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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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How Will Therapy Help?

Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year can be a difficult time for many people. We spend the holiday with family in a more intense way than normal and this can reveal strains, tensions and ruptures that we normally overlook or don’t like to admit in our daily lives....

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10 Ways To Survive Christmas

1.Communicate. Ask everyone what they want to do over Christmas. Including something of what everyone wants will make for a happier holiday and will show that everybody's wishes are important. Decide what you can manage to do, how you can do it and where you can do...

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Difficult Christmas Ahead?

The festive season can be difficult for many people. Plans are being made for the holiday season and whilst some of us spend time looking forward to them there are others of us who dread the question “What are you doing for Christmas and New Year?” Expectations are...

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Seasonal Spending Tips

In the run up to Hanukkah and Christmas there will be lots of celebrating and gift giving ahead. However, we don't want to spend so much money that we are going to have to pay for it emotionally and financially well in to next year. It's easy to overspend on presents...

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