Suicide rates in the UK have been falling, yet suicide is still the leading cause of death in young men. Having just had national suicide week, we are all considering the ways to be more aware of those with suicidal feelings. Can we learn and can we help to make a difference to the problem? Continue reading
Should your company provide employee counselling ? You don’t have to be Peter Jones, James Caan or Deborah Meaden to understand that a healthy workforce, both mentally and physically, is important to the success of your business. Traditionally we have been good at thinking about our physical safety at work. We have fire extinguishers, we go on moving and handling courses or we may have to wear protective clothing. Yet when it comes to mental health there is less of a safety culture. Yet the simplest changes, such as environment and access to employee counselling can make a big difference. Continue reading
Hope is it ever all gone? Pandora’s Box contained all the evils of the world which were release by Pandora’s curiosity. Yet, when the box closed again, only hope remained. The myth suggests that it alone protects us from the evils of the world. So what do we do when we find ourselves without it. What do we do when all hope is gone? Continue reading
Couples often are faced with this question about love when they enter relationship therapy. It is like there is a tilt in the axis of their world. They are suddenly unsure if their partner really loves them. They are treating them in a way that feels at odds with their concept of love.
When we first meet of course we don’t engage in the heady world of philosophy. We don’t ponder motivations or contemplate the meaning of actions. We enjoy the feeling of being cared for wholly and completely.
It is tempting, perhaps even probable that we will grow up with an idealised for of love – the Disney version. Continue reading
Anger is a release of pressure as feelings come pouring out. Some of these may be conscious and some may be sub-conscious. Anger can be useful allowing us to release those feelings but it has an ugly side too. It can be dangerous when people lose perspective or their sense of reality Continue reading
Perhaps your blood pressure rockets in traffic. Maybe you feel yourself at boiling point when your kids refuse to co-operate. Anger is a normal human emotion. We all get angry from time to time, however often with feelings of regret. Continue reading
Wondering if you should save your relationship? Are there moments when you would pack your bags and leave and others where you long to go back to simpler times when you knew each other? You are not unusual and many people before you have struggled with problems in their relationship and don’t know what to do to save it. It seems that things are going from bad to worse and there is nothing you can to save your relationship. Continue reading