Alcohol and anxiety

“I used to say to myself that a drink would settle my anxiety and help me relax, would settle my nerves.  Maybe it used to.  But in the long run it just made me more anxious.”  Anonymous It is a … Read more

Love is blind

Love is blind, the decisions we make Perhaps you are someone who has made reckless decisions in the name of love.  Perhaps you walked out on a long marriage having fallen for someone out of the blue.  You wouldn’t have imagined … Read more

Integrative counselling

Integrative counselling – developing counselling for you Integrative counselling is counselling that is NOT based upon one particular model (psychodynamic, Jungian, CBT, humanistic, existential, gestalt) instead your counsellor is able to draw upon different models to think and work to … Read more

Dealing with addiction

How do you recognise that you may have an addiction? Alcohol, drug, food, gambling, sex, or porn addiction problem? We might assume that it would be obvious and easy to spot, but it isn’t. With addictions, people ‘use’ drink, or … Read more

Therapeutic relationship

The value of a therapeutic relationship Good friends are precious but you don’t always want to tell them everything. Often there are things we would like to speak about but feel put off by our personal relationships. This is why, … Read more