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    Being in a relationship with a toxic person can be unhealthy. Your self-confidence and self-esteem can begin to suffer the longer you are exposed to them. Here are some behaviours of a toxic person.   They have high expectations of you. You are there for their pleasure and benefit. You are there to respect, honour…

    Usually when a relationship goes wrong it’s the communication where the problems begin. In fact communication, or lack of it may be the underlying theme running throughout most of the problems in your relationship. If we improve communication we may improve our relationships. Differences, disagreements and arguments can often be traced back to difficulties in…

    Please see below a link to the Well Being website featuring an article I’ve written about the psychological impact of the troubles in Northern Ireland and it’s links with trauma and alcohol addiction. Psychological impact of the Troubles if you would like any further information on trauma, PTSD, alcoholism, addiction or anything else in the article,…

    There are different ways to resolve conflict. For example arguing over it, insulting and blaming others, being violent, forcing resolutions, even ignoring there is a problem. The difficulty with these solutions though are that both parties aren’t going to be happy with them. Generally whenever there is a difficulty we tend to think in terms…

    There can be many reasons for infidelity, most commonly referred to as cheating. For example revenge for some previous slight, lack of fulfilment, lack of love at home, the love of attention, to feel desired, to improve self-esteem and so on. Sometimes people just crave the excitement, want to make their partner jealous or want…

    Please see below and click on the link for an article I’ve written entitled, ‘What is Counselling?   psychotherapist-info.co.uk/artikel/id2782-What_is_Counselling.html

    With Mediation Awareness Week running from 19th to 24th October 2015 it’s an opportunity to inform people about what mediation is and how it can help settle disputes between individuals, families, communities, businesses, churches and community organisation. Mediation is a facilitated negotiation, a process where opposing parties take part in and agree on a solution…

    With yesterday being world mental health day here is an updated version of an article first published about a year or so ago about emotional abuse and the effect it can have on our mental health. Emotional abuse can damage a person’s self esteem and confidence. People can end up feeling devalued and worthless, and the shame…

    See link below for my article on developing a better work life balance.   http://www.findatherapy.org/articles/developing_better_work-life_balance_1164.html   Darren Magee, Sentient Counselling, Belfast  

    Most people can find it difficult to part with sentimental items at times. The things that remind us of others and significant events in our lives. For some however the thought of parting with anything can be too difficult, regardless of the actual value, emotional or financial. When this difficulty is persistent and begins to…

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