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Meet the Therapist – Amanda

Meet the Therapist – Amanda

I know from personal experience the value of therapy and the positive changes it

When is Anger Management not Enough?

When is Anger Management not Enough?

I was stuck in the rush hour traffic last week and I was fuming.

The Christmas Survival Guide

The Christmas Survival Guide

Christmas can be a wonderful time with the family but for many, it can

The Rescuer in Depth

The Rescuer in Depth

In my last blog, I introduced the concept of the Triangle, the 3 positions

What role do you play in your drama?

What role do you play in your drama?

Have you ever wondered why you keep repeating the same old patterns? Ending up

Developing Self Compassion

Developing Self Compassion

The Dalai Lama tells us “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.

The Amazon Mind – What Harry Potter Taught me about intrusive thoughts

The Amazon Mind – What Harry Potter Taught me about intrusive thoughts

I bought my grandson some Harry Potter frog chocolate last Christmas from the online

5 Relationship Myths Busted

5 Relationship Myths Busted

We are surrounded by images of perfect, happy couples. Whether it is In movies,

Should We Suppress Our Anger

Should We Suppress Our Anger

Most people come to therapy because the are in pain. They may be angry,

The Couples Stroke Bank in the Therapy Room

The Couples Stroke Bank in the Therapy Room

In this week's blog, my colleague Anthony Woods explores how he uses the concept

You Make this Important Relationship Choice Every Day Without Knowing It

You Make this Important Relationship Choice Every Day Without Knowing It

To move towards or to move away? This is the simple choice we are

5 Rules for Friendly Fighting

5 Rules for Friendly Fighting

In the second of my series of blogs on managing conflict in relationships offer

Setting Limits on Conflict in your Relationship

Setting Limits on Conflict in your Relationship

All couples will face differences and challenges in their relationship. It is as inevitable

Working with the Person not the Diagnosis

Working with the Person not the Diagnosis

I dislike the term mental illness. I find it unhelpful. It seems to make

The Stroke Bank Challenge

The Stroke Bank Challenge

How much are you depositing in the Stroke Bank? This simple concept might just

Why nice guys should get angry!

Why nice guys should get angry!

“Anger is a signal and one worth paying attention to” Harriet Lerner

6 Reasons to Run away from Your Anger

6 Reasons to Run away from Your Anger

It has long been known that running, alongside other forms of aerobic exercise, has

Mindfulness – Does it really matter?

Mindfulness – Does it really matter?

I was inspired to write this Blog after talking with Joanna, another Counsellor who

Sometimes it’s Not About Anger!

Sometimes it’s Not About Anger!

In my last blog post “Does Anger get a bad press” I explored the

Does anger get a bad press?

Does anger get a bad press?

As an anger management specialist I frequently scan the web for articles relating to

3 Steps to a Loving Relationship (3/3)

3 Steps to a Loving Relationship (3/3)

I use the this exercise with my couple clients to open up discussions about

3 Steps to a Loving Relationship (2/3)

3 Steps to a Loving Relationship (2/3)

I know from my professional relationship with Nathan, we each have followed through our

3 Steps to a Loving Relationship (1/3)

3 Steps to a Loving Relationship (1/3)

You may both expect that you will mainly be talking about your feelings and

Why Timeouts go wrong (and how to do them properly)

Why Timeouts go wrong (and how to do them properly)

Taking a Timeout is probably one of the most taught techniques in anger management

The Stoplight Exercise

The Stoplight Exercise

Next time you get angry think of a traffic signal. Red light means ‘stop’

6 Steps in Bingley with Anthony Woods

6 Steps in Bingley with Anthony Woods

Many of you know me as a counsellor and couple counsellor, but I guess

What is Transactional Analysis

What is Transactional Analysis

Transactional Analysis (TA) is a theory of personality and a system for personal growth

What Is Anger Management

What Is Anger Management

Anger Management is a broad term that encompasses a number of interventions to help

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