The Benefits of Private Counselling

Counselling is a talking therapy that can help people to deal with a wide range of problems, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and trauma. It can also help people to improve their communication and interpersonal skills, develop coping mechanisms, and make positive changes in their lives. [Read more…]

Toxic Relationships and the Importance of Boundaries

Toxic relationships are harmful and destructive connections between individuals that can negatively impact one’s physical and emotional well-being. Relationships without boundaries are characterised by a lack of respect, control, and manipulation.

Part I

In a toxic relationship without boundaries, the partners may engage in behaviours such as constant criticism, *gaslighting, or even physical abuse. There may also be a power dynamic in which one person attempts to control the actions, thoughts, or decisions of the other. [Read more…]

Battles in the Therapy Room

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.

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What Are my Options for Accessing Mental Health Care?

Below is a link to a 5 minute video that painfully illustrates some of the challenges a person faces when they do pluck up the courage to seek help with their emotional, psychological distress. It also provides a candid overview of some of the responses of GP’s and surgery staff and, helpfully, what mental health advocates “Time to Change” (TTC) are trying to address. Please do watch before reading on.

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Festive Season Sees Increase in Family Breakup and Divorce

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.”
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Single and Looking for Love?

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…]