Why doesn’t my therapist love me?

**trigger warning/death** For the last year therapy has been really painful. I’m talking painful to the point of where I didn’t want to continue. I want to share a recent breakthrough that I had, and how I got there. It’s about love and boundaries and why maintaining...
Therapy: Looking for love?

Therapy: Looking for love?

I was recently asked if I would write more about what therapy means to me. To be honest, I struggled as I thought about how to begin to do that, which surprised me considering that I have been a qualified counsellor for 15 years. I knew this was because what I really...
How to help build your child’s resilience

How to help build your child’s resilience

If you are a parent of someone who is close too or cares for a child then you’ll know how upsetting and daunting it can be when it comes to mental health issues, especially if we have any worries or concerns. One way we can help our children to deal with what life...
A poem about first love and saying goodbye

A poem about first love and saying goodbye

Copyright Maria Albertsen I know only too well the pain and heartbreak that we feel when we say goodbye to our first love, it hurts, big time! For most people this happens in our teenage years or early adulthood, but for some of us it can happen when we’re older...
When a woman has an affair with a married man

When a woman has an affair with a married man

In my almost 40 years of existence I’ve met people from all walks of life, both personally and professionally, and a high percentage of those people are women who have either had affairs and cheated on their husbands or women who have had an affair with a married man....