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Dealing with the Overwhelm of Parenthood

No matter how much you read, buy or get ready, nothing can really and truly prepare you for becoming a parent. You can have a knowledge and understanding of how to care for a baby but when your own arrives the feelings that engulf you are unlike any other and parenthood is both an emotional… Read More

How to Survive Large Gatherings

It may seem like a silly thing to some – why would you need to survive a large gathering? You go, you laugh, you talk, you drink and eat and have a good time. For some, yes this is how a gathering of friends, family, colleagues will go. However, for others, it is not like… Read More

Ways to make your 2018 resolutions stick

While many people make New Year’s resolutions, according to research, up to 80% of resolutions fail by February. So if you want to succeed, you’re probably going to need some help. Here are some tips on how to stick to your New Year’s resolutions: Make small, attainable goals Make your resolution one that is manageable… Read More

How to survive Christmas

Do you feel overwhelmed and stressed in the countdown to Christmas? You are not alone! To help you stay relaxed and enjoy the festive time, we’ve put some Christmas survival tips together. Do you have some strategies and tips? Share them with us! Do not try to please everyone this Christmas It is an unachievable… Read More

Taking a Positive Approach to Problems

Take a Positive Approach to Problems by Joy Sackett (Wood) “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” ~Raymond Lindquist When faced with a problem how do you usually react? It is a frustrating fact of life that problems can confront us almost every day. This may be a personal problem, work related… Read More

Know Your Power!

People often come to counselling and coaching in times of their lives when they feel powerless and stuck and get the support they need to help them through it. Do you feel like you have personally hit a brick wall, feel trapped and don’t know how to get out of a situation, relationship or dead… Read More

Who Cares for the Carer?

An article in the BACP magazine ”Therapy Today” dealt with the problem of people suffering a long term illness being at increased risk of suffering from depression. The problem is well documented and completely understandable. Their illness has probably robbed the patient of any prospect of a long, meaningful and happy life. All too often… Read More