Yes, we can and should dare to hope. But we should do it by understanding what 2020 has brought us and plan for a better future for ourselves. Hope is one of the most important emotions for human survival. It gives meaning to so many things that we do and engage in. Starting new relationships,
Counselling has traditionally been conducted face to face. A trusting relationship, necessary to the therapeutic work, has been facilitated by a fixed time and place. Online counselling in the UK has been frowned upon by many clients and therapists alike because of the limitations that it brings.
Rise of Online Counselling during Corona Virus Increased social isolation, loneliness, health anxiety and financial and job pressures create the perfect mix for an increase in stress on relationships and mental health challenges for individuals.
Making relationships work can seem like hard work. It does not have to be. There are simple rules that govern all relationships and following those can be very helpful. The reasons of success in the short-term for success of romantic relationships like physical attraction and common interests may be enough to get you off to a
Conflict over money, infidelity, parenting, extended family arguments, differing life goals or life changes are some of the reasons why partners come to couples counselling. There are also those who have fallen out of love but may or may not know it yet. The plate is full Often couples can deal with one problem at
Arguments in couples are usually marked by two people trying to convince each other that they are right. They are fuelled by adrenaline and therefore can bring anger, raised voices, intense body language, blaming and maybe finger pointing with them. Why do couples argue? People have differences. That is just a fact of life. About
Anger is a part of the normal human emotional spectrum. Unless you have reached a state of nirvana, you will experience anger from time to time. That is perfectly normal and in that way, I will not be unique to you. But there can be too much of it. It may get in the way
Healthy boundaries in relationships are highly recommended and are an essential part of effective communication in couples. What are boundaries We often only think of boundaries in terms of physical objects or territories. For example, boundaries are found on the football pitches or cricket grounds, or perhaps in land ownership. These are symbolised by a
Culture plays an important role in a person’s development. It teaches how to think, behave and follow a set of behaviours that are considered a part of the “norm” within a society. With the best of intentions, couple relationships are hard to navigate without the cultural difference. But if there are cultural differences in the
Does the political situation in a country impact relationships? Aboslutely it does! I recently spoke to New Statesman about relationships during Brexit. Knowing how you are going to put food on the table and how you are going to pay your bills are some of the most important things to think about. They tend to