Relationships Articles

Psychological Flexibility – What it Is and Why You Need It

by Andrea Blundell Psychological flexibility is arguably a fundamental aspect of good mental health. But what is it exactly, and how can you have more of it? What is psychological flexibility? “A healthy person is someone who can manage themselves in the uncertain, unpredictable world around them, where novelty and change are the norm rather...

Running High on the US Election Results? What Client Centered Therapy Needs You to Know

by Rob Stanley The unfolding of the USA election resulting in a win for Biden continues to be an emotional experience for many, and a source of division, even amongst family and friends. It’s the perfect moment to heed the wisdom of Carl Rogers, the founding father of client centered therapy. A groundbreaking leader in...

Is What Your Partner Did Sexually Abusive?

Did your partner cross a line sexually, and you are wondering if it is or isn’t sexually abusive? What is and isn’t a sexually abusive relationship as two adults? What is sexual abuse in a relationship? Sexual abuse in adult relationships, also called ‘intimate partner sexual violence’, is unwanted sexual activity you’ve been made to...

What is Attachment Disorder?

Struggle in relationships, and worried you have an attachment disorder? It’s actually a controversial phrase and diagnosis. What is attachment disorder? ‘Attachment disorder’ is not an official mental health diagnosis. Instead, it’s an umbrella term sometimes used to refer to emotional and behavioural issues in adults, particularly with relating, that link back to lack of...

Accepting What Is – Is It Really a Good Idea?

by Andrea Blundell Does your life always have a conflict or two on the go? Constantly dreaming of being somewhere else? Or fighting your way forward? Accepting what is could be a tool you need. What is acceptance? In psychology, acceptance is closely linked to allowing, and to the present moment. What is happening right...