Continuing Professional Development I Have Undertaken In 2020 I view CPD and additional continuing training essential to add to my therapist “toolbox”. It also allows for reflective practice and fresh, up to date thinking in sessions with clients Workshops TA 101 Transactional Analysis – 2 day workshop | TA Centre, Horsforth. TA (Transactional Analysis) Personality…

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bluebells in the woods

Here’s a list of my 6 top picks of places around Wetherby and Harrogate for some chill time after your counselling session. Any type of relationship counselling session can leave you drained. Wether you are going as a couple or on your own. You have poured your heart out in a session, perhaps cried or…

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Masks we wear which we show the world

The masks we wear So this month I decided to do something a little different for CPD – (Continuing Professional Development). I had just become a member of the Creative Counsellors Club and thought I would pop along to their monthly skill share in Leeds, West Yorkshire.  It turns out to be a friendly bunch…

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Identity Feels Confused

My client a Muslim Pansexual female in her early thirties felt she was conflicted with her religious beliefs and “who” the person she felt she should be. She had hidden this part of self from her family and tried for many years to pretend to be someone else. This had left her depressed, at points…

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Passive, Aggressive or Assertive which one are you?

Changing our relationship with shouting   We have all been there. We start out with good intentions – we just want to talk, yet within minutes we can feel our chest tightening, our voice getting louder and before you know it a full-blown row. And you are off into full shouting mode.  Does this sound…

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Trying to find your identity?

What is Identity? Identity in human development refers to the stable,  characteristics of a person that defines them and makes them an individual. Having clarity of identity requires a deep understanding of oneself, including one’s own traits, preferences, thought patterns, your frame of reference, strengths, and weaknesses. Exploring and learning how you “work” from a psychological perspective is empowering and…

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