Understanding Hope in Your Relationship

Understanding Hope in Your Relationship

Before you can understand hope in your relationship we have to ask.  What does hope mean to you?

The dictionary definition of hope is: “A feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen. A feeling of trust.”

Having fun blowing bubbles - 70 Simple Words; One Positive Affirmation to Nourish Your Soul Today - Sandra Harewood Counselling

One Positive Affirmation to Nourish Your Soul

How has this week got you down so far?

In case you needed an extra boost, I’m sending good vibes your way today and always!

What’s Your Love Language?

Okay, so I’ve missed Valentines Day.  It will come again.  But in the meantime, do you know what your love language is?

The four letter F word on a censored wooden sign - Do You Struggle With Feelings?- Sandra Harewood Counselling

Do You Struggle With Your Feelings?

Can I ask something super random?  How are you feeling today?

Complex PTSD: How Early Relational Trauma Impacts Relationships - Scattered Jigsaw Puzzle - Sandra Harewood Counselling

Complex PTSD: How Early Relational Trauma Impacts Relationships

I have been working as a therapist for over ten years, and in that time, I have noticed one thing repeatedly. Adult intimate partner relationships are complicated, and sometimes they feel downright impossible. 

What To Expect When You Have Couple Counselling - Sandra Harewood Counselling

What To Expect When You Have Couples Counselling

Couples counselling isn’t complicated.

It’s a specific form of talking therapy where two people sit down with a counsellor to talk about their relationship.

3 Things You Need to Know About Letting Go - Three Women Holding on To Multiple Shopping Bags Afraid Of Letting Them Go - Sandra Harewood Counselling

3 Things You Need to Know About Letting Go

Nature has so much to tell us about letting go. 

I’m looking out of my window here in London, England and I can see some evergreens, but some of the most striking trees are bare. They let go of their leaves some time ago, stripped bare by the autumn wind, naked and vulnerable. 

Three female friends together forming love hearts with hands. Friendship and happiness help to improve self care. Here's How To Improve Your Self-Care Practice Today-Sandra Harewood Counselling

Here’s How To Improve Your Self-Care Practice Today

How do you nourish your body and mind and improve your self-care?

Self-care has never been more critical for everyone.

One ThingTrees Covered With Snow - You Should Know About The Pain Of Grief - Sandra Harewood Counselling

One Thing You Should Know About The Pain Of Grief

Grief is a natural part of life. Most people don’t get through life, avoiding it. 

Surprisingly we don’t just grieve when a person had died. We also grieve when a relationship has died, you’ve separated or divorced. But sometimes you are still in the trenches of the relationship processing its demise.

Boundaries In Relationships: How To Know White Picket Fence In Front Of Green Shrub - When You Need To Take Control - Sandra Harewood

Boundaries In Relationships: How To Know When You Need To Take Control

So what’s your favourite season? I love the autumn, and it’s definitely on its way! Right now, I’m looking outside my window and noticing the leaves blowing around in the light breeze. Some get blown off, and others cling to the branches of the trees.  And this got me thinking about boundaries in relationships. 

Black Woman Holding Cardboard Banner With World Peace Written On It Surrounded By White Policemen- Why Racism Is Like Being In An Abusive Relationship - Sandra Harewood Counselling

Why Racism Is Like Being In An Abusive Relationship

I am sure that you like me have been impacted, in one way or another, by events in the world right now.   For sure, George Floyd’s death has undoubtedly engaged the collective consciousness into action on racism.  

Hanging Light Bulb - What Happens When COVID - 19 Shines A Spotlight On Hidden Trauma - Sandra Harewood Counselling

What Happens When COVID – 19 Shines A Spotlight On Hidden Trauma

While the world faces a single problem that of Coronavirus – COVID19, what I’ve noticed is that we are all responding to this pandemic in our very different ways.