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.
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.
5 Signs That You Have Trust Issues
Everyone has moments of mistrust, when we feel slightly suspicious about events or we think our partner may be up to something, but we shrug it off when we realize that there is nothing to worry about. But some people have some pretty serious trust issues and will suspect their partner of lying, even when they are not. This can lead to some major problems in what would otherwise be a healthy, normal relationship. Many people with trust issues don't even realize they have a problem, but trust issues are easy to identify
What is Scopophobia and Do I Have It?
We live in an age where attention is income and selfies are the currency. There are entire industries dedicated to the people that love to take pictures of their own face and show it to the world, in case the world forgot what they looked like in the last fifteen minutes. So there is no escape from attention seeking behavior associated with selfies and pictures.
How to Get over Your Fear of Intruders
It has taken about 19 years, but I am finally ready to admit that I am paranoid about intruders. I am not cautious or careful, I am paranoid and it's getting out of hand. I, like millions of other people all over the world, would like to be able to get a decent night's sleep without waking up every 30 minutes because I think I can hear a noise. I would like to be able to go to bed without checking the garden for intruders and without having a knife and a torch within reach of my bed.