How to Talk About Problems: Children and Young People

I’m going to be sharing with you how to talk about your problems and I will also be giving you some strategies to make you feel more comfortable about talking about your problems and getting it off your chest without feeling embarrassed about it. When it comes to[…]

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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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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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Overcoming Anxiety eBook

More children than ever are suffering from clinical anxiety and depression from as young as 3 years of age! Those who do not receive help and who continue to suffer with anxiety, will, by the age of 13 years, go on to experience further mental health issues as adults.  These are[…]

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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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Taking Control of an Unruly Child

Let me first begin by excusing the title of this article. I know that for many parents or professionals who are reaching a point of desperation in the relationship or interaction with a challenging young person, the idea of taking control would have captured your eye. However, just[…]

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National Story Telling

For me, the art of decent book writing comes down to three main things: Attention to sensory detail Apprehension/uncertainty Relief/humour Last year I had an article published about effective story telling and ultimately how if you can tell a story well, it really can bring even a poor[…]

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