Addiction in a Couple

In couple therapy where one has an acknowledged addiction, there is a real challenge for them to see that this situation can only be changed by both partners adapting their behaviours. Addictions are based on distorted thinking and this is underpinned by the...

Fundamentals for Couple Closeness

Couples come to relationship counselling with a wide range of unresolved issues, and the therapist often has to listen closely to hear the themes behind the words. In the clamour of unheard grievances, missed opportunities and feelings of neglect, the predominant cry...

Living with alcoholism in a family

It is impossible not to be affected in some way if you are living in a family with an alcohol dependent member. The negative effects will touch everyone around a problem drinker.  Living with chaos and unpredictability are the main effects on families, but alcoholism...