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Professional counsellors need training to identify, motivate and constructively support people to leave abusive relationships Professional counsellors were only just beginning to become alert to domestic violence at the time…

Isolation removes a person’s support network Isolation would have been a major factor for Alida’s difficulties in Canada because she was non-English speaking, Sophie thought as she joined Bea at…

Sister love is a great foundation for Alida’s husband Sister love for a younger brother is something which Opa relied on to survive, Sophie thought while she and Bea cleared…

Coercive behaviour is not always physical but pervades a victim’s daily life Coercive behaviour is being reported on the news everywhere in Australia thought Sophie as she enjoyed a warm…

Controlling behaviour is central to family and child abuse Controlling behaviour is overwhelming, Sophie thought as she struggled to open her eyes. She wished she could rouse her leaden body…

Schema therapy helps you change long-term life patterns Schema therapy consists of identifying your early maladaptive schema, coping styles and modes, and systematically confronting and challenging them. Schema therapy can address…

Friend who is a soul mate just clicks instantly Friend for life thought Sophie, following a quick visit by Bea’s very dear friend from the next apartment block. Sophie purchased…

Eco-anxiety counselling supports positive transformation Eco-anxiety counselling is described in an article  where they outline the development of this concept in 2007.  This blog has extracts from that article. It’s…

Green vegetable Health Benefits to Couples Green vegetable benefits include reduced stress, more energy, better memory and keep your body younger! Nearly half the people who reach the age of…

Brother fails to respect his sisters – Ch 35 Brother! Who needs one when he’s such a bully – even though he’s the youngest of four children, Sophie thought as…