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Breakup Counselling – How do you know when you need it?

February 20th, 2024

Breakup Counselling – How do you know when you need it? Relationship breakups come in many shapes and forms – from a divorce that has been on the cards for years, to a sudden separation that you never saw coming, to being ghosted by the person you thought was “the one” on Tinder. Regardless of…

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Seasonal Depression Symptoms – Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

January 25th, 2024

Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) As winter progresses, bringing shorter days and longer nights, many people find themselves struggling with a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD for short. SAD is a form of depression triggered by the changing seasons. It affects a large number of people every year and if it’s…

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Christmas stresses 3 – coming down from the festive period

December 28th, 2023

In the lead up to Christmas, there are a million adverts and films that tell you exactly how the festive period should be enjoyed – what you should be eating, what gifts you should be buying, when Father Christmas is meant to arrive, and how you should decorate your home. But when the 25th is…

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Christmas stresses: managing the day itself

December 19th, 2023

Anxiety and Christmas Christmas Day – the culmination of weeks of anticipation and preparation. The turkey is in the oven, the presents are under the tree, and if you’re a parent of young children you’re sure to have already heard the famous question – “Has he been?!”. That morning, social media is awash with everyone…

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Christmas stresses: managing the build-up to the big day

December 15th, 2023

Christmas is a time of joy, celebration and togetherness. It’s full of happiness, seamless roast dinners, the exchange of perfect gifts, and families making memories. At least that’s how it looks in films, in the latest John Lewis advert, and in the endless amount of festive marketing that seems to arrive earlier and earlier each…

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Coping with loss: a bereavement that’s going to happen

October 27th, 2023

“We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love.” Anne L. de Stael Bereavement counselling Coping with the imminent loss of a loved one is an incredibly challenging and emotionally turbulent journey. Whether it’s an elderly relative nearing the end of their life or someone with a terminal illness, the impending bereavement can…

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Coping with loss: a bereavement from the past

October 22nd, 2023

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” Vicki Harrison Bereavement journey and dealing with a bereavement from the past Dealing with a bereavement is a complex and deeply personal experience. There is…

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Coping with loss: a bereavement that’s just happened

October 17th, 2023

“Some things cannot be fixed; they can only be carried. Grief like yours, love like yours, can only be carried.” Megan Devine Coping with loss: a bereavement that’s just happened If you have just experienced a bereavement and lost someone you love, the pain you feel right now can be all-consuming. It can feel absolute,…

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Lessons from Love Island: the importance of respect in a relationship

September 20th, 2023

Conflict resolution in relationships – lessons from Love Island Whether you’re a long-time fan, or can’t stand to watch a second of it, there’s no denying that ITV2’s Love Island has become a household name. Every summer, millions of people tune into the show at 9pm, six days a week, and settle down for an…

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Lessons from Love Island: navigating temptation in a relationship

September 11th, 2023

Does couples therapy help? What Love Island really needed ITV2’s Love Island isn’t back on our screens until next year and this summer’s series was just as turbulent and packed with drama as the previous nine. One of the main themes that the show deals with is temptation – whether it’s the islanders always keeping…

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