12 02, 2022

Support for your Wellbeing

By |2022-02-12T05:53:32+00:00February 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Support for your Wellbeing

A Swimming Summer Over the summer holidays I’ve had the opportunity to delve into a course of study: The Science and Practice of Wellbeing.  This course of study focussed on positive psychology.  It's been produced by The Langley Group. The biggest takeaway for me is first and foremost to extend compassion to oneself and others.  *  This [...]

7 06, 2021

The Gottman Institute

By |2021-06-07T05:16:04+00:00June 7th, 2021|Couples reconnecting, Relationship Assessment, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Gottman Institute

How is your relationship going?  Is it growing?  Recently I attended further training from the Gottman Institute.  This helps me  to further utilise the Relationship Checkup.  This research-based assessment adds value to relationship counselling.  The Gottman INTAKE process is made up of 4 sessions.   When counselling is done online, other arrangements can be made [...]

19 01, 2021

Nurture your relationship

By |2021-01-19T10:35:01+00:00January 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nurture your relationship

 Relationship Counselling: Nurturing Relationships  I will work with you in relationship counselling to nurture your relationship.  Nurturing your relationship also leads to better individual mental health, and vice-versa.  Comparisons It's so easy to compare your relationship with others.  This may be from what you see in friends' relationships, or what you read online or see in [...]

17 06, 2020

Counselling Illuminates Relationships, and helps you see the light

By |2020-06-17T03:18:59+00:00June 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Counselling Illuminates Relationships, and helps you see the light

  You and your partner can grow through Relationship Counselling.  Each have your own subjective reality of your relationship.  I hear partners separately in phone Intakes, and sometimes wonder if they belong to the same couple!   I hope that is not you.  However you can grow and catapult your 'growing up' through Relationship Counselling.  [...]

11 03, 2020

Bereavement Counselling

By |2020-03-11T23:54:34+00:00March 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bereavement Counselling

One of the skills I offer in relationship counselling is Bereavement Counselling.  When you hear the word 'bereavement', it may trigger particular memories for you.  Most people have had experience with bereavement following the death of a loved one, being a family member or friend, or even a family pet.  If not, you have certainly [...]

19 01, 2020

So thankful!

By |2020-01-19T07:27:58+00:00January 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on So thankful!

So it's now 2020.  How will you reset your attitude and intentions for this year?   By your engagement in Relationship Counselling, I can help to guide you in resetting your intentions. I have been intentionally practicing Gratitude by taking 5 minutes each night before retiring to sleep, and journalling 3 things for which I am [...]

29 09, 2018

Accept what you cannot change

By |2019-11-12T10:31:52+00:00September 29th, 2018|Couples reconnecting|Comments Off on Accept what you cannot change

Today I finished reading a novel by Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose. No doubt it was a Pulitzer Prize Winner, and I was sorry it ended. Yet the penultimate line was on the last page, “Wisdom….is knowing what you have to accept”.  This reminds me of the Serenity Prayer. The angle of repose that Stegner referred [...]

10 06, 2018

Connections

By |2019-11-12T10:39:06+00:00June 10th, 2018|Couples reconnecting|Comments Off on Connections

Many couples say that their goal is to learn to communicate better. I find that often in the past they have know how to communicate, however there have been some more recent roadblocks that have prevented it. Sometimes the daily routines and roles have gotten in the way of making intentional time to be together [...]

25 02, 2018

Life Transition

By |2019-11-12T10:33:52+00:00February 25th, 2018|Couples reconnecting|Comments Off on Life Transition

Midlife crisis or transformation? Some people make grandiose purchases in midlife. Does this mean that they are going through a crisis, or a search for more meaning? Perhaps both? Transitions can be stressful, however change is a constant in life. How we deal with stress will determine how we accept change. Certainly any decadent birthday [...]

14 08, 2017

Child-Foccused Parenting

By |2019-11-12T10:30:20+00:00August 14th, 2017|Couples reconnecting|Comments Off on Child-Foccused Parenting

When I see couples whose children are indulged with material possessions despite financial stressors on their relationship, I wonder if their children know about the finances? I hope they don’t! However the parents need to monitor their own spending priorities. Reduce Conflict around Children Other times I ask how conflict between partners impacts their children. [...]