Browsing Posts of Author harry

Five Self-Care Tips for an Extended Lockdown (+Resources)

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“We’re all in different boats going through the same storm” – Unknown. Lockdown has affected everyone to varying degrees. Whilst some people have welcomed the change of pace, the majority are understandably struggling to adapt to the current restrictions. Counselling service Lifeline recently had its busiest day in the organisations history; a sign of the […]

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Category : Anxiety & Blog & Depression & Featured & Health & Wellbeing & Lockdown & Lonliness

Why Therapy is for “Tough Guys” Too!

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I often hear people referring to their friend or significant other as a ‘typical bloke’. The implication is that this person is a tough, no-nonsense sort of guy. He doesn’t discuss his emotions; in fact, you’d be hard pressed to believe he has any judging by how he holds himself. If there is one thing […]

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Category : Blog & Bullying & Depression & Health & Wellbeing & Manhood & Men and Anger & Mood

Shame, Blame & The Family Name: Growing Up Gay in an Arab Household

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“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain” Kahlil Gibran Are you a Middle-Eastern man who is attracted to other men? Do you feel the need to hide, for fear of being judged or marginalised? Over the years I’ve worked with men who have struggled to bridge the gap […]

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Category : 'Coming Out' & Blog & Gay Arab Men & Gay Men & Gay/Bi Menstuff & Shame

How Psychotherapy Can Help You Become the Best Version of Yourself

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I’m often asked what is Psychotherapy and how could I benefit from it? Psychotherapy allows you to explore your concerns in a safe and non-judgmental environment with a mental health professional. This may be the first time you are opening up about a sensitive issue. Perhaps you aren’t fully aware what the issue is, yet […]

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Category : Anxiety & Blog & Featured & Happiness & Health & Wellbeing & Men's Coaching and Counselling & Self Esteem & Stress Reduction

How ‘Brainspotting’ Can Take You From Survivor to Thriver

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I’ve increasingly been drawing on a therapeutic modality called Brainspotting – a brain-based therapy discovered by Dr David Grand. Brainspotting is a powerful technique that processes trauma and distress that is stuck in the body. Often talk-based therapies alone can fall short when dealing with trauma and its associated effects. “Brainspotting allows us to harness […]

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Category : Addictions & Blog & Featured & PTSD & Trauma