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Covid Hair

Now I am sure that none of you are in quite the position I am regarding your hair… To ‘trim’ or not to ‘trim’… To shave my head (oh gosh) or not to shave… and yes I have been tempted, but I have no…

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Branding Mastermind

Recently I had the opportunity to sign up for a two-day “Brand Mastermind” workshop with a fabulous designer known as G. The workshops had been launched in response to the changing needs for design work during the pandemic, and what an inspired launch! There…

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Confrontation

Well, yet again I have been confronted by a client! I don’t mean that they have ‘taken a pop’ at me; I mean that in conversation with a client I found myself confronted with my own ‘stuff’. (‘Stuff’ is a technical term in the…

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Being me

I was given a gift the other day; it wasn’t a belated Christmas gift, it was completely unexpected, came from people I barely knew, and I only noticed it after I had left the givers to go home. The gift was from a group…

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Difficult stories

Sometimes when I listen to my clients’ stories, one catches me by surprise. Recently I was caught off guard when, in the last 10 minutes of our time together, at the end of the sixth of six contracted sessions, my client spoke up and…

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The process of therapy

Therapy is sometimes a long slow process. Maybe I am a slow learner. I think today the penny has dropped – you can’t rush the process, no matter how much you want to. The process is a thing all of its own, and will…

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Asking for help

Asking for help is a really difficult thing to do. I have discovered this amazing truth in the last few weeks as I have been hopping around with a broken ankle. I always told people it was difficult, but now I know that it…

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Making it all better

I have to make a confession. As a therapist I have this almost overwhelming temptation to try to fix things for my clients; to try and make them better. There, I said it. I say ‘almost’ overwhelming because I would never actually do that;…

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I just don’t know

There are many things I don’t know. I don’t know how to persuade my dog to stop ‘playing’ with possessions in my absence. In the last couple of months he has destroyed a pair of glasses, a video played remote control, a wicker-work waste…

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