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The Whirlwind of Returning Home for the Holidays: Navigating Family, Food, and Fun

The Whirlwind of Returning Home for the Holidays: Navigating Family, Food, and Fun

Ah, the holiday season! That magical time of year when you leave behind your life in Barcelona and head back to your country of origin. It’s a whirlwind of reunions, nostalgia, and the sweet (and sometimes overwhelming) chaos of trying to see everyone and do everything in

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Navigating the Language Labyrinth in Catalunya: To Learn Spanish or Catalan?

Navigating the Language Labyrinth in Catalunya: To Learn Spanish or Catalan?

  Moving to a new country is a thrilling adventure, brimming with opportunities and challenges. For those who have relocated to Catalunya, the question of language often becomes a central focus. Catalunya’s unique bilingual landscape—where both Spanish and Catalan hold significant roles—can leave newcomers feeling overwhelmed. Disregarding

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Navigating the Intricacies of Managing In-Laws in Intercultural Relationships in Spain

Navigating the Intricacies of Managing In-Laws in Intercultural Relationships in Spain

  Intercultural relationships bring a myriad of challenges and rewards, and one common area that can significantly impact the dynamics of these relationships is managing relationships with in-laws in the foreign culture.  This blog post delves into the cultural impacts of Spain as a family-oriented culture for

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Navigating Language Barriers and Foreign Language Anxiety: A Neuroscience-Informed Guide for Expats

Navigating Language Barriers and Foreign Language Anxiety: A Neuroscience-Informed Guide for Expats

Speaking a new language can be daunting, but there are effective ways to manage this anxiety. In this post Leigh Matthews, Australian Registered Psychologist and Director of Therapy in Barcelona dives into three practical tips, backed by neuroscience, to help you navigate this journey with confidence. Among the challenges

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Being an Expat Woman: Navigating the Challenges and Embracing the Triumphs

Being an Expat Woman: Navigating the Challenges and Embracing the Triumphs

Embarking on an expat journey can be a profoundly transformative experience, especially for women. It’s a path that blends the excitement of exploring new horizons with the complexity of adapting to unfamiliar environments. In this article, Leigh Matthews, Aussie Psychologist and Founder of Therapy in Barcelona delves

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Celine Collaborating Therapist Therapy in Barcelona in Her Own Words

Celine Collaborating Therapist Therapy in Barcelona in Her Own Words

Céline Céline Let me support you in reflecting on yourself and finding the tools to navigate through life with ease, joy and authenticity. Fill in the intake form if you need support Adults form Welcome! My name is Céline and I’m an integrative therapist from Switzerland. I

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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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5 Happiness Hacks for Expats in Barcelona

5 Happiness Hacks for Expats in Barcelona
5 Happiness Hacks for Expats in Barcelona Happiness is a practice and is merely one of many, many feelings we experience in our days. We cannot expect infinite happiness, and nor should we. We know that other, less comfortable, emotions such as anger or sadness, grief, anxiety,Read more

English Speaking Therapists Barcelona

English Speaking Therapists Barcelona
English Speaking Therapists Barcelona Therapy in Barcelona was founded in 2011 by Leigh Matthews. Leigh is an immigrant in Barcelona and an Australian Psychologist who is married to a Barcelonian and raising her child who was born here in Barcelona.  Since September 2018 Therapy in Barcelona hasRead more

Homesickness in Barcelona

Homesickness in Barcelona
Homesickness in Barcelona Therapy in Barcelona can help you manage the challenge of homesickness and expat life, but here are some tips to help you along the way. When asked about the challenges of living or studying abroad, homesickness is one of the most common responses. AccordingRead more
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