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Dealing with Childhood Trauma in Adulthood

By Liz Jenkins | September 15, 2020 |
Dealing with Childhood Trauma in Adulthood. Image of two children on a bed in the dark.

Childhood trauma comes in many forms, but one thing is clear, it can have long-lasting and devastating effects on people’s lives.
But it doesn’t need to stay that way, and there is light at the end of the tunnel with the right support in place.

Finding Inner Peace

By Liz Jenkins | August 13, 2020 |
Finding Inner Peace.

When life gets hectic, it can seem like finding a sense of inner peace is frankly impossible to reach. But it is closer than you think.

You Are Not Alone

By Liz Jenkins | July 17, 2020 |
Man sitting alone of sofa, with hands over face in desperation

Life has ups and downs for us all. And whist some people appear to have more ‘bad luck’ than others, it is important to know that you are not in this alone.

Learning from Mistakes

By Liz Jenkins | June 12, 2020 |
Learning from Mistakes: Two women hugging.

Making mistakes is a natural part of life, but can they benefit us in the future and how do we actually learn from mistakes? Let’s get one thing straight, we all make mistakes. It doesn’t matter what our age or gender is, what our background or class is, or what we do for a living.…

How to Cope with Change

By Liz Jenkins | May 12, 2020 |
How to Cope with Change

Change is inevitable and a normal part of life. These strategies will help you navigate change and come out the other side more resilient.

A Place of Safety? What to do When You’re Stuck at Home with an Abuser

By Liz Jenkins | April 14, 2020 |
Home. A Place of Safety?

For many, their home is a place of safety, a sanctuary, a retreat away from the strains and stresses of daily life. But for those experiencing domestic abuse, their homes can be an unsafe place, full of fear and uncertainty. With the COVID-19 pandemic upon us, we’re in unprecedented times and being urged to stay…

6 Ways to Feel More Positive When Life Feels Hard

By Liz Jenkins | March 12, 2020 |
6 ways to feel more positive when life feels hard

Life can be hard, especially if you’re dealing with abuse, trauma, grief or a difficult situation, so here are 6 ways to feel more positive.

Are We Failing Teenage Girls When It Comes to Sexual Harassment in the Digital Age?

By Liz Jenkins | February 10, 2020 |
Are We Failing Teenage Girls When It Comes to Sexual Harassment in the Digital Age? | Irinni Counselling

Technology and social media has opened the door for a range of new forms of digital sexual harassment, particularly for teenage girls.

Domestic Abuse – Spot the Signs and Get Help

By Liz Jenkins | January 14, 2020 |
Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse is complex. It’s often also mis-understood. We explain the types of domestic abuse, how to spot the signs and how to get help.

Living with Chronic Pain

By Liz Jenkins | December 12, 2019 |
Man sitting on floor in chronic pain

There is a strong link between chronic pain and depression – chronic pain can be both emotional and physical and it’s sometimes difficult to determine which came first, the pain or the depression. We explore the link and give useful advice to help when living with chronic pain. What is chronic pain? Chronic pain is…