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Published in: Relationships
Parenting A parent tells me "I have tried everything from begging and pleading to removing all privaledges nothing works". I ask how do you feel, "pissed off, angry frustrated and tired, she never listens to me". Then we talk about the feelings she did not name, such as sad, and helpless. "What would you say if I told you that all this might be going on for your child too". Slowly I help parents stop focusing on behaviours and to…
Published in: Mental Health
Hello, I am Mel and apparently I am dyslexic and dyspraxic, can someone stop the disability bus please, because I want to get off. This post invites you into the head of someone with a neuro-diverse brain. There is so much in my head that needs to go onto the paper but it just ends up in a jumbled up repetitive mess. Please don't send me writing strategies or I might just punch you, and if one more person tell…
Published in: Mental Health
I’d like to talk about shame, and what it does to a human, I am a human so I will use myself, that way I don’t risk upsetting anyone as I own the copy-write for me. I love the use of story, so I am hoping this story will help you to feel less alone if your courage is hard to find. So here goes… One day I was in school and the Headteachers PA came to find me, she said…
Published in: Relationships
I am often asked by partners or individuals do you do Anger Management its affecting my relationship. Yes I am happy to help but its not just anger management here. It’s counselling which means looking at the whole picture and all the feelings  to see what is happening. If we get curious we can work out how we got to this place and more importantly we  look at what we can do to make things better. I will put money…
Published in: Children
Parents often ask if I can help with behavioural issues and I would like to share some information with you that may help you to tune in and connect better with your child.  I am often asked “What’s the best way to deal with anger or tantrums,my answer is it depends if its an upstairs or downstairs tantrum, one is a lack of regulation and the other is a I am doing this to get what I want tantrum?” Don’t…
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