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5 tips to get the best out of couple counselling

5 tips to get the best out of couples counselling Make your appointments a priority. Consistency is key to achieving any goal you set yourself.  It’s the same with couple counselling, by making your...

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Change

Let’s talk about change! Friends often ask me what are the most common issues that bring people to counselling.  They are often surprised when I can sum it up in one word ‘CHANGE’.  Their...

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5 ways to a calmer you!

I caught myself slipping into my old ways last week, I turned into a moaning Minnie complaining about all of the things I had to do and that NO-ONE gave me any help and...

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5 reasons couples won’t access counselling

Why couples avoid therapy When I first started out as a counsellor I was both excited and proud to tell people that I had re-trained and was particularly proud that it was in a...

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Friends often ask me what are the most common issues that bring people to counselling and they are often surprised when I can sum it up in one word ‘CHANGE’.  Their expectation is that...

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It’s good to have goals: Set goals and challenges that are meaningful to you.  Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks about them, you don’t need anybody’s approval, do them just for you! Why...

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Is crying bad for you?

Sitting here in my counselling room watching the rain trickle down the window got me thinking about my last client and one sentence in particular. “Why would I want to accept my tears when...

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination. Carl Rogers 0

Therapy for Therapists

Therapy One of the most common questions that is often asked of me in therapy sessions by clients are “have you ever seen a therapist yourself”, and to this question, I always answer truthfully...

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Thirteen Reasons Why

My thoughts on the Netflix show thirteen reasons why I had previously heard about this book and then it came to my attention that Netflix had made a series from it, so I decided...

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What is anger? Anger is said to be one of our most powerful and vital emotions. Everybody feels anger at different times, to some degree. It’s part of the whole human experience. Feelings of...