Hi, I'm Natalie

I'm an award-winning Senior Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Coach, also known as The Perfectionism Therapist. I specialise in helping perfectionists transform their perfectionism from unhealthy to healthy! Welcome to my Blog.

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Anxiety Disorders: Understanding Symptoms and Treatment

September 1, 2022

Mental Health

Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions, affecting millions of people worldwide. Whilst anxiety is a completely normal part of being a human, sometimes it can become excessive and develop into an anxiety disorder. In this blog post, we’ll explore the different types of anxiety disorders, signs of an anxiety disorder, and […]

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Low Self-Esteem: Understanding Symptoms & Treatment

August 1, 2022

Mental Health

Low self-esteem is a common but often overlooked problem that can have a significant impact on an your mental health and quality of life. However with the right understanding and treatment, you can learn to improve your self-esteem and cultivate a more positive self-image. In this blog post, we’ll explore what poor self-esteem is, common […]

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Why You Need to Feel Your Feelings

June 24, 2022

Mental Health

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 […]

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How to Tackle Your Low Self-Esteem

June 10, 2022

Mental Health

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 […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Anxiety

May 27, 2022

Therapy

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 […]

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Panic Disorder: Understanding Symptoms and Treatment

May 1, 2022

Therapy

Living with Panic Disorder can be challenging. But with the right understand and treatment, you can find relief and regain control over your life again. In this blog post, we’ll explore what panic disorder is, common symptoms, effective treatment options, and how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help you overcome your panic attacks. What is […]

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Generalised Anxiety Disorder: Understanding Symptoms & Treatment

April 1, 2022

Therapy

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) can significantly impact your daily life, causing excessive worry and distress that is difficult to control. However, with the right understanding and treatment, people can overcome GAD and regain a sense of calm and control. In this blog post, we’ll explore what generalised anxiety disorder is, common symptoms, and effective treatment […]

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Social Anxiety Disorder: Understanding Symptoms & Treatment

March 1, 2022

Therapy

Living with social anxiety disorder can feel isolating and overwhelming. But effective treatment options are available to help you overcome your symptoms and lead a fulfilling life. In this blog post, we’ll explore what social anxiety is, common symptoms, available treatment options, and the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for social anxiety. What is […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness

February 11, 2022

Mindfulness

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 […]

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OCD: Understanding Symptoms and Treatment

February 1, 2022

Therapy

Living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can be debilitating. But with the right treatment and support, you can learn to manage your symptoms and lead a fulfilling life. In this blog post, we’ll explore what OCD is, common symptoms, available treatment options, and the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for OCD. What is Obsessive Compulsive […]

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Wondering if You’re a Perfectionist?

January 28, 2022

Perfectionism

What is a Perfectionist? Perfectionism includes ‘perfectionistic concerns’ and ‘perfectionistic strivings’. Perfectionistic strivings are things like striving for achievement and can be linked to positive outcomes such as self-efficacy. Perfectionistic concerns are things like self-criticism and are associated with anxiety, depression and eating disorders. These two distinct categories reveal the difference between healthy perfectionism and […]

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