Empty nest syndrome?

Worried about empty nest syndrome?   It’s that time of the year again when many of us will experience our children leaving home. One minute they are starting Reception class and then they are heading off to College or University or leaving home to start work. Where did that time go? What are we to… Continue reading Empty nest syndrome?

Is all manipulation abusive?

Is all manipulation abusive?   An interesting question. Manipulation is any attempt to sway a person’s emotions to get them to act in a specific way or feel a certain thing. On this basis, in truth, we are surrounded by forms of emotional manipulation on a regular basis. It is also quite likely that we… Continue reading Is all manipulation abusive?

You can’t pour from an empty cup.

This picture hangs, framed and prominent, on the wall in my therapy room. We all know that we ‘should’ engage in self-care but how many of us actually do it given the pressures of life – children, partners, family, work, friends, house? Life is busy with lots of demands on our time. But if we… Continue reading You can’t pour from an empty cup.