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Anna looks forward to sharing with you information that you may find helpful.

Children and Grief

How can we support children in grief?   Explaining that a loved one has died to a child is a very difficult and upsetting task.   As a parent or loved one you will want to support them with their pain and loss.   It can be difficult to know how much information...

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Men and Self Care

Men need and benefit from self-care as much women do.  When committed to, it builds upon and creates a more positive relationship that you have with yourself.  It is vital for stress and mood management.  Knowing how to take care of yourself is a lifelong task.  It...

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How Therapy Works

How does Therapy work?   I am often asked by clients,   What will happen in a session?   How many times will I need to come?   How much does it cost?   In truth, the answer is that it depends……..   As a Humanistic therapist, I believe that the single most...

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Surviving Flashbacks

Many people with PTSD struggle in coping with flashbacks. Flashbacks are considered one of the re-experiencing symptoms of PTSD.  During a flashback, a person may feel or act as though a traumatic event is happening again.  Learning how to ground yourself is a useful...

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PTSD

PTSD It’s to be expected to feel anxious and disconnected from life if you have experienced something traumatic. If you are struggling with symptoms and have been for more than a month it is possible that you are suffering with Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)....

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Children, Therapy and Sand Trays

  Why Work Creatively?   I love working therapeutically with children and there are many benefits of working creatively with them.  Creative art therapies offer a non-intrusive way of working with and engaging children and young people who are experiencing...

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The Beauty of Gratitude

The Beauty of Gratitude   I have been thinking about this a lot.  I have spent a lot of time with someone recently that has shown me this in the most beautiful and humble ways.  A cup of tea, a text message, a birthday card are all met with heartfelt gratitude...

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Self Esteem

What is Self Esteem? Self-esteem by dictionary definition reflects a person's overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth’. ‘It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude towards the self.’ Self-esteem in essence is about how much you like who...

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Emotional Freedom Technique

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or Tapping)   Emotional freedom technique,  EFT is described as acupuncture without the needles.  It has also been said that ‘Tapping often works when nothing else will’ a bold statement, I know.  I stumbled upon EFT completely...

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Ideas that may help with Sleeping

Ideas that may help with sleeping Challenge yourself to avoid Screens of any description (Phones ipad etc.) Aim to stop these at least an hour before bed. A regular bedtime helps Avoid caffeine, I appreciate thats hard, as its probably being used in its drug form to...

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Stages of Grief

“Grief is the price we pay for love.” –Queen Elizabeth II Research on stages of grief,  when confronting our own death was carried out by Elizabeth Kuhbler-Ross in the late 60’s.  It has since been adapted to include the process of grief, although some consider it a...

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Self Care for Women It’s Important

Self-Care for Women and why it’s Important Self care????   When I ask clients how much time they spend on self care and what they do to look after themselves,  I usually get a confused look, then I often hear reasons why this can't happen…..... “I don't have enough...

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