Shame with mum

Shame and Relationship Repair

Many adopted and fostered children experience high levels of shame (http://www.pafca.co.uk/theory-article/the-impact-of-shame/). Shame is a complex emotion that feels desperately uncomfortable for children and usually children will learn to limit behaviours…...

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Intersubjectivity

Intersubjectivity: The key to human connection Often children who are fostered and adopted have missed out on vital early experiences that facilitate the ability to fully connect with another and…...

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A letter to parents (free access)

To past, present and future parents, I see you desperately trying to hold everything together, why would you trust me to hold you as well when you have fought and…

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child eating stone

PICA

PICA is the eating of non-edible, non-nutritious items such as stones, plastic, wood etc. It is more common in children on the Autism Spectrum, children with a learning disability and…...

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Blocked Care

What is Blocked Care and how do I know if I have it? I recently wrote about why, as a therapist, we often prioritise work with parents over working directly…...

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