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    There was a time when relationship counselling was known as marriage guidance. Sometimes it is known as marriage counselling. Relationship counselling is now broader than just married couples, but for everyone involved in a relationship with another person. One of the things at the core of a relationship is us wanting to feel significant to someone. Quite…

    ‘It’s good to talk’ is a common saying. We’ve all heard it at one time or another. I tend to believe there’s a lot of truth in it. In any relationship whether it’s with a partner, a neighbour, a friend, an employer, a family member or whoever communication is important. When a relationship goes wrong…

    Not knowing what counselling is or what it involves can sometimes put people off seeking the help they need. To some the thought of telling a complete stranger about difficult situations in your life and memories and experiences in your past may even sound frightening. The truth is that counselling may at times be a…

    Situations change, circumstances change, people change, feelings change and relationships change. In fact all relationships are continually changing, evolving, developing, moving etc. Change however can sometimes be difficult to understand, recognise and even manage. For some change can be uncomfortable or even be frightening. When change comes some couples may experience problems in one form or another….

    What is binge eating? Most of us over eat now and then. We all like occasionally taking an extra helping at dinner or having extra dessert when you’re already full. But for binge eaters, overeating is regular and can feel uncontrollable. It can be overeating at mealtimes or constantly snacking. Binge eaters may use food to cope with stress…

    Bereavement counselling, sometimes known as grief counselling, is aimed at helping someone not only come to terms with the loss of a loved one but to help them understand the process of grieving. A bereavement is quite possibly the most painful experience any of us will go through at some point. We all go through…

    What is Sex Addiction? Enjoying sex and having a high sex drive doesn’t mean you have a sex addiction. Neither does engaging in any specific sexual activity such as masturbating while watching or reading pornography mean you are addict either. However if you feel your sexual activity is out of control you may be have…

    Counselling for chronic illness is a collaboration between the therapist and the client. Whether it’s you or someone close to you being diagnosed with a chronic illness such as M.E, M.S, Fibromyalgia or whatever, it can lead to all kinds of strains on relationships and limit career and lifestyle choices. Sometimes however the strain of caring for…

    Events that lead to post-traumatic stress disorder can be so overwhelming and frightening that they would upset  anyone. Almost everyone experiences at least some of the reactions associated with post traumatic stress following a traumatic event. This is when your sense of safety and trust is shaken. During this time it’s normal to feel angry, disconnected, numb or guilty. It’s common to find…

    Even though change can sometimes seem frightening, without change we can never grow or develop as human beings in our relationships lives. Sometimes there are strong beliefs, experiences or fears which hold us back from change. We may know something isn’t right, or doesn’t work for us but the thought of change can seem overwhelming. We…

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