cognitive behavioural therapy; psychology; relationship counselling

Tag: be brave

Don’t give up

Don’t give up

This post is for those of you who are struggling right now. Don’t give up. Remember that even though you feel low and have had enough, this horrible feeling won’t last. It’s just how you feel right now. It’s completely normal to feel down and […]

New beginnings

New beginnings

New beginnings don’t have to start at the beginning of a new year, you can start at any time.  All you need is the will to make the changes and an idea of what you want to change and you’re all set. Stop making excuses […]

Facing your fears

Facing your fears

A reader’s experience Do you make a regular effort to face your fears? A reader of my blog, called Vincent recently got in touch to tell me how he was facing his fears. This is no half-hearted approach as he is attempting to do something […]

Approach life without fear

Approach life without fear

Each and every time you approach life without fear, you build up and enhance your psychological armour. The conquering of fear produces a feeling of exhilaration and that is why it is important to face fear and not let it get the better of you. […]

Live a little

Live a little

One of the biggest problems I have come across in my professional work and in my personal life is avoidance. We all avoid things we fear. Sometimes we allow life to pass us by because we are too afraid to take the next step. Have […]

How to reduce avoidant behaviour

How to reduce avoidant behaviour

Photo by theglobalpanorama How to reduce avoidant behaviour Fear often underpins avoidant behaviour. When we don’t like the idea of something or it seems threatening, the easiest option is to avoid the feared person/object/event. The bog problem with avoidant behaviour is that when we avoid […]

Think big

Think big

Think big It’s important to think big because you often get what you expect in life. This may not always work in terms of expecting fame and a ferrari and getting it but it definitely works in reverse. If you have low expectations, you will […]

Are you afraid of intimacy?

Are you afraid of intimacy?

Are you afraid of intimacy? Fear of rejection stops many people from being intimate with another person. I am not necessarily talking about physical intimacy (although that is part of it). More specifically, I am referring to emotional intimacy. Letting someone in and allowing them […]