A qualified counsellor and an even more qualified queer. I specialise in victims of rape and sexual assault. I also have a degree in behaviour analysis.
Where Are All The Angry Women?
I’ve been called a “very angry young woman.” I’ve been called aggressive, hostile, and bad-tempered. And do you know what? I am all of those things. But I’m also quite kind, polite, helpful and loving. Nobody ever says anything about that.
The Silence Of Suicide
I’ve tried to commit suicide 3 times. I realize that will change people’s opinion of me, and that’s sad. But I’m sick of keeping it quiet in case it embarrasses someone else. Someone in the world takes their own life every 40 seconds and that needs to change, soon.
How To Lower Your Anxiety Levels
Unless you suffer from anxiety, you’ll never fully understand it. People who don’t suffer seem to think it just makes you feel a bit nervous and on edge. That taking a few deep breaths will make it all go away. And have you tried not worrying about stuff?
How to Cope With Emotional or Psychological Trauma
Pretty much everyone will experience at least one traumatic event in their lives. But sadly, most of us will experience at least three or more. And these events can leave us with feelings of fear, sadness, anger, and confusion. These emotions can last a long time, and if they aren’t processed properly, they can interfere with our daily lives.
Hate Some Of Your Family? Everyone Does!
Nobody can escape the bullshit image of the perfect family. It’s everywhere you look in advertising. All smiles, laughter, and togetherness like something Hallmark crapped out straight into one of their terrible movies.
Making Friends With My Intrusive Thoughts
Intrusive thoughts are thoughts, images, ideas, or scenarios that are totally involuntary. They happen to everyone at some point, but they’re more frequent in people with mental health disorders. People with anxiety, depression, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are at an increased risk of developing intrusive thoughts.
Toxic Parent? You Don’t Owe Them Loyalty
Having one toxic parent is a lot to cope with, and some people are unfortunate enough to have two. But whether you have just one toxic parent or the matching set, dealing with them can be an actual nightmare.
Female? You May Be Entitled To Discrimination
I need to start by saying that I’m talking about anyone who identifies as a woman. Nobody is being excluded here. I’ve worked hard to get to a position in life where I can help people who have been through trauma. It hasn’t been easy because if I’m totally honest with you I’m a very slow learner. I struggle to retain information and it takes me ages to really get it into my tiny brain.