All clients I see in my office have an idea (of sorts) about what they wish to achieve. Whether they are individuals seeking a means to bring some quietness and peace from their mind-chatter to the couple who recognise their latest challenge just isn’t resolving and choose to take that courageous step to bring the matter for consideration and guidance to an outside influence.
Reviewing some of the demographics for couples and individuals who presented for relationship advice, and for their individual emotional and mental health conditions; research shows that in the UK, in 2012 there were a recorded two million single parents, up four hundred thousand from 1996. [Read more…]
I have pleasure sharing another wonderful guest piece, kindly provided by the terrific Danielle Pierre; a friend from the US introduced to Anglia Counselling by Sonya of the LeanOnUs community – #LOU. Danielle is a certified life coach, hypnotherapist, author and co-hosted D-Talks Radio with Denise Brown. [Read more…]
Mediation and counselling, when used together, can provide solutions for a less bitter and more harmonious future for all those affected by the trauma of relationship and family breakup.
The Pain of Family Breakup
“When the family is in pain and suffers the emotional turbulence associated with family separation and divorce, it is possible to do more to offset at least some of the emotional trauma for those affected.”
Married couples often consider longterm separation, rather than a divorce; or maybe worse, stay together despite irreconcilable differences, citing an inability to overcome financial barriers. [Read more…]
Even today, sex can be a taboo subject, more so any dysfunction in a sexual relationship – and with good reason! Sexual relationships are generally a highly private and sensitive matter, but what does that mean when things start to go awry? [Read more…]
Have you ever thought, unromantic as it is, how looking for that new relationship can be very similar to ‘job hunting’? (ouch!) We want to ‘sell’ ourselves and be viewed as trustworthy and pleasing to that someone who just might become the significant other and with whom we might have a future. Unlike the job hunt though, we want to be lucky in love. [Read more…]
Communications: What are you really saying?
Generally we tend to ‘feel’ our way in any new relationship. We exercise great consideration – being mindful to avoid offending that new person in our life or being misunderstood. We do this by choosing the tone of our voice, the words we utter, our body language, and so on. Have you noticed how when you are comfortable in the space of another you can accept a friendly ‘touch’ to the arm, or allow another person to stand in your ‘bubble’ (space)?
Tom and Sarah are fictitious, but their stories are typical and anything but! [Read more…]
Fathers – new ones, experienced ones, those who live with their children, those who are estranged, those whose children have left the nest… and those who are no longer ‘in touch’, for whatever reason. The following are, I’m sure you know, recognisable statements commonly said, thought or heard: [Read more…]