Anxious Attachment: Signs, Causes, and Coping Strategies
As an online counsellor and working face to face with clients in the Reading area, I've seen how an anxious attachment style can significantly impact relationships. Do you find yourself constantly worrying about your partner's feelings towards you? Or perhaps you're always seeking reassurance and validation, fearing abandonment at any moment? These could be signs […]
Secure Attachment: What It Looks Like and How to Foster It
As a counsellor working with clients online or in person in the Reading area, I've seen how attachment styles can significantly impact our relationships. Among these, secure attachment stands out as the foundation for healthy, fulfilling connections. But what does secure attachment really look like, and how can we foster it in our own lives? […]
Understanding Attachment Styles: The Key to Better Relationships
Have you ever wondered why you seem to attract the same type of partner over and over again, even when you know they're not right for you? Or why you struggle to open up and trust others, even when they've given you no reason to doubt them? As an online counsellor working with clients in […]
Embracing Your Inner Child: The Path to Emotional Freedom
Have you ever found yourself stuck in patterns of self-sabotage, struggling with low self-esteem, or feeling like you're constantly seeking approval from others? These challenges may be rooted in the wounds of your inner child, the part of your psyche that carries the unresolved traumas and unmet needs from your earliest years. When our inner […]
Listening to Your Inner Child: Recognising and Addressing Unmet Needs
Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed, reacting to situations with intense emotions that seem disproportionate to the trigger? Do you experience a deep sense of loneliness, abandonment, or a yearning for love and approval, even in the presence of supportive friends and family? If these experiences resonate with you, they may be rooted in […]
5 Ways To Improve Communication In Your Relationship
As an online couples counsellor based near Reading, I've seen firsthand how poor communication can chip away at even the strongest of relationships. If you're finding yourself stuck in a cycle of misunderstandings, frustration, and unresolved conflicts, know that this is normal. The good news is that with a few simple strategies, you can start […]
Recognising the Signs of Coercive Control: Lessons from the Spencer Case
As an online couples counsellor based near Reading, I've been closely following the recent TV documentary about Richard and Sheree Spencer, which has brought the topic of coercive control to the forefront of public discussion. While their case is an extreme example of coercive control, it highlights the importance of recognising the signs early on […]
Attachment Styles in Couples Counselling
As an online couples counsellor based near Reading, I've come to understand the profound impact that attachment styles can have on relationships. Picture this: a couple sits on the couch, both feeling frustrated and misunderstood. One partner craves closeness and constantly seeks reassurance, while the other feels suffocated and pulls away. These patterns of interaction, […]