Counselling Articles

What is Internal Validation?

I cannot underscore just how important it is to validate other people, especially those we love and care deeply about (and I hope you’re getting it in return too), but what about filling your own […]

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Counselling Articles

Quick Guide to Validation

There is absolutely no doubt that if we are going to build depth in our relationship we must validate each other’s emotions (or ‘feelings’ if you prefer) and experience. Validation is what allows us to […]

Counselling Articles

Another link between Stress and Depression

There is a mountain of evidence that has already proven that prolonged stress often leads to depression, and now comes another study proving that very theory. The stress response is a fascinating physiological reaction and […]

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Counselling Articles

Exercise a Must-Do for Mental Health

There is no perfect “fix” or cure that works for everyone, particularly when it comes to life satisfaction and happiness. We all have different backgrounds, live in different settings and environments, and have different personalities […]

Counselling Articles

Good news! Stress diminishes as we age

It’s believed by some that Anxiety is a young person’s ailment, Stress is a middle-aged person’s big challenge, while Depression can be more prevalent in older people. This theory comes down to the rather rudimentary […]

Counselling Articles

Are you a Self-Sacrificer?

Almost, I’m talking probably 99% of my Relationship Counselling couples, include at least one person who can be classified as a Self-Sacrificer. It is remarkable how many people in couples counselling turn out to be […]