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What Is OCD? | OCD Awareness Week 2020

October is a big month mental health wise. Not only was last week World Mental Health Day, this week is OCD Awareness Week. Spoiler alert: I have OCD. To put it politely, it’s a complete and utter fucking ballache. I’ve written quite a few times now about how my brain works with contamination based OCD,… Continue reading What Is OCD? | OCD Awareness Week 2020

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The Therapy Diaries

The Therapy Diaries 5 | Long Waits and Too Many Assessments

After a bit of a break, The Therapy Diaries is back! While we’re coming up to my most recent brush with my local mental health service, I felt that I wanted to do a post around the journey that led up to it, as it was certainly a stressful one. Of course, my previous experience… Continue reading The Therapy Diaries 5 | Long Waits and Too Many Assessments

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The Therapy Diaries 4 | Hypnotherapy

It’s that time again, folks. It’s time for another edition of The Therapy Diaries! Today, we’re looking at something a little different - my experience with hypnotherapy, which took place in 2015 during the run-up to my wedding to help me with my anxiety, emetophobia and (what was undiagnosed at the time but we now… Continue reading The Therapy Diaries 4 | Hypnotherapy

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The Therapy Diaries 3 | EMDR

I’d like to start today’s post with a massive thank you - I’ve had so many lovely comments from you all on the Therapy Diaries series and it means so much that you’re enjoying it. At times it hasn’t been easy to write, but I’m hoping to raise awareness on the different types of therapies… Continue reading The Therapy Diaries 3 | EMDR

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The Therapy Diaries 2 | Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Exposure

Last week, I kicked off my brand new blog series entitled “The Therapy Diaries,” in which I take a look back over my many, many experiences of therapy for my rather messed up brain. My last post in this series looked at my time with the school counselling service to help deal with my anxiety… Continue reading The Therapy Diaries 2 | Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Exposure

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The Therapy Diaries 1 | School Counselling

Today, I’m kicking off a new series of blog posts entitled “The Therapy Diaries.” Pretty much what it says on the tin. I recently read a book called My Shit Therapist and Other Mental Health Stories by Michelle Thomas, which is an incredibly honest and relatable account of living with mental illness. I’ll be posting… Continue reading The Therapy Diaries 1 | School Counselling

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Lockdown Silver Linings

I’ve seen a few of these posts over the last couple of weeks so I’ve decided to create my own. While the COVID-19 pandemic has well and truly fucked EVERYTHING up, a good way to keep our sanity can be to have a look at the silver linings of what lockdown has meant for us.… Continue reading Lockdown Silver Linings

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Anxious Ramblings 5 | Contamination OCD and the Coronavirus Pandemic 2: Electric Boogaloo

It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about the C-word properly in relation to my mental health, but as lockdown rules are very slowly being lifted (or at least, they are at the time of writing), I feel it’s probably time to address it again. In honesty, not much not has happened since you know...lockdown. My… Continue reading Anxious Ramblings 5 | Contamination OCD and the Coronavirus Pandemic 2: Electric Boogaloo

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Kindness

The 18th May 2020 marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. A yearly campaign hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, the overall aim is to raise awareness and promote by driving conversations on mental health. Last year, the theme was all about body image. For 2020, the theme is all about kindness, which is… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Kindness

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Monthly Wrap Ups

April 2020 Wrap Up

It feels like not that long ago I was publishing my March wrap up, but I guess that’s because I got it out there pretty late. As I write this post, it’s day 37 of lockdown in the UK, and it’s pretty much become the norm now, much to everyone’s dismay. I remember saying last… Continue reading April 2020 Wrap Up