Karen Rhodes

Psychotherapist and Counsellor Marbella

Psychopathic Mums

It is possibly quite difficult to imagine that some mothers can actually be psychopathic, but as with all other groups of people, they walk amongst us. It is very difficult to spot
14 Jan, 2020 @ 10:04

On Being Alone

Being alone can be something that suits some people very well, a need for isolation in a sometimes stressful world can be the difference between living in peace, and living in a
27 Nov, 2019 @ 10:20

Are you an Ambivert?

Whenever I meet a friend of mine I am always struck by how quiet and unassuming she is, almost with a slight shyness. Yet this person is an entrepeneur who organises and
10 Jul, 2019 @ 14:15

The Mind Body Connection

It has long been believed by mental health professionals that there is a strong link between poor mental health and poor physical health. Stress is linked to a large majority of illnesses
4 Jul, 2019 @ 13:31

Fascination for Reality TV

If there was ever a case of shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted, it perhaps couldn’t be more evident than with the recent spate of high profile suicides linked
4 Jun, 2019 @ 11:20

Helicopter Parents

If I had to confess to something I think I would have to own up to being a little bit of a ‘helicopter parent‘, not the worst kind of parenting style, but
26 Apr, 2019 @ 20:07


Some time ago a small group of teenage schoolgirls had done something that we could never have known the ramifications of many years later. They had been contacted by people pretending to
4 Apr, 2019 @ 20:16

What exactly is PTSD

I asked a friend, ‘what is post traumatic stress disorder?’ She is a fellow therapist and her reply was, ‘a normal response to an abnormal situation’. This was as good and concise an explanation
28 Mar, 2019 @ 19:00

Separated at Birth

I have just finished watching ‘Three Identical Strangers’ on Channel 4. (Spoiler alert). It is a documentary which tells the dreadful story of triplets, separated at birth and placed with three families
21 Mar, 2019 @ 12:25

When will my grief end

I was asked this question again last week and it seems to be a very common question asked of me. People want to know, ‘when will this intolerable pain end, how will I
14 Mar, 2019 @ 14:15

International Women’s Day

As International Women’s Day approaches on Friday, I find myself reflecting on how far women have come in terms of equality. This is a poignant year for me as I will be
7 Mar, 2019 @ 12:00
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