For whom are you most available?

Today I reflect on how we prioritise ourselves alongside the other people and activities that matter to us.

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Time is a funny thing, while sometimes minutes can feel like hours, it’s also true that there are a limited number of hours in the week.
A common theme for psychotherapy clients is that much of their available time is spent focusing on others. They may be caring for relatives, raising families, focusing on work commitments or serving communities, but often times there is one person who is left out of their focus.
Without looking after our own well-being, our resources for others are surprisingly finite. We can become drained and overwhelmed when balance is lacking between what we are investing and what we are receiving.
One sign of healthy relationships is that they energise both parties, leaving us both richer. Another sign is that each person also takes time for themselves, taking responsibility for physical, mental and emotional well-being. We can then engage from a position of want, of joy, of pleasure, and find a balance between us that mirrors the balance within.
If you find yourself persistently at the bottom of your priority list, psychotherapy may be helpful to explore what is happening that makes this so.

Fe Robinson, Psychotherapist

Hi. I'm Fe, and I'm here to help you thrive, whatever life brings. I believe every client is unique, I work with you to help you explore, discover and grow in whatever ways are right for you. I work with a wide range of clients, both long and short term. I offer Psychotherapy, EMDR therapy and Couples Counselling to UK clients online and in Gainford, Co.Durham in North-East England. I am UKCP Accredited and an EMDR Europe Practitioner, and offer Clinical Supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists online and in person. Following a career in Organisation Development I became a therapist because it's my heart work. Before having my family and starting my private practice I worked in the NHS and mental health charities.