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Relational Trauma The word trauma is now a common term to describe adverse events that are frightening or overwhelming. Relational trauma is more complex and damaging. What happens when the person who is meant to be your protector and keep you safe also becomes the source of threat or...

"Can talking to a Psychologist Help? This is an interesting question that many people contemplate before seeing a Psychologist. How can talking possibly help me??  Could it actually make me feel worse? In reflecting on these questions, I was reminded of  working with traumatized children...

An American Psychologist who is a good friend of mine posted this link regarding maternal exclusion. The title "Am I invisible.." is a phrase that resonates with anyone who has experienced exclusion whether that is from a "mummy peer group" or a teenage school peer...

Residential care is not a place for the faint hearted. It is difficult, emotionally draining, triggering and at times unsafe. Often children who reside in residential care have had multiple failed placements, further institutional trauma from crisis endings and tend to be placed in the...