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Better relationships and your attachment style: the anxious attachment style

Posted on May 31, 2015

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Coming soon – What is the anxious style? If you think your attachment style is anxious how can you enjoy better relationships?

Better relationships and your attachment style: the secure attachment style

Posted on April 30, 2015

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Knowing your attachment style can lead to better, more satisfying relationships  The secure, avoidant and anxious attachment styles were identified by relationship psychologists, Cindy Hazan and Phil Shaver In the ’80′s they designed a simple questionnaire  based on a “Love Quiz” they placed in Denver’s Rocky Mountain News.  The quiz asked readers direct questions about their relationship history, beliefs [Read more...]

Your attachment style and better relationships

Posted on March 31, 2015

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Your individual attachment style can have a profound effect on the success of your close personal relationships So many people are in search of more satisfying relationships. Awareness of your individual attachment style can provide  useful insights into how to improve relationships and lead a happier, more fulfilling life. Knowing your attachment style can help you understand how you relate to others [Read more...]

Your guide to finding the right counsellor

Posted on February 27, 2015

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This post is last in the series to help you find the right counsellor. The decision to look for a counsellor requires openness and courage. Maybe you find yourself at a crossroads in life, or you’ve suffered a bereavement or loss such as divorce or unemployment. It could be that you feel generally dissatisfied or [Read more...]

The first meeting with your counsellor

Posted on January 31, 2015

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Arranging the first meeting with your counsellor So, you’ve searched the internet for counsellor profiles and have contact details for 2 or 3 you think might be right for you. What next? Making the first contact can feel awkward or difficult, so you’ll need to feel comfortable with the method you choose whether that’s by phone, email [Read more...]

Psychodynamic, humanistic or cognitive behavioural therapy? Your choice

Posted on December 31, 2014

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Choosing the right kind of counselling   Here’s a brief guide to the three main kinds of counselling on offer to you in the UK: psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behavioural. Each of them has spawned  variations under a variety of names, but rather than listing them all, I hope to help you consider which approach [Read more...]

Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Psychologist or Psychiatrist – Which is the right psychological therapist for you?

Posted on November 30, 2014

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Counsellor, psychotherapist, psychologist or psychiatrist? What are the differences? So far, I’ve used the word “counsellor” to cover the range of people out there offering psychological therapy which includes psychotherapists, counselling psychologists, clinical psychologists and psychiatrists. My guide to telling the difference between these groups will help you to understand something about what they say they [Read more...]

Finding the right counsellor

Posted on October 31, 2014

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Finding the right counsellor is much easier with some preparation and a little research The search for the right counsellor starts with a realisation that something’s going wrong with your life – a failing relationship, maybe, or feeling down or stressed for a too long - and you think some counselling might help. In previous posts I’ve looked at the [Read more...]

Should I look for a registered counsellor?

Posted on September 30, 2014

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Anyone can claim the title counsellor and offer counselling sessions to the public without breaking the law When you see a doctor at your general practice or in hospital, you know that they are registered with the General Medical Council. The GMC is a charity required by law to keep a register of all doctors, [Read more...]

The cost of counselling 2

Posted on August 27, 2014

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The cost of counselling and your budget If you’re paying for counselling, it’s important to work out your budget even before you start looking for a counsellor. You might not think this is a priority, but Sam’s story (The cost of counselling 1) shows the problems which can arise when someone commits to sessions without [Read more...]