Couples And Counselling

When you meet the one, all of us instantly think this is it. My life is mapped out and nothing will ever change. Of course that is very the beginning of a relationship when no matter what you do, the other person never sees anything wrong in what you are doing. Over time it’s completely normal that gradually this begins to erode, and it is those small irritating habits that your partner has which become more noticeable, and all of sudden you actually start to begin to blow those bad habits out of all proportion. The reason why we do… [Read More]

With Divorce On The Rise Should We Be Going To Pre-Marital Counselling

Nowadays when people meet their life partner they so often rush into living together and getting married. They go into way too quickly. In some cases this is absolutely great if it works out, but so often people who rush into marriage do so without really getting to know their partner properly. Of course the consequences of getting married so quickly could mean they end up in the divorce courts. This is something in which statistics prove unequivocally that divorce is definitely on the increase in those early years of marriage. The average marriage lasts about 12 years which is… [Read More]

Seasonal Affective Disorder: SAD How A Therapist Can Help

We are now heading into the depths of winter where the days are very short and daylight is at minimum. Even during the day if it’s overcast it can look and feel very miserable outside, and these sort of days can have quite a dramatic effect on people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder, more commonly known as SAD. I for one know that when I wake up in the summer, look out of the window and see the sun shining, it instantly puts me in a good frame of mind. I feel positive, happy and motivated. However come winter,… [Read More]

The Importance Of World Mental Health Day October 10th 2018

Being a man that grew up in a society that was basically conditioned and taught that men are strong and must at all costs never show weakness or become emotional, meant that it was almost impossible for me to open up about suffering from depression in my twenties. The stigma that surrounded men and depression of twenty or so ago was truly incredible. Admitting that I was not well and simply wasn’t coping with life, and that I hadn’t coped with life very well since my teenage years was tough. Ok you couldn’t see my illness. It was not like… [Read More]

How Talking To Someone Helped Me Conquer Depression Finding The Right Therapist

Last week I wrote a post about the mental health issues I have had in my life for the unofficial There For Him campaign and the campaign for raising mental health issues during mental health awareness week. All this got me to thinking about the time when I was most likely at my lowest point in my life. Severely depressed and on all sorts of medication that yes the medications were helping. But they weren’t totally solving the problem, I needed something more, the mental issues and depression I was suffering was just being kept under control I was healing… [Read More]

Getting Therapy To Help With Your Mental Health

Mental health is still seen as a subject not to be talked about. Consequently this means that so many people suffer in silence. There is a definite stigma attached to the fact that you may have mental health issues, however the amount of people suffering from depression is huge. Sadly so often people don’t realise how difficult it is to live with depression, and although people’s attitudes towards depression is changing, there is still a belief that it is not a health condition that needs treatment, but it’s simply not a case of putting a smile on your face, pulling… [Read More]