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The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. Carl Rogers

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MAY
14

What happens to children and young people when their parents are having difficulties in their relationship?

What happens to children and young people when their parents are having difficulties in their relationship?

 

“Every day in a hundred small ways our children ask, “’Do you see me? Do you hear me? Do I matter?” Their behaviour often reflects our response”. - L R Knost

 

Children take in so much more information than we realise, especially when they are in the pre-verbal stages of development. They take in information from the environment around them and are highly sensitive to moods, tensions and atmospheres. If you are having trouble with your relationship and you don’t want your child to be affected by negative emotions, then it is a good idea to try to avoid letting your children carry the weight of your anger, pain or frustration.

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AUG
02

Why should I go to a counsellor?

Why should I go to a counsellor?

All kinds of people, from all kinds of backgrounds, irrespective of age, gender, political persuasion, race, religion, socio-economic, sexual orientation or marital status seek counselling. Thankfully, it is becoming less of a taboo to be proactive about managing our own mental health, or even to discuss the subject. Seeing a counsellor is like having someone who you can talk to about absolutely anything; someone who just gets you. The fact that they are not involved in any other area of your life means that you will be given the space to present your real self, your world, your thoughts, your struggles, your pain, your dreams, your disappointments, your anger, your needs to someone who will listen to you without judgement and without their own agenda or opinion.

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