A link

Coupleworks sometimes find it useful to link everyday news items to real experiences of one of our couples.  A news item which illustrates this was reported recently:- The North Circular is not a motorway….it is a main road running through both private dwellings...

Memory

It is now six weeks since the moving and emotional D-Day landing anniversary which made people in Europe and the wider world stand still and marvel about the courage…

Autumn

Autumn has early memories for all of us who live in countries with seasons and brings many feelings as it arrives. It can bring a sense of wellbeing and comfort and also melancholy and depression. This disparity highlights how hard a couple needs to work together with...

Ducks, birds and humans .. cont’d from 22/11/2015

Taking a leaf out of John Bowlby’s attachment theory, originating in the study of sheep, I have spent time observing Mallards and Moorhens. Unlike Swans, I don’t think they are monogamus, however both the beautifully  coloured male Mallard and the black...

A duck’s lesson to humans.

A story referred to in Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth and The Power of Now has stayed in my mind for many years.  I shall share it because it felt significant in terms of moving on and not becoming stuck by clinging to negative emotions. The story is brief and I...

My Experience Working with Clients

I often read about what it’s like from the client’s experience working with a therapist.  I thought it might be interesting to know what it’s like seeing clients from a therapist’s prospective. Since I started seeing clients back when I was training at TCCR some 25...