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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 […]

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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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Must-See Validation Videos

There are many, many benefits to having a thorough understanding of Validation, however, some people do struggle to get a handle on it. Of course, there are two types of validation – External Validation and […]

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The Four Basic Relationship Types

As a relationship counsellor you start to see certain trends and similarities in the couples that present for support. It seems to me, after years in the job, that although no two couples are exactly […]

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Shared Finances a Step to a Healthy Marriage

The Beatles famously sang, “Money can’t buy me love,” but married couples who manage their finances together may love each other longer, according to new research.  Prior research suggests a correlation that couples who merge […]