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Bringing Sparkle Back, First Floor, Wizu Workspace, The Leeming Building, Ludgate Hill, Leeds LS2 7HZ

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It's World Suicide Prevention Day and suicide is still a word that has so much stigma attached to it and it's an issue we don't talk openly enough about.

Suicide is the ultimate in self harm and as a female focused psychotherapist I've been on the inside of many women w...

Anger. Guilt. Sadness. Resentment. Shame. Broken. Scared.

Just some of the feelings women who I work with feel after having lived through the trauma of an abusive relationship. Women* who still cannot comprehend why someone they loved would treat them in this way.

One of...

Over the past 4 years I've helped women get their marriages and relationships back on track, navigated women through the trauma of divorce (and the aftermath), healed the wounds of infidelity and championed women to find new love.

I've learned a lot from their stories. 

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Generation Perfection.

They grew up in a society that told them anything was possible.  A society that told them that having it all was possible.

Yet what I see in my clinic is a generation of women who are living and breathing the pressure of attempting to 'have it all'...

It's reported today by the BBC that far fewer males students than female ones access university counselling and wellbeing services. The report found that male students are less likely to take the first step in asking for help and don't always believe that their problem...

I'm currently engrossed in the third season of Divorce on HBO, a series created by Sharon Horgan which tells the story of Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker AKA Sex and the City) and Robert. They have raised 2 children together and have shared 10 years of marriage, and it h...

We spend our lives trying to avoid failure at all costs. But what if daring to fail is actually the very platform on which we grow, learn and cultivate resilience? 

What if some of the fundamental lessons we need to learn are wrapped up as epic failure? 

I want to share...

It is reportedly the hottest day of the year, and when the sun is shining there is an assumption that everything is great in the world, but the summer period for many, can see anxiety peak and here's 3 reasons why:

1. The 6 week juggle 

Most schools have broken up for th...

Stress.

It can leave us feeling out of control and highly anxious. Sustained and prolonged exposure to stress can cause a whole number of physical and emotional symptoms.

Stress makes us tense, little things become big things, and it’s those little things that start to b...