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Happy Families

Happy Families

This is a vast subject and so on this occasion I’ve decided to approach two important aspects of family life. Build a strong foundation Marriage, partnership and parenthood require a lot more work than many people realise and it helps to approach these important land marks in life with reflection and preparation rather than just allowing ourselves to be carried away on a wave of emotions; although... »

Is stress at work affecting your relationships?

Is stress at work affecting your relationships?

It is estimated that about a third of UK employees are unhappy in their work. Work stress is known to put people at serious risk of anxiety and depression and to have a detrimental effect on relationships. Mental health organisations are concerned about the pressure of an increasingly demanding work culture. In the US as well as in the UK people are finding it more challenging than ever to juggle ... »

Have Yourself a Healthy Little Christmas

In my role as a therapist I concern myself with people’s emotional health. Christmas can be a time of peace and joy but for many it can be a time of disappointment, stress and great sorrow. Here are some survival suggestions. Christmas can be a time of disappointment if our expectations are too high; if we want everything to be perfect but find that things go wrong. It’s a good idea to let go of t... »

Compulsive Eating Disorder

Occasionally, there may be underlying physical imbalances that cause people to crave food and if this is the case they need to be addressed. However, many obese people don’t realise that they are suffering from a progressive and debilitating mental health disorder known as Compulsive Eating Disorder. They may be feeling a deep sense of shame, hiding their behaviour, feeling isolated and feel despe... »

Men’s Health from a Therapist’s Perspective

It is well documented that men in the UK are less likely to take advantage of the availability of free Primary Health Care than women. According to research commissioned by the leading UK mental health charity Mind, men account for 75% of suicides. Men are deeply conditioned, from boyhood, to maintain an insular stoicism and to believe that it’s socially unacceptable for boys and men to cry. They ... »

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