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Wonderland

I heard of this from both friends and clients.  ‘Wonderland’ is a very well crafted 50 minute programme putting together real audio from Relate sessions with some very good cartoons.  Very well co-ordinated it is too.  The scenarios are typical of those that our clients bring to us, although we…

Why choose relationship counselling?

 It is often hard for couples to try relationship counselling, and some couples would put it off until their relationship is on the brink of disaster. This is not necessary and couples should try counselling early on when even small problems in relationships start to show. Addressing problems early on…

What is freedom?

During the Royal Wedding weekend I avoided the wall to wall broadcasts, banners, street parties and hype.  A group of about 40 of us met up to camp in a field in the middle of the countryside to spend 4 days chilling out and exploring the inner and outer worlds.…

Spellings - do they matter?

It has been interesting following the impact of search engines on the need to spell over the last few years.   Searching used to be a precise skill - one where I noticed courses being advertised in 'how to search'.  The spelling of what you were looking for had to…

Pills instead of relationship counselling?

I was shocked to read that there has been a 40% rise in prescriptions for anti depressants (SSRI's) since 2006.  There are now 23 million prescriptions a year for these. There have been various attempts to explain this, including better diagnosis and the economic downturn.  I think another, so far,…