Counselling Articles

What is ‘Evidence-Based’ Therapy, Practise and Treatment?

You might have seen the term ‘evidence-based’ on different psychology and psychotherapy sites. It sounds impressive — but what does it really mean? A Definition of ‘Evidence-Based’ The term ‘evidence based’ means that the best available facts and information have been taken into account. It’s a term mostly used in connection to health services, although...

5 Reasons Your New Year’s Resolutions Never Work

Do you set the same New Years resolutions every January, but they never come to pass? There might be valid (and changeable) reasons why. 5 Reasons Your New year’s Resolutions Fail 1. You have Limiting Core beliefs. Core beliefs are deep-rooted assumptions about ourselves, others, and the world, that we form based on our experiences as a child. Unless...

New Year New You? Try This First

With all the focus on making resolutions for a ‘new year, new you‘ there is one crucial oversight. Progress doesn’t happen if we are stuck in a pattern, and patterns happen when we don’t resolve past experiences. If you find yourself setting the same New Years resolutions every January without ever truly achieving them – then...

Co-parenting at Christmas – Can It Ever Work?

Co-parenting is challenge enough. Add the stress of the festive season, and it can be overwhelming. How can you best navigate co-parenting at Christmas and make choices that reduce your holiday stress?  1. Get it all in writing. Texts are short and can be misunderstood – switch to email while making arrangements and ask good questions until...