The Therapy Shed

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Do you feel disconnected from yourself, others and the world? Has your ’emotional suitcase’ become too heavy to lift?

If it has, life may feel something like this:

  • Overwhelming
  • Relationships are strained, breaking down or you find yourself bereaved
  • It has become difficult to voice what you need
  • You feel anxious, depressed or that you have lost your way

Sometimes communication within our relationships breaks down, which creates conflict, distance and pain.  Our worries may seem jumbled up, or like they are growing bigger and unmanageable by the day.  It can, therefore, become very difficult to make sense of ourselves, others, our emotions and even our lives.  

So, you may need some help to:

  • Unpack that case
  • Sort through the contents
  • Find clarity

Being human, relationships are an important part of our lives.  We are born to attach and to belong in order to survive and develop.  We have relationships with everything and everyone, including ourselves and these relationships throughout our lives can bring us happiness and fulfilment.  However, when they go wrong, or we lose someone, it can feel as if everything is just falling apart.  We can turn our pain inwards to ourselves or outwards to others.  

Sometimes it may be very difficult to talk about this with family or friends, for fear of judgement or being a burden, or maybe we just don’t want to.

I work with individuals over 18 to improve communication, relationships, self-esteem, self-awareness, reconnecting people to themselves and those around them, ultimately empowering clients to live their best life.

So, if any of this resonates with you, then you are in the right place……

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The Therapy Shed

The Therapy Shed

1:1 counselling for adults over 18

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It can be so difficult when we are experiencing our own worries, past traumas and triggers to be that regulated other for our children. This is why I love helping parents.

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Now, the ability to read threat and act on it keeps us safe. The ability to see when someone maybe a little peed off can enable us to show empathy and enquire, can enhance relationships. So being tuned in to our environment can be a bit of a superpower.

But, if you notice that you are ...often tense, that you scan environments all the time, feel that something bad will happen, or are constantly on guard? This may be hypervigilance.

Hypervigilance is an adaptation to stress, to trauma, chronic anxiety or memories of previous threats or bad environments, where our stress hormones are running all the time.

We lose memories, we may get sick and we lose touch with our bodies and generally who we are. Relationships become difficult, we may over-react with anger or be scared a lot of the time where our world becomes restricted.

To help start by pausing and being curious to what may be going on for you, without judgement. Ask yourself questions like 'what am I scared about, is this real or perceived, is it familiar, what is really happening in this moment, how old do I feel, what do I believe right now'. This practice alone will begin to calm and soothe. The next step may be to talk to a therapist to help us to make sense of it all.