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What A Therapist Wants You To Know About Starting Therapy

 

April is Stress Awareness Month.

In 2020 because of COVID-19, it certainly has a different, more potent resonance. The entire world, it would seem, is struggling to come to terms with Coronavirus. And the world is talking about mental health and the stress of living with this virus. Read more

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Why Telling Your Story Means You Take Charge Of Your Life

What’s your favourite story?

Christmas has long gone, but I have to confess that I think that I’d watched five different versions of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol over the Christmas holidays!  There is something hopeful in the story, that somehow Scrooge this self-indulgent, controlling, some might say narcissistic man changes.  We see a softer, more compassionate, and generous man appreciating the value of family and relationship.

And we can wonder, when not in the land of fairytales and myth does change happen so quickly? Read more

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Does Therapy Work? Yes It Does, And Here’s The Evidence

 

Does therapy work?  Absolutely. Yes, it does!

But you would expect me to say that, wouldn’t you!  What therapist would say otherwise? Read more

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How To Invest In Yourself & Why You’re Not Doing It

 

 

Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you. Robin Sharma

If you’ve been thinking about having counselling but haven’t booked a session yet, what’s getting in your way?

Making the decision to start is a hard one.  People usually think about beginning counselling when they’re hurt or struggling with painful feelings. The thought of sharing those feelings with a stranger can feel scary.  Before you know it, the days and weeks have passed, you’re feeling a little better and besides you’re too busy now anyway.  Read more

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A Little Known Fact That Could Affect Your Relationship

 

We all have a past. It’s part of the unique story that makes you who you are. 

Being overly preoccupied with the past perhaps isn’t helpful; but there are undoubtedly important things from your history which, when worked through, can help you fully experience the present and look forward to enjoying a future filled with rewarding relationships. Read more

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Worried About Your First Counselling Session? Here’s How to Prepare

 

As I sit here trying to figure out what to say, coming to mind are the complicated feelings connected with doing something new for the first time; beginnings. Read more