Communication

Relationship red flags, it’s not me it’s you

What do you do when you meet someone you like, you start dating but there’s a few things about them that make you feel uneasy? The honeymoon period You might even find yourself trying to justify some of the behaviour, despite that nervous feeling in your stomach. ‘When we are in love or when we

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Communication

The time is right for online therapy/counselling

With the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), more and more people are turning to online counselling. Therapy in the comfort of your own home can be a lot more appealing in terms of travel times and the current issues around social distancing due to COVID-19. Online therapy has actually been available for quite some time and

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Communication

My five top tips for blended families

Do you want to be right or do you want to be together? I recently put together these tips for blended families to thrive: 1. The couple needs to come first. Some clients find this tip a bit shocking, but remember that your partner is best placed to soothe you and take care of you. This then

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Communication

Gratitude – the most underrated way to improve your relationship

  ‘She doesn’t need to thank me’, ‘She knows I’m grateful for what she does’, ‘It feels embarrassing to say thank you to him’ and ‘Why should I have to say thanks?’ – these are all reflections that I have heard from clients when introducing gratitude as a powerfully effective tool to boost their relationships.

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Communication

Want better communication with your partner? Try a soft start up…

Since the outcome of a conversation is generally predicted by how the first three minutes go*, it makes sense to fine tune your communication skills. The harsh start up Often, the conversation tends to go this way: “You’re so lazy, you never unstack the dishwasher!” This is a harsh start up – you can guess

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