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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 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

Are you a perfectionist? And so what if you are? Being a perfectionist is a good thing, right? It implies high standards, hard work and attention to detail. As a human, I want to agree. ‘Sure, there are plenty of benefits to being a perfectionist,’ I’d say. But as a CBT Therapist, I know this […]

January 21, 2022

Are You a Perfectionist?

Online CBT Therapist for Perfectionism

My journey to becoming a CBT Therapist started as an anxious, perfectionist teenager. Having experienced my own difficulties, I knew I wanted to help others improve their mental health and overall wellbeing. I was drawn to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) because it’s not just about talking – it’s about making changes and getting stuff done […]

January 21, 2022

What is CBT and How Does it Work?

Online CBT Therapist for Perfectionism