Love Addiction: The Link to Insecurity and Low Self-Esteem
Love addiction, a phenomenon that often eludes our awareness, is intricately linked to two powerful emotional drivers: insecurity and low self-esteem. As a licensed therapist, I've witnessed how these deeply ingrained issues can fuel a relentless pursuit of love and validation from others. In this article, we'll delve into the origins of love addiction, shining […]
Love Addiction: 10 Signs to Look Out For
Love is a beautiful thing, but sometimes it can take an unexpected turn. Have you ever wondered if your intense feelings for someone might be something more, something like love addiction? Today, let's chat about spotting the symptoms and recognising the signs of love addiction. Constant Need for Validation Do you find yourself constantly seeking […]
The Role of Low Self-Esteem and Insecurity in Love Addiction
Love addiction can be a challenging and overwhelming experience, often driven by deep-seated feelings of low self-esteem and insecurity. In this blog, we'll explore how these factors contribute to love addiction, where they may originate, and how to break free from their grip. The Connection Between Love Addiction and Low Self-Esteem Love addiction often revolves […]
Love Addiction vs Co-dependency: Unravelling the Complexities of Relational Addictions
In the realm of psychology and counselling, two terms that often emerge in discussions about relationship difficulties are Love Addiction and Co-dependency. Both share similarities, yet they differ significantly. Let's explore these two relational addictions to better understand their similarities and differences. The Shared Ground: Relational Addictions Both Love Addiction and Co-dependency are categorised as […]
Healing Childhood Emotional Wounds: Unravelling the Link to Love Addiction
Do you find yourself constantly seeking love and validation in relationships, even if it means sacrificing your own well-being? Love addiction can be a challenging pattern to break, but understanding its connection to childhood emotional wounds is the first step towards healing. At Jan Scoones Counselling, I’m here to support you on this transformative journey. […]
Unravelling Love Addiction: What It Is and Why It Matters
In the intricate tapestry of human emotions, love plays a central role. But what happens when the lines between healthy affection and dependency blur? Welcome to a crucial conversation about love addiction – a topic that I have encountered and am keen to explore and understand. Defining Love Addiction: Peeling Back the Layers Love addiction […]
Understanding the ACEs Scale: Unlocking Healing and Recovery
As a therapist, one of the most critical aspects of our practice is understanding and addressing the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on our clients. ACEs refer to traumatic events that individuals may have encountered during their formative years, and they can have profound and long-lasting effects on mental, emotional, and physical well-being. The […]
Exploring the Long-Term Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) refer to various traumatic events or situations that children may encounter during their upbringing. These experiences can range from abuse, neglect, or household dysfunction to witnessing violence or substance abuse within the family. Research has shown that ACEs can have significant long-term effects on individuals, impacting their physical, emotional, and mental […]