Assertiveness issues

It usually originates in childhood as a blend of personality and parenting. If a child is frightened by the response of an adult or older sibling to something they have asked for or been upset about, then they will learn to avoid doing or saying anything that upsets, displeases or annoys someone else. They often grow up to be people pleasers, seeking approval and finding affirmation in being someone who...

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Power and control

Couple Counselling Counselling can be either as a couple or as an individual if one refuses to come or the other wants to discuss the situation alone. Learning to communicate and manage and diffuse arguments requires skills which can be learned. Counselling offers the opportunity to explore and understand the dynamics of the relationship at this point. It is a calm environment where a couple will be able to listen to and...

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Affairs

Affairs happen for various reasons. It could be an external relief from pressure or stress, the relationship could have been struggling for a period of time and needs for intimacy weren’t being met within the relationship or a partner finds a friendship outside the relationship which develops into more serious feelings and an affair. Sometimes it as a brief episode which happens under the influence of alcohol or because it...

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The loneliness of loss

It can often take some time to decide to take the plunge and organising counselling. It may have been discussed in moments of stress but put on the back burner when tension eases or a difficulty is resolved. Also one partner may want to have counselling and the other doesn’t and only reluctantly agrees. It may also be that the relationship finally breaks down and one partner talks about leaving,...

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Relationships: power and control

It can often take some time to decide to take the plunge and organising counselling. It may have been discussed in moments of stress but put on the back burner when tension eases or a difficulty is resolved. Also one partner may want to have counselling and the other doesn’t and only reluctantly agrees. It may also be that the relationship finally breaks down and one partner talks about leaving,...

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Couple & Relationship Counselling

It can often take some time to decide to take the plunge and organising counselling. It may have been discussed in moments of stress but put on the back burner when tension eases or a difficulty is resolved. Also one partner may want to have counselling and the other doesn’t and only reluctantly agrees. It may also be that the relationship finally breaks down and one partner talks about leaving,...

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