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Endings, attachment and moving on

“I’m not good at endings”. Oh how many times I have said this, but today I realise that I am actually a lot better at them than I used to be. I guess part of it is that I am older, have more wisdom and experience and have had to get through a lot of

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I start my counselling placement next week – finally feeling proud of myself!

I was just saying this week how looking back at the times my mental health issues were at their worst and I was out

My first memoir

of control, seems surreal and it’s like watching a fiction film in my mind – a nightmarish story at times. How far I have come… I begin

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Self-doubt – we all know it, but let’s tell it where to go!

Flowers I bought myself this week because I am worth it

I was washing the dishes this morning, and got thinking about college and how well I feel I did in my CBT role play yesterday when I got yet another pang of self-doubt about it.

Contradictory thoughts are pretty destructive as they frustrate,

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January musings, marriage, babies, cats, therapy, being positive and more

Molly my hamster and I

My eldest brother, whose wife died a few years ago from breast cancer, is getting married again. It has been a whirlwind, as I only found out about her a few weeks ago and he only met her last summer! The wedding is in February and sounds to be

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Psychoanalytical Group Therapy, Counselling at college, impulsive behaviours, alcohol and mental health, a bad few days for me

My Verbenas September 2014

I got drunk Wednesday night (I did not want to be alone) and woke feeling horrendous Thursday morning – sore throat worse and I felt very run down. It was not a hangover, it was my brain. On waking I knew I didn’t want the day to even begin. I

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Monday Blog! I got accepted for the Level 4 counselling course! Talk about confidence boost! Learning, experience, being more relaxed and socialising for mental health

Be relaxed like my cat Titus

Happy Monday everyone!

After my college interview and a two week wait, I finally found out last week that I have been accepted for the Counselling Level 4 course!

Because I had to apply for a loan when I found out, before enrolling, and I was dilly dallying

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