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I'm a Principal CBT Therapist and Mindfulness Teacher. Welcome to my blog - a space for sharing my thoughts on paper about all things wellbeing, perfectionism and therapy. 

Hi, I'm Natalie

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What are Emotions and Why Do We Have Them? Emotions are something we constantly feel. They can happen when certain actions or feelings stir a certain response within us. We may feel emotions due to a situation, an experience, or from memories. They help us understand the things we are experiencing and express the way […]

June 23, 2022

Why We Need to Feel Our Feelings

What is Self-Esteem? Self-esteem is how you value and perceive yourself. It’s based on your opinions and beliefs about yourself. These can feel very difficult to change, but healthy self-esteem is key to positive mental health and wellbeing. It’s critical for cultivating a satisfying life, and it’s also a predictor of performance and success. People […]

June 7, 2022

5 Ways to Tackle Low Self-Esteem

In simple terms, anxiety is what we feel when we’re worried, tense or afraid – particularly about things that are about to happen, or which we think might happen in the future. Collectively, we’ve just lived through an incredibly painful, uncertain period of history. At the beginning of the pandemic, between 20 March and 30 […]

May 4, 2022

What is Anxiety?

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What is Burnout? Burnout is a state of physical and emotional exhaustion reached slowly over time as a result of prolonged, unrelenting stress. It can show up in any area of your life including work, parenting, university and close relationships. It’s most likely to occur when you’re exposed to a lot of demands over an […]

May 3, 2022

From Burnout to Balance – How Mindfulness Can Help

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I believe in a modern approach to mental health. We all do things to look after our physical health. We go to the gym, we eat nourishing meals, and we do our best to get a good night’s sleep. We don’t wait for a health crisis to hit – we do these things to stay […]

April 8, 2022

Mental Health Maintenance & Why Everyone Needs Therapy

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What is Journaling for Mental Health? Journaling is the act of putting pen to paper and writing whatever you feel like writing, often with a reflective focus. You might address a particular situation or event in the past or simply write about how you’re feeling that day. Either way, it can be a cathartic experience […]

April 8, 2022

Journaling for Mental Health – What’s the Big Deal?

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What is People Pleasing? The dictionary definition of a people pleaser is ‘a person who has an emotional need to please others often at the expense of his or her own needs or desires’. People pleasers are often seen as kind and helpful. Behind this agreeable façade, they often struggle to advocate for themselves which […]

March 25, 2022

3 Ways to Stop People Pleasing in its Tracks

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What if I told you there’s a secret superpower you can use to drown out your inner critic, build emotional resilience and feel happier overall? Here’s how self-compassion can help you go from self-criticism to self-kindness… What is Self-Compassion? ‘Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others… Self-compassion involves acting […]

March 11, 2022

Self-Compassion – Your Secret Superpower

If you read my recent post, Are You a Perfectionist?, and decided you probably are, you might be wondering what to do about it. As I’ve said before, there’s a marked difference between high achievers and true perfectionists. Rather than simply working hard to achieve their goals, the latter group strives for flawlessness. They fixate […]

February 25, 2022

5 Ways to Beat Perfectionism

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I’m on a mission to make mindfulness as easy as possible because I believe it’s one of the best ways to find balance and avoid burnout. Modern life is busy. Stress and overwhelm are rife. People often find themselves feeling anxious and worrying about the future. Others are busy ruminating about the past. We do […]

February 11, 2022

A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness

Online CBT Therapist for Perfectionism