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Into the Blue…

This week I am on a family break. Our cottage looks out onto a long stretch of sand, nestled in a pretty bay. When I come to this place, I

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Be Your Own Best Friend…

Yesterday morning my car wouldn’t start. It was 7am and this set off a frustrating chain of events and phone-calls, only to discover my breakdown cover had also expired. I

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“Its complicated…”

Grief is a complex concept, both emotionally and academically. But when psychologists talk about complex or complicated grief, what they mean is that the expected emotional process following a loved

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The hard work of guilt and shame…

When you are studying for an undergraduate degree in psychology, you explore emotions in depth. Guilt and shame are two I remember most prominently from my undergraduate days, having written

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Anniversary Peaceful

Today marks the two-year anniversary of my husband’s death. In the last few days, friends and colleagues who knew the day was coming around again, have reached out to offer

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Vulnerability and Strength

Doing the job I do, means people meet me at their most vulnerable. Usually, clients will have taken time and often significant effort to consider seeking psychological therapy. It might

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