Darren Magee

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Psychodynamic Counselling

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Assertiveness versus Aggression

First of all be aware of your values and boundaries. This can help give a sense of control over a situation and allow others to manage their …

Traumatic Stress

A traumatic event is a shocking experience for which our normal ways of processing and coping become overwhelmed. Reactions to such events vary from …

The Highly Sensitive Person

Post 26 of 177<p>It is believed up to one in five people could be regarded as having, as Elaine N. Aron researched in the 1990’s, highly sensitive …

Cognitive Dissonance

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Clinical Supervision

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Trauma Bonding

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5 psychological tips for reading people more accurately

Psychology

notalosersite

Ok sorry it’s been a while from my last post. Things have been going on with mum’s health deteriorating and I’ve been left feeling a crazy mix of …

How not to talk to someone with anxiety

As part of mental health awareness week, we asked people with anxiety to explain the most and least helpful things to say<p>In the UK a third of Britons now experience an anxiety disorder at some stage in their life. But, despite its growth, how well do we really understand it?<p>As part of mental health …

Breaking away from Gas Lighting

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Gas Lighting

Post 33 of 177<p>Gas lighting is an unusual term for what is possibly one of the most insidious forms of emotional manipulation and abuse. The term …

Night Terrors

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Anxiety - The Fear of the Fear

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Trauma Bonding and Intimacy

Post 36 of 177<p>Trauma Bonding<p>Trauma bonding refers to the attachment victims of abuse or neglect form with their abuser. Sometimes that attachment …

How to Work for a Narcissistic Boss

Research shows there are a large number of narcissists who become leaders. If you’re unlucky enough to have one of these people as a manager, it may be no consolation that you’re in good company. So how do you stay sane? What’s the best way to reduce the impact of your boss’s self-centered behavior?<p>…

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

7 bad speaking habits that turn people off immediately

Speaker and author Julian Treasure gave a popular TED Talk in 2014 that explained how anyone can speak effectively, whether in a conversation or in front of a crowd.<p>How well you influence others, he said, is as much about you do say as what you <i>don't</i>.<p>Here are the bad habits you need to avoid if you …

TED Talks

What creative people understand about the importance of being alone

In the digital age, it’s easier than ever to avoid spending time alone with our thoughts. If we don’t have family, friends or colleagues nearby, we can just whip out our smartphones or fire up Netflix. In fact, we so dislike solitude that we would rather <i>administer electric shocks to ourselves</i> than …

Creativity

6 Problems That Test Relationships, According To Couples Therapists

"You want to feel close to one another, on the same team and united against the problem."<p>The honeymoon phase doesn't last forever: Couples who stand the test of time experience countless hurdles throughout their relationships, some more common than others.<p>Below, marriage therapists share six of the …

Sleeping Disorders

Sleep disorders may have their roots in different areas such as medical, psychological or indeed environmental conditions. Some may even be …

High Functioning Alcoholic (HFA)

They may claim only to drink only at specific times and places, such as only the weekend or with friends. Some may claim only to drink the finest …

Pinterest

Surviving Other People's Self-Esteem

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Recognising Attachments in the Counselling Process

Post 42 of 177<p>A while ago I crossed paths with an old friend I’ll call Dan I hadn’t seen since we were about eighteen. He was delivering goods to a …

Counselling in Belfast

What is Counselling?<p>Not knowing what counselling is or how it can help can seem frightening and could put many people off asking for the support they …

Imposter Syndrome

Post 43 of 177<p>Ever get the feeling you’re no good at what you do? Worry that you’re not breaking a sweat when trying and that someone sooner or later …