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How to deal with double standards

How to deal with double standards

I guess we can all be guilty from time to time of having double standards.Most of the time, we don’t realise we are doing it and there is no major harm done. There are some people however, who make a habit of engaging in double […]

How marriage changes you

How marriage changes you

  Marriage changes us – there’s no question about that but does it make us happier? I always find stats on relationships really interesting. Society portrays the happily ever after images through the media and this can set us up to have unrealistic expectations. When […]

The danger of shame

The danger of shame

Shame is a very negative emotion. The danger of shame is that it can be such a severe emotion it can lead to mental illness, serious injury or even suicide in an attempt to escape it. External shame comes from the worry of what others […]

Employee Assistance Programme with a difference

Employee Assistance Programme with a difference

I qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) this year after completing a two year Post-Graduate CBT course at New Buckinghamshire University. It’s one of the toughest courses I have ever experienced and left me with a renewed respect for qualified CBT counsellors who are […]

Four-Footed Healers Support the Team

Four-Footed Healers Support the Team

Isolation is a natural reaction to depression and grief. If you’re in the depths of depression, it can be hard to pick up the phone and call a friend. If you’ve lost of a loved one, lost your good health, or lost a relationship, you […]

Confident behaviour in relationships

Confident behaviour in relationships

What constitutes confident behaviour in relationships? We’d all like to come across as supremely confident and self assured when in a relationship with someone but when we really like someone, our confidence can go to pieces. There are certain things you should and shouldn’t do […]

Singledom and coupledom

Singledom and coupledom

Both singledom and coupledom have their advantages and disadvantages. When people argue about which country is the best to live in, it’s wasted energy because what is one person’s dream is another person’s nightmare and our needs change at various stages of our lives. So […]

Qualifications required for various types of counselling

Qualifications required for various types of counselling

I often get asked about the qualifications required to be a counsellor. Here is a guide to what is required: Counselling and Psychotherapy are not statutorily regulated professions, so the only course open to them in order to validate their credentials is voluntary accreditation. BACP […]