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Dealing with loss at a young age

Not all kids go through life with a smooth start. Some of them experience grief and loss from a young age. People often don't realise how much events are affecting children, as children show their grief in a very different way to adults. This blog has some practical tips on how to recognise grief in young children as well as some tips on how you can help them as a parent or carer when they are struggling. It is very important for us as adults to help children get through their immediate grief so that they can enjoy their childhood.

When Is It Time for Marriage Counseling?

30 September 2016
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Most couples probably don't like the idea of seeing a marriage counselor; they may assume this means telling all the private details of their life to a stranger, who is going to then give them lists of things to work on, tell them how they're failing the marriage, and so on. However, it's good for couples to realize that a trained counselor can help you to improve your marriage and even feel happier about your life and relationship with your spouse overall. Read More …

Relationship Counselling for Couples Suffering Infertility or Pregnancy Loss

31 August 2015
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For a couple, having difficulties conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to term can place a heavy strain on the relationship. Not only is the subject emotionally fraught, but it also can be isolating, as infertility is not often or openly discussed. This turns much of the stress inwards, into the relationship. As a result, counselling can be a useful way to relieve some of the pressure on the relationship and open up communication in a neutral environment. Read More …

How to deal with your child’s teenage anxiety

24 July 2015
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While teenage anxiety is often dismissed as simple growing pains, for the young person and their family it can be a truly traumatic experience. Teenagers may act up because of anxiety, suddenly changing their behaviour and ignoring their parents' rules or lashing out. They may conversely appear very well-behaved and achieve highly but be feeling enormous pressure that could lead to breakdowns or self harm. Anxiety is a serious condition in teens as well as adults, and it affects upwards of 20 percent of young people; fortunately, being there for your teenager and offering the option of counselling can help address the issue. Read More …