Time to banish our internal scrooge…

It’s the season to be jolly, to banish our internal Scrooge and put on hold, just for now, the negative of a dark year in world affairs. It’s a season above all, for children, for the magic they both bring and treasure. It’s hot-chocolate heartening to hear of a 10...

The time of our lives…

Move over, Dr Who…we are all time travellers of one tense or another:  counselling sessions resonate with reflections on the past dramas and delights that have shaped our clients’ lives.  Therapy can be part archaeology – sifting through old experiences to explore and...

A helping of hypnosis …

A man at the end his tether called up our hypnotherapist Sarah Eley. He was suffering inexplicable panic attacks – one so severe that he feared a heart attack and called an ambulance. ‘It’s common for such clients to avoid situations where panic might ensue’ Sarah...

We need to talk about sex!

We need to talk about sex.  Yes, we need that conversation again. You might think that everything that could possible be said on this subject – and then some -was already covered last century.  The 1960s, after all, gave us the Pill, the publication of Lady...

Searching for a domestic utopia…

When the University of Missouri surveyed the issues that most enrich relationships. sharing of the household chores ranked third only to fidelity and good sex.  This finding will come as no surprise to many modern couples battling over the division of domestic duties,...