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What is the difference between Fear and Anxiety: Part 3

What is the difference between fear and anxiety? As I described over the last two weeks, in my counselling practice in Bishops Stortford I’m often approached by people seeking assistance who use these words together as a single phrase: “Fear...

What is the difference between Fear and Anxiety: Part – 2

What is the difference between fear and anxiety? As I described in last week’s article, in my counselling practice in Bishops Stortford I’m often approached by people seeking assistance who use those words together as a single phrase: “Fear and...

What is the difference between Fear and Anxiety?

What is the difference between Fear and Anxiety?

What is the difference between fear and anxiety? Over the last 25 years as a professional psychotherapist, I have sat with a great many people who, in the initial session, described their “presenting problem”  as a struggle with “fear and...

Why use counselling alongside a 12 step recovery program?

Why use counselling alongside a 12-step recovery program? There are a number of very good answers to this question, and I will address the biggest of them below. I do not feel that this article is exhaustive on this topic...

What is the role of the 12-step recovery program in addiction hospital programs/recovery centres?

What is the role of the 12-step recovery program in addiction hospital programs/recovery centres? I’ve been exposed to a number of inpatient and outpatient recovery facilities over the years, and without exception every single one of them has used the...

What is the difference between the 12-steps of recovery, and Alcoholics Anonymous?

What is the difference between the 12-steps of recovery, and Alcoholics Anonymous? This is the third in a 5-part series of articles in which I discuss various aspects of 12-step recovery programs, and how you may utilise counselling alongside them....

What are the 12 steps and how do they work?

What are the 12-steps and how do they work? This is the second in a 5-part series of articles in which I discuss various aspects of the 12-step recovery program (and associated fellowships), and how you may utilise counselling alongside...

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...

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