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Why it’s no good to stay in an unsuitable relationship

Why it’s no good to stay in an unsuitable relationship

    Why it’s no good to stay in an unsuitable relationship Let’s clarify what an unsuitable relationship is. Relationships sit on a continuum with truly awful relationships at one end and perfectly satisfying relationships at the other. This post refers mainly to relationships where […]

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for trauma

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for trauma

  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for trauma CBT can be used for all sorts of problems ranging from anxiety, depression to post-traumatic stress disorder. I found this brilliant summary of CBT and have copied it below: The Secret of Overcoming Verbal Abuse: Getting Off the Emotional […]

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

    Domestic Violence Domestic violence (now more commonly referred to as domestic abuse), is a broad umbrella term for many types of abuse that take place, mostly behind closed doors. Domestic violence can be divided into three categories: 1) Physical violence 2) Emotional abuse […]

Normalising Bad Behaviour

Normalising Bad Behaviour

Normalising Bad Behaviour In the beginning of a relationship, things will seem great. When you are with someone who has a tendency to be abusive, there will be subtle signs that begin to emerge. Normally, these signs are definitely visible by the 3rd or 4th […]

Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse

  Domestic abuse is widespread and often goes unreported. There are many fears around domestic abuse and often the abused person has become worn down by their abuser, as well as the constant criticisms and insults. Many believe they have somehow contributed to the situation. […]

Abusive Relationships

Abusive Relationships

  Abusive relationships Abuse in relationships is an area that I specialise in, not only from a professional stance but also from a personal one. my mother and her two sisters all experienced abusive relationships. Abuse comes in many forms-physical, emotional and verbal. My mother […]

Abuse in Relationships

Abuse in Relationships

Abuse in Relationships Abuse takes many forms and considering the exposure in my counselling work, it is an element in relationships that largely goes undetected. Abuse in relationships occurs across socioeconomic borders, cultural backgrounds and is wide spread in all types of communities. It often […]

Abusive Relationships – The Warning Signs

Abusive Relationships – The Warning Signs

Are you in an abusive relationship? It seems there are so many people in abusive relationships. They know that something is amiss but cannot figure out exactly what it is. Many of the victims of abusive relationships begin to doubt themselves and wonder if they […]


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