We all keep it in mind that our parents are going to die one day, but even though we know this is inevitable, many people are bewildered by their degree of loss.

The adult orphans are easily forgotten, the lucky ones whose parents had a good innings. These are the peopl...

I see many people in my Practice who want to understand, and then stop, falling in to repetitive relationship patterns, where they are left feeling sad, confused and disappointed.

In all areas of our lives we attract not what we want, but what we believe we deserve. Sad...

Over the years of practising as a psychotherapist, I have worked with many survivors of sex, childhood and domestic abuse. The feelings run deep, and leave emotional scars that can last for many years.

The significance of non-physical forms of domestic abuse has been in...

Although we may not acknowledge it, our relationships come with a two way set of Terms and Conditions that could rival a broadband contract.

The unwritten Ts & Cs, cover such issues as; chores, frequency of contact, the introduction of someone new, friendships, joint an...

Passive aggressive behaviour takes many forms but can generally be described as a non-verbal aggression that manifests in negative behaviour. It is where you are angry with someone but do not or cannot tell them. Instead of communicating honestly when you feel upset, a...

1. Take time out

It's always  difficult to think clearly when you're overcome with anxiety, stress or fear. A racing heart, sweating palms and confusion, are the result of adrenaline. So, the most important to do when you feel any of these symptoms is to take deep breat...

Guilt is a normal response to the belief that we’ve somehow failed in our duties and obligations or that we’ve done something wrong. It can feel a confusing mixture of feelings including doubt, shame, inadequacy, insecurity, failure, unworthiness, self judgement and bl...

We often think of trauma as being something associated with a disaster, major event, or accident that has a serious affect on ours or others well being. Society validates examples of this type of event and over time has developed a response to support those affected.

Al...

Human relationships have a very complex nature and people often find it difficult to understand the underlying blocks in their intimate relationships. Attachment theory can provide some explanation about why we are the way we are in our intimate relationships.

 

Attachme...

Think it's selfish, think again.

 

I find a lot of people coming to counselling for the first time feel uncomfortable when asked to think about their needs, and for many, it may be the first time that they have been asked to think about what is emotionally important to t...

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