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New Year, New You

We are all familiar with the concept that on January 1st we should all magically be able to change habits or behaviours that we struggle with, and adopt new ‘better’ habits almost ...  more  

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

For some the season of twinkling fairy lights, presents, decorating the tree and Christmas parties is pure joy. For others, it's the most stressful time of the year. Whether you’re...  more  

Changing Seasons: Learning to cope with inevitable change

If you feel the gentle tug of anxiety creeping back in as the nights draw in and the weather turns then you aren’t alone. Studies estimate that around 5% of the population suffers ...  more  

When Lovers Turn To Friends

For most of us the idea of our long term partner being our best friend is pretty close to the ideal scenario - after all, who wouldn’t want to navigate life with the person they li...  more  

Empty Nest Syndrome: How to cope when they’ve branched out alone

For many parents, the moment that your child (or children) leave home is held up as the pinnacle of parenting - that moment when you ‘get your life back’ and have freedom again. Ho...  more  

How counselling can help when separating

Deciding to separate as a couple can be a sad, scary and lonely time. You might feel that you have lost the person you could turn to for support, or you might feel relieved to have...  more  

Culture Clash - how cultural differences impact our relationships

In today's modern, more connected world, interacting with people outside of your own sphere is far easier than at any point in history. Our eyes have been opened up to how people l...  more  

Strengthening the bond – what makes a good parent-child relationship?

Childhood is an informative time in anyone’s life. It is a time of learning, development, and having experiences that will shape the rest of your life. Your experiences in childhoo...  more  

Happiness in a Relationship

It’s a phrase that we hear a lot: “He is happily married”, or “They are in a happy relationship.” But what exactly does it mean to be happy in a relationship? Does it mean never a...  more  

Triggers - The Third Partner in a Relationship

Unresolved trauma can have the ability to manifest into triggers and have a damaging effect on relationships, more so with partners. One way triggers can emerge can be how we rep...  more