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Separation Counselling: Why “Shall We Go For Counselling Or Split Up?” Is The Wrong Question

Separation Counselling

What is separation counselling? Isn’t couples counselling all about making it work?

If your relationship has broken down, you might be considering your options. Perhaps you have been thinking about trying couples counselling. On the other hand, maybe you feel like it’s too late to go for counselling together,

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Why Talking Therapy? Book Recommendation: Emotional Agility by Susan David

Talking therapy like counselling is still a bit of a mystery to many people. You might have questions like: Does talking therapy work? How? I feel terrible! How will talking about how bad I feel possibly make me feel better?

I recently read a fantastic book by Susan David,

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How To Resolve Arguments Constructively

How To Resolve Arguments Constructively

Sometimes despite our best intentions to raise difficult issues gently, things can escalate. Arguments can quickly become stressful and unproductive, especially when we are stuck in bad patterns. Most of us don’t get taught how to deal with horrible rows! But learning how to resolve arguments constructively can save you a lot of stress and heartache.

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Do I Need Counselling?

Do I Need Counselling?

“Do I need counselling?” It’s a question lots of people ask themselves at one time or another. Maybe you have been through a tough time lately. Or perhaps you just haven’t been feeling great.

There are lots of reasons to try counselling.

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Self-Care Ideas

When We Need Self-Care Ideas

Often I work with people who have been struggling with depression and/or anxiety for a long time. Maybe you have felt like this too: been in survival mode, feeling like you’re all over the place, just about coping. Managing to get through the days,

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What Will I Get From Counselling?

Lots of people think about it for a while before they decide to contact a counsellor. You know it will take up time, and cost money. Although you must be feeling some discomfort or pain or you probably wouldn’t be looking, questions hang over you: What will I get from counselling?

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How Sensitive Are You?

HSP Counsellor Brighton

Lots of people who find themselves looking for a counsellor or therapist have been told, or thought themselves, that they are very sensitive, perhaps even too sensitive. They are often amazed to discover that High Sensitivity (or Sensory Processing Sensitivity) is actually a normal,

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Self-Care Expertise Session in Brighton

Self-Care Expert Brighton

Last week I attended a One Girl Band expertise session hosted by Lola Hoad on the subject of self-care. The session was presented by Dionne Elizabeth, self-care expert Brighton, from Changing the Menu. Dionne creates art, music and wellness projects.

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The Listening Project in Brighton

The Listening Project Brighton

A few weeks ago I received an email from Gift Health explaining that they were looking for volunteer listeners for a Mental Health Awareness Week campaign, the Listening Project Brighton.

This idea started in San Francisco as Sidewalk Talk,

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What Kind of Counsellor?

What Kind of Counsellor?

Looking for a counsellor can feel complicated and overwhelming. What kinds of counsellors are there? And what kind of counsellor would most help you with your current difficulties? Here’s my take on that question.

“What do you do?”

“What do you do?” a stranger asks in a friendly attempt to get to know you better.

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