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Six Principles of Emotional Self-care

This post explains the importance of inner self-care and what it involves.

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Your Partner: Ally or Adversary?

Being in a long-term relationship is challenging.  It is inevitable that you will sometimes slip into cycles of withdrawing (sulking or silent treatment) and of being adversarial (defending or attacking). This is your natural fight-or-flight instinct taking hold. How partners cope with these cycles determines the quality of the relationship and, indeed, whether the relationship […]

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AND not BUT

“Don’t put your “but” in the face of an angry person” – Marshall Rosenberg If you are interested in being an effective communicator, you are probably interested in the power of words and language. One I have been practising for some time in my own life is avoiding the word “but”, often by substituting the […]

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Can my relationship be fixed?

By attending counselling, you give your relationship the best chance of being improved. Many relationships can be saved, but not all. The most important predictor of the durability of a relationship is the level of motivation of each of the individuals to continue the relationship. If both are really keen to make it work, chances […]

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