I often say to my clients ‘it’s not you…it’s your schemas’. There is often profound relief that there can be an explanation for the way they are feeling or acting. And schema therapy goes beyond this explanation. With careful, experiential, work it can help repair some of the damage done in formative years. I have undertaken full schema therapy training, have attended workshops, international schema conferences, and regular trauma group meetings. Lately, I have completed an online course with Wendy Behary, an expert in narcissism – as I often come across clients struggling with a narcissist in their lives.