Counselling

Letting go of shame

Letting go of shame

Shame is one of the hardest and most toxic of human emotions. It is centred in the belief that there is something wrong with you and carries thoughts such as ‘I’m bad’ or ‘I hate myself’. Because of its inherent behaviour of self-attack, it can be very difficult to seek help and support. Shame is

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Taking responsibility for our health

Taking responsibility for our health

The NHS is in the news on a daily basis at the moment, either with news about its potential demise, or reports from patients about the shoddy level of service that they have received. And within the NHS, it’s not least the local doctor, the GP who comes under the firing line very frequently. It

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What is a personality disorder?

What is a personality disorder?

A personality disorder is defined as: “a deeply ingrained and maladaptive pattern of behaviour of a specified kind, typically apparent by the time of adolescence, causing long-term difficulties in personal relationships or in functioning in society.” Put simply, a personality disorder is a mental health condition that affects the way a person thinks, behaves and

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Facing up to the end of a relationship

Facing up to the end of a relationship

It is now common for people to experience relationship break up several times in their lifetimes. The old model of staying together forever, although still a dream for many, is a reality for few. But even though many people have left relationships, or been left by partners before, it doesn’t necessarily become any easier to

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Reaching Out For Help

Reaching Out For Help

Lots of people still have mixed feelings about using professional support, even during times of struggle. Fears of being judged or misunderstood can get in the way of admitting to personal difficulties. Many individuals and families continue to go it alone, even during time of increased pressure and stress. More People Are Asking For Help

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Keeping your relationship happy

Keeping your relationship happy

From getting along with colleagues to showing your partner love and affection, healthy relationships are important for our emotional wellbeing. No matter how much you enjoy someone’s company, all relationships – even happy ones – need at least a little effort and work put into them to keep them fighting fit. Communication Communication is key

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