Feelings can be powerful things. As children, we find them overwhelming, and we need the adults who care for us to contain them for us until when we grow we can learn from their example and manage our feelings for ourselves. Developmental theories suggest we would expect children to need … Continue reading
One of the reasons people enter therapy is that their relationships are failing. Relationships with partners, parents, friends, colleagues, siblings. And relationship failure can cause great pain.
What can a relational therapist do to help?
Firstly, develop a strong, therapeutic relationship with the client. The client can use the therapeutic … Continue reading
Don’t wait for a major relationship breakdown to have a breakthrough…
When it comes to finding love and sustaining important relationships, most people tend to leave their success or failure almost entirely to chance. This applies as much to singles struggling to find love on the dating scene and families … Continue reading
Counselling offers the opportunity to face your true self in a safe, supportive space. The process of self awareness represents a significant crossroads in the life of the client and the stage of the therapeutic relationship. Is the client ready and willing to explore their true feelings with their therapist … Continue reading
Have you ever wondered why you can’t get into a relationship, or why you can’t make relationships last? Are you waiting to find the right person, but never seem to meet them? Relationships can be challenging, especially when we all have busy lives and not much time to devote to … Continue reading
Anger is of course a normal, healthy emotion that anyone experiences when they are going through a distressing or threatening experience. But this fearful healthy emotion, can turn into a monster when the feelings behind the anger are not managed, when discussing an issue in your relationship. It can cause … Continue reading