Personal Boundaries

The concept of personal boundaries is one of the most popular topics in the field of psychology. For sure, each of you at least once heard the phrases “He / she violates my personal boundaries”, “I try to defend my personal boundaries”, “I have no personal boundaries”, etc.

Meet our mental health counsellor: Marique Van Heerden

Pursuing a career in psychology has lead me to work and volunteer in different countries such as Russia, Japan, Czechia and The Netherlands where I was fortunate enough to experience different cultures which have shaped me tremendously. It has also given me insight into different cultural practices, and most importantly to be culturally sensitive which I believe is a vital competency for anyone working in mental health.

What’s Your Attachment Style?

Expat dating can be tricky. When people don’t know how long they’ll be here, situationships just kind of happen, until the next call for boarding. Are you hoping to build healthy foundations? Then you’ll want to learn about attachment styles- which one you have, and what to look out for in others.

Love Codependency

Have you ever wondered what a codependent relationship is? For the first time the concept of “codependency” appeared in the United States in the late 60s of the twentieth century, describing the wives and relatives of alcoholics and drug addicts (Bacon et al., 2018).