What is Realistic?

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People can have an idea that a psychotherapist or counsellor will quickly make inspirational interpretations of their situation and that their lives will be changed very quickly. I think this is unrealistic. What is possible is that through working with … Continued

Don’t Ignore the Warning Lights

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Often people will describe living with difficult feelings. They might not have them all of the time, but they experience feelings that recur and that make their lives difficult. These might be feelings of anxiety, fear, stress, loneliness or anger. … Continued

Codependency, What Is It? How To Stop It?

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Broadly speaking, in codependent relationships, one person’s help supports (enables) the other’s underachievement, irresponsibility, and immaturity while making the helper feel better about themselves. Left unchecked, in codependent relationships, a pattern of relating develops in which one person becomes the … Continued

What Kind of Work Is This?

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People can be surprised by the idea that psychotherapy is work. They can see it as something lighter than work, surely talking can’t be work? It can take time to appreciate the kind of work that this is. For example, … Continued

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