Lessons from Love Island: online dating and the paradox of choice

August 15th, 2023

Series 10 of Love Island has just finished, and after nearly two months on our screens – Jess Harding and Sammy Root were crowned the winning couple. In total, 32 islanders walked through the doors of the Mallorca villa this summer looking for love (and let’s be real here – a blue tick on Instagram),…

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The stresses of summer holidays as a parent – the effects on your relationship

August 9th, 2023

Summer holidays and parent stress go hand in hand for so many. On social media and on the television, the summer holidays are portrayed as a period in which time appears to be plentiful – six weeks filled with sunshine, days out, holidays abroad, relaxed parents and children who always seem to be smiling.  These…

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The stresses of summer holidays as a parent – the effects on a healthy work/life balance

August 3rd, 2023

Working parents can find it harder than most during school holidays The summer holidays bring joy, sunshine, and a well-deserved break for children. But for working parents, it can present unique challenges that are often more stressful than people perceive.  In the fast-paced, modern world that we live in, balancing the demands of work and family…

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The stresses of summer holidays as a parent – the effects on you and parent anxiety

July 28th, 2023

The stresses of summer holidays as a parent – the effects on you and parent anxiety As a child, the summer holidays were that golden, long-awaited time of year – six weeks full of endless possibilities, sunshine and fun. However, when you become a parent of school-age children, this time of year can bring its…

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Couples therapy – through the lens

July 24th, 2023

“There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.”F. Scott Fitzgerald  Couples therapy – through the lens Couples therapy is a form of therapy that works to facilitate positive change in a romantic relationship in a safe environment with the help of a trained therapist.  Couples come to therapy…

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Couples therapy – the DIY model

July 11th, 2023

“Behind every great relationship are difficult and uncomfortable conversations we rarely get to see. Great relationships don’t just fall into our laps. They require people to move through their fears and insecurities and do the hard work to move wounds into healing.”Vienna Pharaon 5 ways to have a healthy relationship Is your relationship struggling? Maybe you feel like…

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Why couples therapy works with a professional…

June 28th, 2023

Why couples therapy works with a professional… “I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it.”Mae West Maintaining a healthy relationship takes effort and commitment from both partners and no couple is immune to challenges or conflicts along the way.  Here at The Therapy Room, couples request our help for…

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Healing from Trauma

April 24th, 2023

Healing from Trauma If you have gone through a traumatic experience or are suffering from PTSD, it can often feel like a life sentence and something you will never be able to escape from. “Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life.” – Shah Rukh Khan However,…

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Living with Trauma and PTSD

April 10th, 2023

Living with Trauma and PTSD Living with trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be extremely difficult as the symptoms can only be ignored for so long before they begin to have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. When this happens, everything starts to suffer – from a person’s mental and physical…

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What is Trauma?

March 27th, 2023

What is Trauma? Trauma is a term which describes the impact a negative event or experience has on a person’s wellbeing and their ability to cope and function as a result. It can be caused by a wide range of experiences including abuse, natural disasters, car crashes, serious illness, violent events, career in the military, or…

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