A young beautiful black-haired girl dressed in a white T-shirt and white shorts lying on her side in a room on a wooden parquet in a square painted with a white paint, bending her legs in a lap and pressing them against her chest and hugging them with a hands. Top view - How To Protect Yourself When Self-Isolating With A Controlling Partner - Sandra Harewood Counselling

How To Protect Yourself When Self-Isolating With A Controlling Partner

Home isn’t always a safe place.

And even if you do feel okay, maybe home it isn’t always a calm, peaceful place. Read more

Woman Hiding Behind a Smiley Face Picture, Behind Bars - Coercive Control: 7 Reasons Why Women Don't Leave - Sandra Harewood Counselling

Coercive Control: 7 Reasons Why Women Don’t Leave

 

When Sally Challen walked free from the Old Bailey in London last Friday, many saw this as a landmark decision for how the legal system treats domestic abuse. European countries, including England and Wales, are taking the lead on redefining domestic abuse.  And slowly there has been a build of awareness about a particular aspect of this, i.e. coercive control. Read more

Woman Looking in Mirror - 3 Reasons Why It’s Important to Own Your Projection - Sandra Harewood Counselling

3 Reasons Why It’s Important to Own Your Projection

 

When you struggle with your partner, you’re struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them represents a denied weakness in yourself. – Deepak Chopra

I’m not sure that I agree with the use of the word weakness, but I understand where Deepak Chopra is coming from.

I don’t know anyone that at some point hasn’t wanted something about their partner to be different. Read more