Changing the Way You Live

How do you develop a way of thinking about yourself and your problems which enables you to change the way you live? In my experience it is possible to work with another person to gradually build up an understanding of … Read More

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Don’t Ignore the Warning Lights

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. … Read More

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Codependency, What Is It? How To Stop It?

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 … Read More

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What Kind of Work Is This?

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, … Read More

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Living with Bereavement

Sooner or later we all come to grief, but how are we supposed to make sense of our experience? J Worden has written eloquently about bereavement, and here I have summarised some of his ideas. Just as the body needs … Read More

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Bereavement and the Mourning Process

In the mourning process the mind works through all of the connections that made up the relationship. You go over a myriad of memories and associations of the lost person stitch by stitch. It is both conscious and an unconscious … Read More

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