Why Community Is So Important And How You Can Contribute

Why Community Is So Important And How You Can Contribute

They say it takes a village to raise a family. What that means is that community is important when it comes to living in a society.     Individualism has been put on a pedestal in these modern times, but it is only through community that…

Hurt people hurt people

Hurt people hurt people

Hurt people hurt people. Many years ago I worked in a high-secure mental health unit and we witnessed this daily. During one of our clinical supervision sessions, our supervisor explained this very concept about how hurt people hurt people. The offenders on our ward could…

The Signs of Divorce Your Spouse Is Subconsciously Revealing

The Signs of Divorce Your Spouse Is Subconsciously Revealing

The signs of divorce might not always be as obvious as you’d think. Even couples that seem inseparable—like the iconic Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt—can’t always reconcile their differences. While shouting matches, never-ending fights, and infidelity may seem like clear signs that a split is…

No one else can fix you

No one else can fix you

No one else can fix you except yourself. The best counsellor or therapist in the world won’t be able to fix you without your collaboration and cooperation. As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, I sometimes get clients who expect me to ‘fix’ them. They have this…

Keeping the Spark Alive in a Long-Distance Relationship

Keeping the Spark Alive in a Long-Distance Relationship

You never know when or where you’ll fall in love. It can happen at the most unexpected times in the most unexpected places. Sometimes, that means that you’ll fall in love with someone, and the circumstances, such as the distance, won’t be ideal. Long-distance relationships…

Romantic relationships – how to navigate them

Romantic relationships – how to navigate them

Romantic relationships can be a wondrous thing or a complete nightmare. It can all start out fantastically. You get on really well, you fancy each other physically and feel that first rush of lust and infatuation. Yay! It’s all off to a good start and…

Counseling for Couples: When is the Right Time to Get Help

Counseling for Couples: When is the Right Time to Get Help

Regardless of your relationship status, there may come a time when you’re dealing with some difficulties as a couple.  Whether you’re married or not, it’s important to decide if you think you may benefit from counseling for couples.  Before you talk to your significant other…

Considering Your Child’s Mental Health During Divorce

Considering Your Child’s Mental Health During Divorce

Divorce rates in both England and Wales are at their lowest since 1973, but that doesn’t stop it being a popular topic in the media. When two people decide to part ways, this can affect those beyond the couple. Children of divorce are faced with…

How the Christmas season affects relationships

How the Christmas season affects relationships

How Christmas affects relationships is varied. Some find it’s a time to get closer and yet for others, Christmas can become a pressure-cooker situation causing a lot of anxiety and stress

Finding love in later life

Finding love in later life

Finding love in later life can be slightly trickier than when you are younger. As you get older, you tend to have more walls/barriers up due to earlier love mishaps. When you are younger, you tend to be more open minded and optimistic about finding…