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Here you can find advice from our therapists and those with lived experience on topics such as mental health,  addictions and wellbeing.

Let’s NOT play Charades- Part 1

Charades was an ideal festive game – an old-fashioned diversion from drunk uncles, teenagers who’d rather be online and the same old family fallouts. But living your life as some kind of charade? Please don’t! Not in 2022 or any year thereafter. Pretending to be...

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Jealousy rebranded

Jealousy is not a fashionable emotion. Here in the UK it went out circa 1970 when equal partnership kicked the historical marriage model of proprietorial masculinity and dependent femininity into the long grass. 21st century relationships view jealousy as decidedly...

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Listen Up- how to truly listen to each other

Barriers to listening If listening was on the school curriculum, therapy might almost be redundant. We would drop such dismissive phrases as ‘Do we really have to bring this up again?’ ‘You’re exaggerating!’, ‘Stop moaning!’, and ‘I haven’t time for this…’.  But life...

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Rocked by the Cradle, partners to parents

There’s no mistaking the love that you and your partner have for your baby and yet you’re experiencing a truth that was impossible fully to appreciate before the birth: life as a couple has changed for ever. The transition to parenthood is a stage of paradox: it can...

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How To Rebuild a Broken Relationship in 2021

  According to Citizens Advice, the pandemic has created an "enormous strain" on relationships in 2021, with website searches on separation guidance and ‘ending a relationship’ up by 25% compared to the same time period in 2019.  Divorce solicitors often see a spike...

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What It’s Like To Be A Therapist During The Pandemic

COVID-19 has changed our lives in so many ways, it has had many negative and also some positive repercussions for us all. We asked our therapists what it's like to be a therapist during the pandemic in a time when many more people than ever need support for mental...

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Why this lockdown feels harder and how to handle it

We’re all thinking it, this lockdown seems so much harder. Days blending into one, no difference between weekdays and weekends, extreme boredom.. Does any of this sound familiar?    For many people this lockdown is much harder than before. With no end date in...

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What is online counselling and how does it work?

  Online counselling gives you the chance to speak to a therapist online without having to meet them face to face. Sometimes called teletherapy or remote therapy, speaking to someone online, over the phone, or via text can benefit people who need counselling but...

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Christmas: Mental Health and Wellbeing Tips

  Christmas is often labelled ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, filled with happiness and cheer, spending time with friends and family away from work and stress. However, for many who are alone, have experienced loss or strained family relationships,...

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Looking After Your Mental Health This Winter

December can bring mixed feelings for most and especially this year. For some there’s excitement about upcoming Christmas celebrations, spending time with loved ones, giving and receiving presents, eating and enjoying yourself. On the other hand, this year more than...

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