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Unravelling Internalised Homophobia: Understanding and Addressing Our Own Prejudices

As we navigate our way through life, we often face challenges that are deeply rooted in our own perceptions and beliefs. One such challenge that has a significant impact on the LGBTQ+ community is internalised homophobia. In this article, I aim to explore the concept of internalised homophobia, its impact on mental health, and how … Read More

Culture shock: the difficulties of starting a new life abroad

Culture shock is a term used to describe the feelings of disorientation, confusion, and anxiety that can arise when someone moves to a new country or environment that is vastly different from their own. It is a common experience for people who move abroad, and can be caused by a variety of factors including language … Read More

Emotional Abuse: spotting the signs and knowing what you can do

Emotional abuse is a type of abuse that can take place in any environment – at home, school, or work. It is important to understand that emotional abuse is not limited to romantic relationships or parent-child relationships, but can also occur between friends or colleagues. Despite being difficult to recognise, it can leave deep emotional … Read More

The benefits of saying ‘no’

The difficulties in saying ‘no’ have been documented in scientific literature. But it’s an important tool for setting boundaries, breaking the habit of people pleasing, and prioritizing one’s own needs. It’s a way of taking control of one’s life and creating a healthier, happier future. However, many struggle with saying ‘no’ because they want to … Read More

The BACP register: what is it? Why does it exist? How does it help me?

This article provides an introduction to the BACP Register, explaining what it is and why it is important. The BACP Register is a list of qualified therapists and counsellors who are members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). It was created to ensure that individuals seeking counselling and psychotherapy in the UK … Read More