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  • ~ The power of listening ~
    A lot of people who come to Counselling are wanting to improve their relationships. How often do you speak to someone and sense that they aren’t listening to you? Perhaps there is something about their response, or lack of response telling you that you have not been heard or understood. Perhaps you have felt diminished … More ~ The power of listening ~
  • Feelings
    Feelings are an important aspect of our lives but the trouble is many of us have been brought up to ignore and override feelings. Childhood messages have a great role in contributing to this state of mind. We feel guilty if we express our feelings of anger, shame, guilt and annoyance. We are afraid that … More Feelings
  • Approval not needed
    Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, being nothing” ~Aristotle The need for approval kills freedom. It usually starts out as a logical tactic. We gain others’ approval, make them happy for a moment, and feel pretty good about ourselves. It seems like the perfect path to take — and … More Approval not needed
  • Men have feelings too
    Men have feelings too, however they often refuse to acknowledge them, much less talk about them. Emotions, negative thoughts and weaknesses may be expressed as anger but if feelings are not dealt with they can have a long term damaging effects. Some people have the preconceived notion that men simply do not have feelings. This … More Men have feelings too
  • Loss, grief and bereavement
    There is no timetable for how long grief lasts, or how you should feel after a particular time. After twelve months it may still feel as if everything happened yesterday, or it may feel like it all happened a lifetime ago. These are some of the feelings you might have when you are coping with … More Loss, grief and bereavement