Menopause and the Couple

World Menopause Day – remember it? Sadly that’s unlikely as it drifted under the radar for most of us. What should have been a great chance to really flag up a pivotal part of every woman’s lifecycle just melted away. October 18th since you ask Of all the...

Why the Father-Daughter Relationship is so important

With Father’s Day still in our sights it’s worth reiterating the pivotal importance of the paternal role. In therapy, it becomes so clear that dads sometimes underestimate their influence on growing daughters. And women who have grown up with disappointing or punitive...

The Importance of Fathers Day

After the election chaos, the atrocities of the London bombings and yesterdays fire disaster in Grenfell Tower, Fathers Day on Sunday comes as a welcome relief. A celebration first observed in Washington in 1910 to honour fathers and father figures, step fathers,...

To have and to hold

To have and to hold or to have, love and let go, which is the question? The questions presented are both applicable to either relationships or parents and children.  To have and to hold is to be avoided if possible in both areas.  To hold a partner is stifling and...

The Challenges in finding a Healthy Work/Life Balance: Work

ONE:  When we focus on work… • We can often prioritise the demands made by work over the demands emanating from relationships. There can be a disproportionate focus on job over family. • The requirements of the job seem more straightforward, more clearly defined...