Good Girl

In my last counselling session we talked about the good girl I carry around with me. The part of me that wants to be pleasing, affable and agreeable. The part of me that wants to be praised and fit and doesn’t want to stand out or attract too much attention to herself. The tidy girl…

Why being assertive is so hard for the sexually abused

It’s hard to say ‘No’, in fact I can say ‘No’ but only a weak ‘No’ with a smile and a noticeable smallness that colours the tone of my voice. In my session today, we talked about accessing that deep centre and using that power to say a meaningful ‘NO’. Such an important skill, to…