EMOTIONAL ABUSE

Same sex relationship counselling for healthy couples

Same sex relationship counselling for healthy couples

Often when I have someone in my practice who identifies as LGBTQIA and undertaking same sex relationship counselling, they may be seeking understanding about how their partner’s behaviour affects them. Sometimes behaviour can be abusive and the client will put it down...

What is the narcissistic abuse cycle?

What is the narcissistic abuse cycle?

In the US alone, more than sixty million people suffer narcissistic abuse. As horrible as it is, narcissistic abuse is unfortunately quite predictable and follows a pattern. Here are the typical phases of the narcissistic abuse cycle: Narcissist feels threatened When...

How to overcome narcissistic abuse

How to overcome narcissistic abuse

As a counsellor, I specialise in helping my clients deal with narcissistic abuse— whether they are still in the relationship or have formally dissolved the relationship. It’s important to remember that you do not have to learn how to overcome narcissistic abuse all by...

Advantages of online counselling

Advantages of online counselling

There are many benefits of getting regular counselling, whether you’re experiencing heightened anxiety, relationship troubles or wish to improve areas of your life and wellbeing. Studies have shown that decreased depressive and anxiety symptoms are evident in...

Five surprising symptoms of narcissistic abuse

Five surprising symptoms of narcissistic abuse

Narcissistic abuse is a form of psychological abuse, also known as emotional abuse, carried out by someone with narcissistic traits or someone with narcissistic personality disorder. Narcissists are people who feel overly self important, lack empathy and feel an...

Psychology and psychotherapy – what’s the difference?

Psychology and psychotherapy – what’s the difference?

The difference between psychology and psychotherapy can be a little confusing. Perhaps partly because the two words— psychotherapy/psychology look so similar. And they are also quite similar professions with some crossover counselling involved. However, there are a...

What is trauma bonding?

What is trauma bonding?

Are you in a relationship with someone who is obviously not good for you but you can’t seem to find it in you to leave them? You are not alone. You and many others may be experiencing the symptoms of trauma bonding without even realising it. Bonding is a biological...

How to overcome narcissistic abuse

How to overcome narcissistic abuse

It’s not uncommon that once you realise you are in a damaging relationship that you are desperate to know how to overcome narcissistic abuse. I often share with clients that have experienced narcissistic abuse a visual map that I have drawn up, that describes the...

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