UK Counselling Services

Where do 12-step programs come from?

Where do 12-step programs come from? This is the first of a 5-part series of articles in which this, and other related questions will be discussed at some length. While this first blog looks at where 12-step recovery programs come...

Am I an alcoholic (Part 2 of 2)

Am I an alcoholic? This blog is the second of a 2-part series in which I discuss this question that I am asked roughly once a month in my counselling practice in Bishops Stortford – (though sometimes it is asked...

Am I an alcoholic? (Part 1 of 2)

Am I an alcoholic? I am asked this question roughly once a month in my counselling practice in Bishops Stortford. It is also often asked as: “how do I know if I’m an alcoholic?”. Either way, it is not a...

Back on the market: The newly single 50-year-old woman

Back on the market: The newly single 50-year-old woman. As I expressed in last week’s blog, it may not be seen as a politically correct thing to acknowledge, but most marriages these days do not last for life. In fact,...