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Deciding: Relationship Help – Individual vs. Couples Therapy

As someone deeply committed to providing relationship help through the transformative power of counselling, psychotherapy, and therapeutic coaching, I’ve witnessed firsthand the remarkable changes that unfold in individuals’ lives over my 15 years of working with clients.

It’s truly awe-inspiring to see how understanding their emotions and freeing themselves from past burdens can lead to profound transformations. Read more

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The Major Difference Between Needy and Needs

I have met many women terrified of being labelled as needy in their relationships.

The problem is that the more they resist the unhelpful judgement that goes with labels, the more they deny they have any actual needs.

The truth is we all have needs.

There is a big difference between having needs and neediness. In this blog, I will outline the difference between the two.

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How Self-Awareness Strengthens Your Marriage

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Taking Ownership: The Transformative Power of Responsibility in Marriage

Healthy responsibility is fundamental in building a strong and thriving relationship, but what does responsibility in a marriage mean? Read more

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Should I Stay Married?

I get why so many women carry marital doubts alone, wondering should I stay married?

I don’t know about you, but I grew up with the golden household rule ‘don’t chat yuh buziness!’ Read more

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The Truth About Deciding To Stay Or Leave

We all have insecurities and doubts about ourselves and the consequences of our decisions in our lives, particularly when deciding to stay or leave a marriage or long term committed relationship.

Even the most upbeat people who stand tall and strong will have a wobble from time to time.  Read more

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? Read more

Man And Woman Laying Down Head To Head Holding Hands - Why Attachment Styles Matter to Your Relationship - Sandra Harewood Counselling

Why Attachment Styles Matter To Your Relationship

Have you ever wondered why your partner always wants to escape when you argue? 

Or perhaps that is why you always seem to be trying to get them to stay in the room and make things better.

It might all be down to your attachment styles. Read more

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Echo’s Story – How Living With Narcissism Affects You


In my previous blog post, I wrote about the story of Narcissus and Echo to give you clues as to whether you are living with someone with a narcissistic personality.  If you didn’t read it click here to check it out.

That post was about understanding the modern day Narcissus.  Now it’s Echo’s turn and how living with narcissism affects you. Read more

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7 Ways Mindfulness Can Make You A Better Lover


Hard to imagine that sitting quietly and focusing on the breath for as little as 20 minutes a day can improve your love life.

But hear me out, practising mindfulness can help make you a better lover and life partner. Read more