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3 Signs You Are In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship

3 signs you are in an emotionally abusive relationship It is always tough to detect emotional abuse in a relationship. I mean, the person you love can be saying some not-so-nice things to you but they mean well, right? Well, not always. Even though we take some teasing and honest comments from our partners in…

When coming to a fork in the road – take it (Yogi Berra)

When coming to a fork in the road – take it (Yogi Berra) Life has a way of twisting and turning unexpectedly Posted Dec 26, 2010 SHARE TWEET EMAIL MORE Our three children are now in their 20s and exploring the diverse roads of life. By that I mean they are making decisions about whether…

Is sending a heart in a Facebook message being unfaithful? Or is it micro-cheating?

Micro-cheating is a label increasingly being used to describe behaviour which falls into a grey area between friendly interaction and infidelity At least old-fashioned philanderers knew where they stood. For them, only an extramarital affair was considered cheating. In the modern, digital age, however, it takes an awful lot less to wreck a relationship. Welcome…

Siblings of Special Needs Children

I found the following article posted about siblings of special needs children and wanted to share it with you. http://www.justbringthechocolate.com/blog/the-unsung-heroes/            

Parenting Together: Authoritarian vs. Permissive Parenting

Parenting Approaches Many couples struggle with their different parenting styles, one being generally strict and one laissez faire. We also struggle within ourselves-if we are too permissive and things become chaotic, we may explode with anger. If we are overly strict and that doesn’t work, we may give up completely. Often, one spouse allows the…

Here Is What Happens When You Break Up With A Narcissist

It is challenging and exhausting being romantically involved with a narcissist, but they can also cause havoc when they leave. Break ups are always hard, but when you’ve been in a relationship with someone who uses others and is obsessed with themselves, it can be even harder. On the surface, narcissists can seem charming, engaging…

Owning your story

Although counselling has been around for decades, more than ever before, people are accessing this medical service.  As the world is getting busier and people have fewer connections with one another – seeing a counsellor is one way for someone to connect.  It also offers the opportunity to connect with someone who is impartial and…