Author: SHM

On loss, grief and mourning.

Loss, it’s part of life and inevitably we will all experience it many times. Some people go through a process and come out the other side, while others either don’t suffer at all or seem to suffer for longer or more deeply. Here’s a closer look and what might help.

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So many kinds of counselling and therapy, what’s right for me?

This is probably the most asked question (or variations of it) after ‘what’s the difference between counselling and psychotherapy’? There are many different kinds and these are sometimes known as modalities. I’ll give a run down on the more popular modalities and you’ll be able to see what the differences and similarities are and I’ll also talk about what’s important to look for when you’re thinking of seeing a therapist.

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Book Review: The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz

One of my friends thought it might be a good idea to do some self-help book reviews of what might be useful but also what may be not so good. So my first choice is something I read early last year which I enjoyed. Keep reading to find out what I liked about it.

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Case Study: communication in relationships

Sometimes the reason we have difficulty in relationships is that communication isn’t happening effectively. How we talk to each other doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be good enough that we have something to build and improve on. Once we have that first step we can learn to get better at it which in turn can lead to greater closeness, trust and partnership. Below are two examples of communication in a relationship.

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