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December 23, 2017

Christmas can highlight what is lacking in people's lives, magnify it and can bring feelings of shame, inferiority, a sense of failure. Also then feeling like one is bad if you are not in the mood to celebrate, feel happy or like the very season that seems the most...

December 23, 2017

Many of the difficulties we experience at Christmas among family members stem from the high expectations we impose on ourselves and on others.

December 23, 2017

Being frequently yelled at changes the mind, brain and body in a multitude of ways including increasing the activity of the amygdala (the emotional brain), increasing stress hormones in the blood stream, increasing muscular tension, and more. Being frequently yelled at...

December 23, 2017

I think the first thing that a clear contract offers is an opportunity for both client and counsellor to state what they are offering and what they want from the relationship. That gives us both the chance to consider how that sits with our expectations.

December 21, 2017

When we enter therapy and begin to explore our difficulties, we are likely to be faced with some painful feelings, thoughts, memories or perceptions. We may feel confused or uncertain. We may struggle to see the way ahead. This is the mud, the dark forest, the cold, de...

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