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Couples Counselling

In this ever increasing sociality we live in, relationships have become a huge casualty. Working, meeting dead lines, child care, caring for the elderly, running a home, the list goes on. We can often take relationships for granted, not realising that our most intimate relationships need attention and care. At any time a relationship can suffer from lack of input and communication. Neglecting a relationship can cause heart break, low self esteem, and feelings of loneliness, and hurt. It can affect our health and our identity, when we feel our relationship is failing. Whether married, in a...

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Abuse

There are many types of abuse, this can be in relationships, whether between partners, siblings, adult and child, and friendships. There is also abuse in the work place, schools, and in the public sector. Jealousy, anger and fear can be the key factors for abuse. These are very powerful feelings, as a person may feel threatened, and then feel the need to attack. Abusers can find it difficult to acknowledge their behaviour a being unacceptable, thus finding it hard to take responsibility for themselves and their actions. Abuse in a relationship it not always easy to...

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Understanding your sexuality

Going through puberty can be a confusing time for any of us, not only coping with the many body changes, but along with that our attitude about people, and who we may find attractive could change. As children we may like or love unconditionally, but as we grow and we become sexually aware. Attractions can and will change. For some people growing up and beyond, their own sexuality can be in question. Exploring your own sexuality can be very frightening, and confusing time. Peer pressure from family and friends can have a major influence on how a person believes they should behave and...

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Anger Management

Feeling angry is a normal emotion and indispensable part of the human race. All of us at one time or another will feel angry. We may feel angry about an injustice or a slight to ourselves or to another person, organisation or cause. Anger can be aroused when we feel we are not being heard, or misunderstood. Your thinking can get inflated and over exaggerated, thus feeding you anger into a highly Voltaire state. Others may feel a lack of control of any given situation, leaving them feeling powerless. In order to redress that balance, anger can be used to take control of the...

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Bereavement

All of us at some time in our life will suffer the loss of someone we love. Everyone’s experience of loss is different and very individual. Initially the shock of the event can take time to understand, and come to terms with. It can take time to comprehend what has happened. To take in that this someone is not coming back to you. The initial shock can leave you numb, and you may have difficulty excepting this loss. Grief often goes in a cycle; shock may be the first reaction with complete disbelief. For some people they may feel as if they are in a nightmare which they cannot wake...

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