6 12, 2017

How to survive the festive season with a dysfunctional family

By |2017-12-11T14:00:12+00:00December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The holiday season can bring out the best and worst in us and in our family members as potentially a lot of time is spent together and there often are expectations for the celebrations. We may have a wish to have a wonderful festive season like in the Hollywood films [...]

26 09, 2017

7 Steps for transforming your relationship – Part 2: Establishing a safe emotional bond and maintaining love

By |2017-09-27T15:18:50+00:00September 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Sue and Steve* recognise that they have become distant in their relationship since having children and they don't have a safe emotional bond. They are bickering over the smallest things, often over matters that feel trivial but at the time it feels like there is a huge wall between them [...]

22 08, 2017

7 Steps for transforming your relationship – Part 1: Assessing relationship patterns and sore spots

By |2017-09-27T15:19:50+00:00August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Kate and Tom have been together for 5 years. They are both professionals and have successful careers. They used to get along so well but more recently end up arguing more and more. Kate says that it is because Tom doesn’t listen to her and he is insensitive whilst [...]

12 06, 2017

How do our early relationships impact adult well-being & relationships?

By |2017-06-12T23:01:47+00:00June 12th, 2017|0 Comments

From the day we are born, we start to form relationships with people in our world and these early relationships guide our later relationships even in adulthood. The aim of this blog post is to explain how these early relationships often impact our intimate relationships in adulthood: what type [...]

28 05, 2017

Toxic relationships 3: Moving on & dating after a toxic relationship

By |2017-05-30T20:54:27+00:00May 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Liliana* spent many years in an on-off toxic relationship with a partner who was controlling until she had the courage to say “enough is enough”. It was hard initially making the break and she spent a considerable amount of time reflecting on what had kept her in [...]

3 05, 2017

Toxic relationships: recognising, healing and moving on after a toxic relationship

By |2017-07-04T14:00:04+00:00May 3rd, 2017|2 Comments

Recognising the signs of a toxic relationship Peter* is a big, manly man who is successful at work as a project manager. On the outside, you would not know that there is nothing unusual going on in his life. He has been going out with Kirsty for 5 [...]

6 02, 2017

When being fiercely independent leaves you feeling alone and isolated

By |2017-05-18T23:39:30+00:00February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Kate* is a professional woman in her 30s. She’s got it all going for her. She’s got a good job, has good friends and has great holidays. Kate’s always been an independent woman. She’s done her own thing and relied on her resources to cope and get by in [...]

24 01, 2017

Building on your confidence: The personal bill of rights

By |2017-04-07T08:48:05+00:00January 24th, 2017|2 Comments

Self-confidence can help you achieve and obtain what you want in life. You may have encountered life events that have either diminished your self-confidence or made it difficult for you to build a clear sense of who you are as a person, such as childhood trauma, childhood emotional neglect [...]

1 11, 2016

Rebuilding your life after separation and divorce

By |2016-12-18T13:00:35+00:00November 1st, 2016|1 Comment

Has your heart been recently broken and have you ended up either separating or are in the middle of divorce proceedings? It is so hard when the relationship you had such high hopes for ends and the person who you once loved becomes almost a stranger. Whether you initiated the separation [...]