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Embracing the Power of Not Belonging: A Journey for Internationals

Embracing the Power of Not Belonging: A Journey for Internationals

As internationals living in a culture distinct from our own, such as the rich and diverse environment of Spain, we often confront complex emotions associated with not quite fitting in. This journey, while challenging, is imbued with unique strengths and invaluable opportunities for growth. Being different offers

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The Difference Between Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Psychotherapists

The Difference Between Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Psychotherapists

Navigating the bustling streets of Barcelona, with its vibrant culture and stunning architecture, is an exhilarating experience. However, the expat life in Barcelona, with challenges like pressures on established relationships, intercultural dating, and culture shock, can sometimes bring feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress. In such times,

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5 Key Stages of Culture Shock and How Psychotherapy Can Help

5 Key Stages of Culture Shock and How Psychotherapy Can Help

Moving to a new country or city is a thrilling adventure, filled with new sights, sounds, and experiences. However, adapting to a new culture can also bring about a range of emotions and reactions known as culture shock. For internationals in Barcelona, understanding these stages and seeking

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Psychotherapy for Expats

Psychotherapy for Expats

Psychotherapy for Expats Psychotherapy can be a valuable tool for expats who are struggling to cope with the challenges of living in a foreign country.  Living abroad as an expat can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but it can also be incredibly challenging, especially for those

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RAIN Meditation

RAIN Meditation

R.A.I.N is an effective meditation technique which has become increasingly popular in recent years. It owes it’s appeal to the fact that it injects a large dose of compassion into our lives and helps us connect with and soothe uncomfortable emotions from difficult life experiences.

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Finding an English-speaking therapist in Spain

Finding an English-speaking therapist in Spain
Finding an English-speaking Therapist in Spain Australian Registered Psychologist and Director of Therapy in Barcelona, Leigh Matthews, answered some questions about finding therapy in English for The Local Spain   It seems that there are quite a few English-speaking therapists in the big cities such as BarcelonaRead more

The Truth About Expat Life

The Truth About Expat Life
The Truth About Expat Life The following is a brief informative article written by Leigh Matthews, Australian Psychologist and Founder of Therapy in Barcelona,  in response to the story “Two-Dimensional Dreams Versus 3D Reality: Friendships & Loneliness in Rural Italy” by Elizabeth Heath in the wonderful andRead more

Expat Drinking Culture

Expat Drinking Culture
Expat Drinking Culture This following is a brief informative article written by Leigh Matthews, Australian Psychologist and Founder of Therapy in Barcelona,  in response to the story "Calling 'Time' on Drinking Culture" by Adrienne Walder in the wonderful and enlightening collection of expat women stories "#Living TheRead more

Barcelona Women’s Network Sponsor Profile

Barcelona Women's Network Sponsor Profile
Barcelona Women's Network Sponsor Profile Thank you to Barcelona Women's Network and Lucy Storm for our sponsor profile published in the Barcelona Women's Network weekly newsletter Sunday 8 March 2020 edition.   Did you know Barcelona Women's Network has been a social touchstone in the Barcelona internationalRead more

Leigh. Australian Psychologist and Director of Therapy in Barcelona.

Leigh. Australian Psychologist and Director of Therapy in Barcelona.

Leigh Leigh Pronouns She/Her/Hers I aim to help you develop resilience and well being with intention and care. Not accepting new clients Hi I’m Leigh, an AustralianRegistered Psychologist and Founder of Therapy in Barcelona. I moved to Barcelona in 2011 after falling in love with my husband,

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