Everything in Life is Art: Creative Therapy

When new clients find out that I’m an arts psychotherapist and that they are going to be starting therapy with me, a common reaction is one of fear because they imagine I’ll make them draw, paint or create and then stand in judgement of their efforts. So you think you can’t draw Somewhere along the … Read more Everything in Life is Art: Creative Therapy

I only matter when I can tick all the boxes . . .

I only matter when I can tick all the boxes . . . So many times we define our personal sense of self worth by what other people think of us. We try desperately to project an image of success and confidence. This may mean different things for different people – it may be through … Read more I only matter when I can tick all the boxes . . .

Lydia’s Thoughts…

So this blog is for people in recovery, right? Well, I am in recovery. It feels weird writing these words black on white, because to be in recovery means accepting the fact that I am ill. Three letters that scare the shit out of me: i-l-l. Well, I am, and have been for such a … Read more Lydia’s Thoughts…