This guest article focuses on the most commonly understood phenomenon of co-dependency in a relationship where one of the partners may be challenged with substance addiction. It is worth maintaining an open mind, however, if you have a challenging relationship. Co-dependency is also highly observable in relationships outside of addiction! Continue reading “Co-dependency and What it Can Mean for Us” »
Current statistics claim that 4 to 10% of people in England will experience depression in their lifetime. On almost a weekly basis high-profile sufferers ‘come out’ and share their stories. Alistair Campbell, Ashley Judd, Lady Gaga – to name just a few. Sharing experiences of depression has become much less taboo.
But what if you live with a depression that isn’t your own? Continue reading “How to Survive When Your Partner is Depressed” »
I am so pleased to be able to share this guest post from Meredith about a subject she, I – and many others – are passionate about.
Living with a history of adoption
Life is full of unexpected happenings and today our guest author, Tim, shares what for some will be a biggie. For others, they can find acceptance quite easily. So, why is that?
Attempts are under way to raise the profile of support for victims of domestic abuse – and of the recently introduced (UK) “Clare’s Law”
I’m coming clean and sharing with you right now; I am guilty, as a parent, of doing what I’m about to write about, and I can’t guarantee I won’t do these things again!
…and this may extend to other family members!
An alarmingly high proportion of clients who engage with me for low self esteem, depression and anxiety, share the theme ‘lack of permission’ to be ‘good enough’ and of value, as much as anyone else on this planet!
So where does this originate from?
With the huge number of personnel currently being displaced from active service, there is an opportunity to open up to discussion the challenges these times bring for the servicemen or women – and the family unit Continue reading “Military Personnel and the Challenges of Resettlement” »
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.
Anglia Counselling Reports on the Rise of Divorce and the Single Parent Family in the UK
Mental Health: Suffolk based psychotherapist, Bob Brotchie from Anglia Counselling explores the reported rising tide of single parents – and discovered some surprising statistics.
Newmarket, Suffolk (PRWEB UK) 31 January 2013 Continue reading “The Rise of Divorce and the Single Parent Family” »