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Being Made Redundant

Being Made Redundant

  Losing our job or business can be devastating.  I am reminded of a poignant part of the film The Full Monty when we see the redundant manager of the steel works, Gerald, getting ready for work each morning, pretending to his wife that nothing has changed...

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Loneliness

Loneliness

  Time alone is necessary for our mental well being. When we spend time by ourselves we are able to rest from the stresses and strains of everyday life, give ourselves the mental space to process our thoughts and then re engage with others in a more relaxed way...

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SAD in Lockdown 2

SAD in Lockdown 2

  Many of us are thrown out of kilter for a day or two when the clocks fall back. However, for some of us the loss of daylight hours can throw us off balance for a substantial amount of time and this can have a powerful effect on our mood.   What is Seasonal...

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The Colours of Life

The Colours of Life

  During Autumn, in between the rainy spells, it's good to get outside and appreciate the changing foliage around us. Autumnal colours are warm and earthy; the burgundy of a conker, the bright orange of pumpkin flesh and the rich browns and reds of falling...

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Moving Home

Moving Home

  Moving home is generally acknowledged to be a majorly stressful life event. Whether you’re moving into a rented house or buying your own home, moving house is always more involved than we first envisage.   The excitement and fantasy of living in your new...

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Loss, Bereavement and Mourning

Loss, Bereavement and Mourning

  Loss occurs when we lose something that is precious to us. It usually refers to a person, for example – the death of a loved one, but it can also denote many other circumstances such as:   Grown up children leaving home Being made redundant or leaving a...

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Resilience

  Whilst on holiday in Greece I was struck by the importance of the Olive Tree. Primarily by its beauty: the ancient dark gnarly trunk in contrast with the silvery sage and bright green leaves almost translucent in the sun. But also by its centrality to Greek...

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Embracing our Shadow Side

On a trip to Italy I saw many works of art and was struck by the amount of trompe l'oeil (a ‘trick of the eye’ style where objects are painted to look real) in the interior design of buildings. Looking closely I could see how important the shading was.  On further...

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Finding Constancy in Crisis

The lifeguard huts are now reinstated on the beach, a sure sign of spring's arrival and welcome normality in our current crisis. As I walked past the sea I noticed how still the beach was. Except for the waves. I watched them, mesmerised as ever by the movement in...

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How To Choose A Therapist

Who and What is the Therapy for? As counselling becomes more popular an increasing number of people are going to their GPs for help and finding themselves on a very long waiting list for therapy. As a result, more people are choosing to find a private therapist, but...

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My practice is based in Southbourne, Bournemouth. We meet in a comfortable private room and there is nearby parking. Southbourne is easily accessed from Bournemouth, Christchurch, Ringwood, Highcliffe, New Milton, Poole, and surrounding areas.