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Choose your counsellor wisely!

So you are experiencing some problems in your marriage and you have decided that it would be useful to have some couples counselling. This is may be a turning point in your relationship. Deciding on who you are happy to work with and trust is imperative. Finding a...

Who would benefit from relationship therapy?

From the time we take our first breath we are relational in nature. Relationships are vital for our wellbeing and happiness. I work with all relationships including those that are seeking one. I work with people who are stressed anxious or isolated. Couples who are...

Boundaries for Children with Phones

Communication is central in my practice. It is the corner stone to almost all of our conversations. So it is strange perhaps for me to be talking about not communicating! I work with many parents around how to manage technology in the home. Surprisingly often, parents...

Good Relating in a Nutshell

It was towards the end of a session with a couple whose relationship had turned around, grown and found its Mojo. Occasional sessions are affirming, not only for them but for me. It keeps me ever mindful that working with people to make meaningful changes is very...

The secret art of communication

"Help we might as well be talking different languages!" “We just don’t communicate very well” One section in my intake form is on communication. This is often the part that causes the most discussion.  Each person brings with them a different style of communication...

How to save a relationship

I hold sessions with a couple whose relationship has turned around, grown and discovered its mojo. Their occasional sessions are affirming, not only for them but for me as well. It keeps me mindful that working with others to make meaningful changes is very rewarding...

Mr or Ms Right… under your nose!

Online dating is a minefield of conflicting advice, unwanted advances and disappointment when Mr or Ms Right takes a long time to materialize. In an article I wrote for Digital Romance, I look at the illusions sold to us by the multi-billion pound industry that is...

Self esteem: we all need it

In the June issue of Darling magazine, I tackled an important issue. Self esteem in children is vitally important, but evidence shows that focusing too much on making children feel good about themselves could actually jeopardize their future self confidence. The...

What is relationship therapy?

In April 2014 I was invited to contribute an article to Darling magazine on relationship therapy, which you can find here within the online copy of the magazine. I am continuing my relationship with the magazine over the coming months so have a look out for my...

Addictions

Addictions impact on both physical and psychological health. Symptoms of addictions may include depression, panic attacks, sleep disturbance, obsessive-compulsive traits, bad relationships and poor work performance. Often what starts out as a social release can have...

In insecure relationships, we disguise our vulnerabilities so our partner never really sees us.

-Sue Johnson

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