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The Power of I - taking responsibility for yourself

The idea of taking personal responsibility can be overwhelming. So often we hear that we ‘just need to take ownership’ or need to ‘hold ourselves accountable’ - but it’s rarely exp...  more  

Choose to love, even when you struggle to like

While we all want to believe that the road for any relationship should be smooth and easy to navigate - that isn’t always the case. Even the strongest of relationships can run into...  more  

'To Give and Not Expect Return...'

Relationships are built on a foundation of a number of elements - love, trust and respect among them. Each day we focus on trying to strengthen these elements, adding to them if ne...  more  

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