What Does Healthy Interdependence Look Like?

If you’re in a relationship – and you want it to last and be satisfying for you both – you probably like the idea of healthy interdependence. What exactly that looks like and how to achieve it, though, might not feel so straightforward. You and your partner might well have different ideas about what healthy...

How Do You Feel About Christmas?

It’s Christmas…!!! Ugh. How do you feel about Christmas? December can be really tough. It’s a frenzied crescendo that some people adore. Others find it really difficult. And most fit somewhere in between. There’s a lot of fuss, which for some people is frustratingly focused on just one day. It’s a lot of work, for something...

Thinking About Depression: Use Your Time To Get What You Need

Thinking About Depression When I think about depression and low moods, and how to find a way out of them, I look at at three things: feelings, thoughts and actions. As an integrative counsellor I consider both the causes of depression and the approach to getting better from a number of angles. One of those is...

Understand Yourself Better: The Three People That Make Up You

One of the ways that counselling works is by offering a framework for you to make sense of yourself, your life and your difficulties. When you understand yourself better, you start to feel better about yourself, which is often one of the main aims of people coming for counselling. Most people also find that the...