The difference between hearing and listening

When do you think you were last really listened to? Was it at your last work meeting? At the pub? Over breakfast with the kids? Most of us have had the experience of thinking someone has heard what you said, but not really listened to what you wanted to share. Hearing...

What if there isn’t a spring in your step?

Today is the first sunny day we’ve had since the snow and rain of winter. The media is full of photos of people sitting in the park or even paddling in the sea (although it’s still freezing!). Your friends and family might have even said ‘I feel so...

What is EMDR?

EMDR is a method of treating post-trauma symptoms. It is approved by the NHS for treating unwanted responses to trauma, and is often used by therapists in other settings. Unwanted trauma responses are flashbacks to the event (often triggered by sounds or sights in the...

Combatting Christmas Stress

Christmas is coming with all the excitement and joy it can bring. So why doesn’t it always feel that way?It’s well known that referrals to relationship counsellors (and divorce lawyers) go up in January after the Christmas holidays. The reasons are many:...