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Do You Know How To Set Healthy Expectations?

Very often in therapy I find myself discussing with clients the disappointment and self-blame they experience when their personal expectations are not met. In addition, many people have a lot of difficulty discriminating what is and what isn’t a realistic…

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Boundary Setting

How To Say NO

Saying No is one of the main ways through which we delineate and maintain our personal boundaries. The concept that we can refuse something is central to maintaining healthy relationships and to our understanding of what we are and aren’t…

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Breaking Out of the Relationship Triangle

Very often clients come in to deal with relationship difficulties. Even though we obviously cannot do relationship counselling when there is only one individual in the room, there are many things we can discuss about the nature of relationships, communication…

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Why We Struggle with Healthy Self-Esteem

Others will only respect you to the degree you demonstrate respect for yourself Self-esteem refers to the way we view ourselves, our subjective perception of our worth as a person, our competence and our ability to succeed in life. It…

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Power Of Guilt

The Destructive Power of Guilt

Guilt is one of several basic emotions (like anger, shame, sadness, love etc.) that all of us are wired to experience because it serves an important function. Typically, we would experience guilt in the following situations: Doing or thinking something…

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Issues With Boundaries

Why Do We Say Yes When We Really Mean No?

Boundaries refer to our ability to set appropriate limits. When a person is confused about responsibility and ownership of their own choices and life, then we can talk about a problem of boundaries. Below are the three most common issues…

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Psychology Self-help Books

Outstanding Psychological Self-Help Books

There are many self-help books available nowadays that it is hard to pick out the ones that can truly make a difference and are based on solid scientific research. Below is a list of the books that I personally recommend with confidence to my clients because…

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