You're going to think I'm terrible for what I'm about to say...... You're going to think I'm stupid.... You're going to think I'm a really bad person, but...... You're going to look at me in a different way when I tell you this... You'll think bad of me.... I hear these shame-based phrases all the time in the therapy room. They're thoughts and feelings people have which they've been programmed to believe from early childhood make them a bad person. BUT, being able to say the
Many people experience unhealthy toxic relationships, but sometimes we don't realise these relationships are actually a form of damaging abuse. Watch this short video for a better insight into whether your relationship is abusive.
Teaching Emotional Intelligence and helping my clients become self-regulating and autonomous is an integral part of my practice as a Counsellor. Emotional Intelligence involves Self-awareness – the ability to read one's emotions and recognize their impact while using gut feelings to guide decisions; Self-management – controlling one's emotions and impulses and adapting to changing circumstances; Social awareness – the ability to sense, understand, and react to other people's