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The relationship continuum: From “It to Us”: Part 2 of 5 – Introducing our “Its”

The relationship continuum, from “It to Us” and introducing our “Its”. If you’ve read part one of this series, you should no longer be asking: What the heck is the “It to Us continuum”? If you haven’t read part 1...

The relationship continuum: From “It to Us”: Part 1 of 5 – Our drive to connect

The relationship continuum, from “It to Us”. I completely forgive you for asking: What the heck is that supposed to mean? If you’ll stick with me for a bit however, after a brief description of our drive to connect, I...

How do I find a counsellor?

How do I find a counsellor?

How do I find a counsellor….? This is a question that seems easy enough to answer at first glance, but actually contains a little bit more complexity than first meets the eye. I say this because when it comes to...

What should I talk about in counselling? Part 3 of 3, Is your therapist trustworthy and genuine?

What should I talk about in counselling? Part 3 of 3, Is your therapist trustworthy and genuine?

Ensuring you feel in your gut that your therapist is trustworthy and genuine is final blog in this 3 part in this series entitled “What should I talk about in counselling?” In part 2, I discussed how to ensure you...

What should I talk about in counselling? Part 2 of 3, Feeling safe and comfortable with your therapist

What should I talk about in counselling? Part 2 of 3, Feeling safe and comfortable with your therapist

Ensuring you are feeling safe and comfortable with your therapist is part 2 of this series entitled “What should I talk about in counselling?” In part 1, I discussed how even those who feel they have a readily identifiable issue...

What should I talk about in counselling? Part 1 of 3: The presenting problem

What should I talk about in counselling? This question is asked by every single individual (or couple) who considers asking a professional for assistance – and few find it an easy question to answer. Even those who feel they have...

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Choosing the right counsellor for you

Let’s face it. Making the decision to finally pick up the phone and call a counsellor is not easy. For most people, the idea to actually take that step comes quite some time before they finally do it. But where...

Successful couple’s counselling – what is needed

Successful couple’s counselling – what is needed

By the time a relationship reaches the point where, despite all efforts of their own to make things work, a couple come to the decision to speak with a relationship counsellor it is no surprise that each have a catalogue...

Understanding the impact of child sexual abuse

Understanding the impact of child sexual abuse

On Monday the 1st of October at precisely 08:00 am my telephone rang. It was a producer from BBC 3 Counties Radio wanting me to come in to the studio later that morning to advise on the long term effects...

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