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  1. 08/02/2017

    Five Top Tips for a Non Commercial Valentine’s Day

    By Bay Whitaker

    As Valentine’s Day approaches, we see a proliferation of cards, teddies, heart-shaped boxes and red roses in the shops.   While there is nothing wrong...

  2. 08/06/2018

    Rebuilding Trust....After the Affair

    By Gill Wier

    When one partner has been deeply hurt by the other’s actions - through an affair or some other kind of betrayal - it can be hard to see how trust can...

  3. 11/11/2014

    Let's Talk about Sex

    By Bay Whitaker

    Research shows that couples who rate themselves as having a good sex life also tend to talk about sex.   But for many of us conversations about sex wi...

  4. 22/09/2014

    Drifted Apart? Four aspects of closeness in couple relationships

    By Gill Wier

    Couples who come for counselling often say they have lost a previous sense of closeness and have “drifted apart”.  At different stages of life each pa...

  5. 02/02/2018

    Introducing…Relationship Foundations

    By Gill Wier

    Are you preparing for marriage, planning to move in with your partner or about to start a family together? Our new Relationship Foundations course sup...

  6. 16/11/2016

    Just Ask: A 6-Step Method from Anger to Change

    By Bay Whitaker

    When in conflict with my loved ones, the things that often rile me the most are the behaviours that happen over and over again.  And like so many peop...

  7. 22/04/2016

    How to make couples counselling work for you

    By Gill Wier

    It takes courage to come and talk to a counsellor about problems in your relationship.  Most couples come for counselling because their relationship i...

  8. 18/01/2016

    Turning Conflict into Communication

    By Sarah Saatzer

    There are many things we are not taught at school or by our parents or the people around us. The trouble is that this can give us an unconscious or co...

  9. 14/05/2013

    Are you speaking your partner’s Love Language?

    By Gill Wier

    Have you ever had the experience of doing something really special for your partner then being disappointed that their reaction was not as positive an...

  10. 30/09/2021

    Supporting couples as we emerge from the height of the COVID-19 pandemic

    By Gill Wier

    Have you noticed a change in your relationship since the start of the pandemic? With long periods of time spent within each other’s company alone, wor...

  11. 10/03/2022

    Finding safety again in relationships

    By Laurence Keith

    Some people get mixed up between threat and soothing in relationships and are then unable to access the calm, safe spaces they need to heal. How can w...

  12. 16/09/2020

    To The Rescue

    By Bay Whitaker

    Are you someone who finds it difficult to see a colleague struggle with a task?  Do you often find yourself with a list of little extra jobs you’ve un...

  13. 01/02/2022

    Watching Couples Therapy

    By Bay Whitaker

    Watching “Couples Therapy” My family have recently been glued to a show on BBC i-player called “Couples Therapy”.  It’s a fly on the wall documenta...

  14. 24/01/2020

    Three Tips to help break your social media addiction

    By Bay Whitaker

    It was announced this month that the Royal College of Psychiatrists is calling for research into the effects of social media on mental health of young...

  15. 13/05/2022

    Why Don't You - Yes But

    By Bay Whitaker

    One of my favourite books is called “Games People Play” by Eric Berne.  Published in the mid-60s it was a pop psychology best seller, looking at diffe...

  16. 25/09/2023

    What is Psychosexual Therapy

    By Diana Gibson

    Psychosexual Therapy is a talking therapy that addresses sexual problems that you have found are causing distress for you as an individual or with a p...

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