Working Class Hero’s

With a tear in my eye and a heavy heart I write this blog.  My mind tells me ‘no this is a mistake’ but my heart assures me ‘following your integrity is never a mistake’. Political views are not my strong point, but my heart and strength of character are; just like most other working […]

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Emotional Abuse of Children

Childrens Act 2004 defines emotional abuse as: Emotional abuse is the persistent maltreatment of a child such as to cause severe and persistent adverse effects on the child’s emotional development. It may involve conveying to children that they are worthless or unloved, inadequate, or valued only insofar as they meet the needs of another person. […]

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Counselling in Addiction

I feel a little nervous addressing this topic and that makes me smile.  The reason is, that working in addiction has been one of the most thrilling, scary, rewarding and satisfying experiences of my life after being a Mother.  I like the fact I can still feel nervous about tackling addiction, even with over 10 […]

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Carl Jung

We are all influenced by others, throughout our lives.  This one man and his wonderful mind, has influenced me greatly: 1.”One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious.” 2. “Don’t hold on to someone who’s leaving, otherwise you won’t meet the one who’s coming.” 3. “Until you make the […]

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Gaslighting

It is a beautiful day here in Manchester.  I have no idea why I am drawn to blog about abuse tactics, but my blogs seem to have a mind of their own.  I simply feel a fire in my belly, run with it and before I know it there is a blog.  So here is […]

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Verbally Suppressing Children

I am proud of my 5-year-old daughters ability to produce the greatest of flatulence noises, using only her arm.  I have just been pottering around cleaning and she proudly requested my attention, to show me her raw talent.  I found myself about to say ‘stop; don’t do that it is rude’ with images in my mind, […]

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