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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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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Being Unique

Why it is that sometimes we desire to be different from everybody else and sometimes that might feel a little bit uncomfortable? What you might not know is that this is a perfectly normal pattern that all human beings rotate throughout during their lives.  When we start out[…]

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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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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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Gaining Independence

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

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Accepting Others

I often run free community workshops in Hertfordshire to help children and young people who otherwise could not afford mental and emotional wellbeing support. And I thought I would share with you a case study from one of those workshops about the tolerance and acceptance that we should[…]

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Helping SAD Children and Teenagers (Stressed, Anxious and Depressed)

Stress, Anxiety and Depression are the biggest mental heath issues for children and teenagers. For some the effects of these problems can be so acute and isolating, that suicidal thoughts take hold. For the first time, statistics on suicide victims in the UK have changed. Previously, males in[…]

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Helping Children and Young People Tackle Depression

Amongst stress and anxiety, depression in children is one of the top mental health conditions that young people face. Depression is an extreme feeling of hopelessness, sadness and lack of self esteem. Everyone feels sad sometimes, but when a child is depressed, the sadness or low feelings are[…]

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