Boundaries for stressed out mothers in the time of COVID-19

Do you frequently find yourself putting your partner’s needs first? Do you tend to lose yourself in your family’s needs? Have you ever neglected your career, your friends, or even your health whilst looking after everyone else? And now even more so, during these very challenging times, everyone in your life is waiting from you to handle with everything, and deep down you want to fall apart, but you can’t?

Women and in particular mothers tend to think that their energy, moods, emotions, physical and mental health are as fountains; we take for granted that its water will be running over and over again, leading to happiness, never ending energy and enjoyment to others.

However the more accurate representation resembles that of a bank account! Bank accounts reflect what you put in it, they don’t fill themselves. Bank accounts have money to spend but when the money runs out, they are empty. And when you spend money that isn’t there, bank accounts become overdrawn! This is what most mothers do – we never bother to check about our balances, we stop making deposits into our accounts but keep spending money (meaning ourselves and our energy) like as if we will never get overdrawn…

However, when the time comes, like the ones that we are experiencing at the moment, we are surprised and upset when we crash and burn. We don’t know what our emotional bank balance is… so we get overdrawn! The funds are not there, but we keep acting as if they are… Νow more than ever, it’s extremely challenging to be able to cope with the fear, anxiety as well as all the logistics of having your kids around you all day at home, if your energy has already been depleted…

If you are stressed, overwhelmed or drained… you are not alone! Let me help you by offering the space for you to be real and then to be able to identify your emotions, boundaries and limitations…

My aim is to give you personalised attention and a private place to work through all of your emotions, fears, stresses related initially to COVID 19 as well as incidents that might be troubling you.

In particular, during the sessions, I will listen to your story while making sure that we come up with a plan that includes a lot of self care as well as reinforces your ability to be flexible, resourceful and authentic during these challenging times. In between the sessions you may be asked to think about our discussion, the connections which we made together and possibly complete some relevant tasks, which will enable you to start practicing some points already mentioned during the sessions.

Systemic or otherwise called family therapy is an important part of my approach, and research shows that it’s highly effective with individuals as it helps people to reflect on important relationships and find ways forward. However, I’m always open to other ideas, models, inspiration coming from books, movies; whatever it might be useful for each client.

Remember I want to help you with your personal frustration and hurt about the fact that you might have found yourself feeling overwhelmed, afraid, burnt out, and lonely. Call me on 08002 494930/07591916146, email me or fill in the form and I will do my best to respond to you within 48 hours.

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London, UK W1H 1 PQ

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