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....
To the woman whose man broke her heart

To the woman whose man broke her heart

To the woman whose man broke her heart. You know that relationships take two people to work, to be there for, to commit to, and to love one another. In the beginning, your relationship felt like this, you gained each other’s trust, opened up and began to love with all...

The post-birth poo!

*Warning – talk of birth, poo and blood – not for the squeamish* It was worth it for these two little brilliant humans <3 When you’re pregnant you hear some stories about poo. People tell you how constipation is a normal part of pregnancy and even...

When fear can go fu*k off!

A few weeks ago I posted on my Facebook page about how I was telling fear to fu*k off! Since then a lot of women have contacted me to tell me how much the post has inspired and helped them, so I thought I’d share it here too. You can either click on the Facebook...
Saying goodbye

Saying goodbye

This is a poem I wrote about a real experience I had in therapy almost 20 years ago during one of our ending sessions. It was with a therapist who helped me a lot and it was hard to say goodbye. Saying Goodbye She looked over at me, a childlike smile spread across her...
Inside her tears

Inside her tears

She sat opposite me with her legs crossed and her head facing down, playing with her hands in her lap. In the moments that passed I could see her eyes start to change, to become moist and dewy. A film of tears began to cover them and formed like pools at the bottom of...