Children and Young People – Stop Comparing Yourself

I’m going to be discussing about how to avoid comparing yourself with others making yourself feel rubbish. If you are someone who is constantly getting sucked into the world of comparing yourself to other people and making yourself feel bad about it. Firstly, let me say that making[…]

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Are You a NEEDY Friend?

I’m going to be speaking to you about getting the balance right in your friendships! If you have ever been in a situation where it’s felt like you’ve been a bit more invested in a friendship than the other person and that maybe then you started to get[…]

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Getting Rid of Anxiety

I’m going to be sharing with you some more tips around overcoming anxiety. I want to share with you some stuff that really works more as a long term plan for getting yourself out of an anxious state. The very first thing is that you need to start[…]

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Doing Things You Don’t Want To Do!

Let’s talk about how you can turn the things that make you feel uncomfortable, into things that are just naturally normal everyday things! In my therapy clinic in Hertfordshire, we often hear from young people who have difficulties in transitioning from a world where your parents take a[…]

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Gaining Independence from Your Parents

I’m going to be sharing with you the various ways in which you can begin to get a little bit more independent in your lives. If you are a young person who is going through that transitional phase of childhood into teenage years or maybe you just come[…]

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Change Your Behaviour

I’m going to ask you to do the biggest psychological stretch that you’ve ever been asked to do because this month I’m focusing on behaviour. I know from my work with families and young people in Hertfordshire, that often when there are behavioural problems in a family the[…]

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Saying Sorry

How do you make good apologies? I know I have spoken to you before about certain words that you may want to use (and particular words that you may want to avoid) when you are negotiating with people. Apologizing is not that dissimilar to negotiation, except there needs[…]

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Growing Resilience

A lot of parents often bring their young people to see me at my therapy clinic in Hertfordshire when they are struggling with the problems and challenges that life often throws at us. They are in need of some resilience boosting. But what does that actually mean? Resilience[…]

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Stop Saving People

Today I want to speak to you about that habit that you might have of taking on other people’s nonsense. Sometimes you, young people, you are so caring and you are so good at problem-solving that you end up taking on other people’s stuff! You might have a[…]

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Dealing with Teenage Anger

We can all remember being in that weird period of time between childhood and adulthood and for some young people, this transitioning time is particularly testing. There are all sorts of changes happening – physical, hormonal and even additional pressures academically which stress out teenagers. It would be[…]

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