Psychotherapy can be a precious space to lay all of your selves around you and look compassionately at who you have been and where you have come from. To listen to your past and its cycles and its patterns. To grieve, to celebrate, to understand and to move deeper into the mystery of your life.… Continue reading Our Many Selves
When I was a little girl there was no better game than the game of ‘twins’. This involved a very good girlfriend and I dressing up in similar, or preferably the same, clothes and then haranguing any available adult into trying to guess who was who. ‘We’re twins!’ we would cry in unison. The available… Continue reading Belonging
When thinking about compassion I would guess our first thought is that it is something we feel for others. A deep and profound connection to another’s suffering. A feeling far beyond sympathy and empathy. The Dalai Lama describes compassion as ‘the rationale that all human beings have an innate desire to be happy and overcome… Continue reading Compassion and Self-Compassion
So many of us bottle up our thoughts and feelings thinking we have keep carrying on. We think this is what being strong and independent means. We think if we shared what was really troubling us people would think we were crazy, they would think we were weak, or they would think we were… Continue reading You don’t have to struggle alone.