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Couples counselling: Am I married, or am I a prisoner?

Am I married, or am I a prisoner? An edgy question for an online article I’m sure. Believe me when I tell you however that in my couples counselling practice in Bishops Stortford. this is a question that I hear...

Couples counselling: How social media kills marriages

Couples counselling and how social media kills marriages. It’s a bold title I know, but I can explain what I mean by it, and how I justify saying it. My couples counselling practice in Bishops Stortford began in 2002 which...

It’s a new year, is it time for a new marriage?

It’s a new year, is it time for a new marriage? How many of us start off each January with a new set of well-intentioned goals that don’t quite come off? There is certainly no doubt that I’ve created (and...

‘Tis the season to be jolly

It is the season to be jolly – well, isn’t it? By now those amongst us who are keen to do so, will be considering their plans for the holiday, arranging menus and buying presents as they count down the...

Surviving the family Christmas

Surviving the family Christmas. Oh my God! Can you believe it? We’re one third of the way through December already! Everywhere we look people are putting up their Christmas lights. Everywhere we go shop intercom systems are blaring Slade’s Merry...

Am I normal?

Am I normal? I get asked this question in one form or another almost every day. If you think about the world today, and the way we each live within our own cocoons peering out at the world through the...

What is counselling supervision?

What is counselling supervision? In a nutshell, in order to maintain “best practice” and work within the BACP ethical framework, all active counsellors and psychotherapists require regular counselling supervision. In some ways however the terms “Supervision” or “Supervisor” are somewhat...

Why finding a good counselling supervisor is important

Why finding a good counselling supervisor is important isn’t necessarily obvious to some counsellors. For those who have newly trained, before they even really consider whether a potential supervisor is any good or not, the biggest stumbling block they usually...

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...

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