help lift a weight off your shoulders. Power imbalances are very…

Anxious-Avoidant Attachment What Does This Mean

Anxious-Avoidant Attachment: What Does This Mean?

Anxious-Avoidant Attachment: What Does This Mean? Anxious-avoidant attachment is one of four different variations of adult attachment. Those suffering from anxious-avoidant attachment have a yearning and need for close, meaningful relationships. However, they may find themselves unable to form these attachments due to distrusting others, causing a cycle of attachment issues and an overall fear…

Can You Return To Therapy

Can You Return To Therapy?

Can You Return To Therapy? Like any lifestyle change, therapy can present challenges that seem impossible to achieve and exhausting to tackle. Whilst this is all a mindset, you may find yourself wanting to take a break from therapy. Or perhaps some unexpected changes in your life are forcing you to put your mental health…

How To Overcome A Fear Of Intimacy

How To Overcome A Fear Of Intimacy

How To Overcome A Fear Of Intimacy Do you feel as though you’re struggling to connect? Maybe you think you’re not a people person, but do you find yourself wondering if the issue comes from deeper within? Perhaps, you actually crave intimacy. However, you’re afraid of what opening yourself up to a trusting relationship may…

What Is Disorganised Attachment

What Is Disorganised Attachment?

What is Disorganised Attachment? As soon as we are born, we try to form an attachment with our parents or caregivers. We depend upon someone entirely to nurture us, feed us and protect us from a new world; this connection is known as a secure attachment. However, when that trusting bond is violated or abused,…

How To Manage Anger During Therapy

How To Manage Anger During Therapy

How To Manage Anger During Therapy Therapy is a highly emotional moment of your life. You are expected to bear yourself to someone that you only know in a professional environment, revealing old traumas and insecurities that have led you to where you are today. Of course, in this intense situation, emotions will run wild;…