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    Origins The person-centred counselling approach to therapy emphasizes the relationship between the therapist and the client. It was developed by a psychologist called Carl Rogers. He had been primarily working with children before turning his attention to working with adults. Rogers believed that everyone has the need to feel heard, listened to, understood in order…

    ‘Flying Monkey’ is the term given to those agents and allies that collude with an abusive person. Their role is to continue carrying out tormenting the victim on their behalf. If it’s during the relationship, the abuser gets to abuse by proxy as it’s other people that are getting their hands dirty. If it’s after…

    Men’s Alliance NI is a unique peer support group for Male Victims of Domestic Abuse, operating through a private group on Facebook. There are hundreds of members who are victims and survivors of Domestic Abuse, Support Professionals, Social Workers and Counsellors all there and ready to help, advise and support any new members, and covering…

    In this video Darren Magee discusses embarrassment, guilt, shame and when and how that shame becomes toxic. Carl Jung described shame as the ‘soul eating emotion’ Behaviours: Social anxiety Avoidance Addiction Co-Dependancy Emotional Dysregulation: Overwhelming fear Low Self-esteem Low Self-confidence My own self-loathing Beliefs: I am bad I am no good Where it comes from…

    Darren Magee discusses the belief system of narcissists. What do they really believe? What do they believe about the word around them? What do they want you to believe? Why do narcissists behave the way they do? Why are they so emotionally destructive? What is narcissism? Four different types of narcissist Overt (Grandiose) Covert (Vulnerable)…

    The ABC Model comes from the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach to counselling. Developed by Albert Ellis who recognised it isn’t always a particular situation that causes stress but rather our perception, belief of that situation.

    My first video looking at the impact of Coronavirus on mental health

    Tom had joined the army at the age of eighteen. He was a combat veteran, having served two tours of duty in Bosnia during the conflict there in the 1990’s. He’d continued to serve, rising to the rank of sergeant and took part in other conflicts around the world. Eventually he left the army in…

    Narcissism Narcissism has many different shades and characteristics. Among the most common are the overt, in your face, grandiose type. This involves intimidation, bullying, a need for attention and externalised anger. The other being the covert or vulnerable type. This involves playing on your guilt in order to manipulate you, being distant and an internalised…

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