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Too Embarrassed to Get Therapy?

Far too many people never get the help they need because they are too embarrassed to get therapy. But you don’t need to feel that way and you don’t need to struggle through alone.  There are no prizes for doing everything single-handedly. Life is a team sport and we can all help each other in…

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How to Cope with Loneliness 

Loneliness has been a hot topic over the last couple of years with the pandemic and lockdowns and has been the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, but you don’t need to be alone to feel lonely.   Loneliness when surrounded by others Many people suffer from loneliness despite being in relationships, living with…

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Coercive Control: Spotting the Signs 

Coercive control is a form of domestic abuse that is often overlooked. Victims can feel trapped and isolated, and may not even realise they are being abused. In this blog post, we will outline what coercive control is, the signs to look out for, and how counselling can help you recover from coercive control or…

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There is Joy in the Little Things

There is Joy in the Little Things

Finding joy might seem like it’s impossible at the moment, but honestly, there is joy in the little things, and here’s how to find it. The journey from abuse, trauma, and grief is like traveling along a dark road full of twists, turns, and potholes. You might be navigating anxiety, depression, low mood, despair, suicidal…

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Are Embarrassment, Shame, and Guilt the Same Thing?

Are Embarrassment, Shame, and Guilt the Same Thing?

It’s a complete misconception that embarrassment, shame, and guilt are the same thing, in reality, they are different sides of the same coin (if 3-sided coins were a thing) and I think it’s important to recognise the difference between them. Last month I shared what shame is and how shame might be affecting you, even…

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Divorce Doesn't Mean Failure. Couple looking out to sea.

Divorce Doesn’t Mean Failure

Marriage is forever, except when it’s not. And it’s high time we stopped seeing divorce as failure and started embracing the new chapter we move into when marriage comes to an end.

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