Helping Someone Vent Frustration

Helping Someone Vent Frustration

If someone in your life is frustrated, even angry and you want to help them vent their frustration there are two myths that have to be dispelled first: Venting frustration rarely achieves what we think it does.  Ranting or hitting a pillow to discharge anger...
Passing the Baton of Control

Passing the Baton of Control

This post looks at an issue between parents and teenagers that Bindi sees quite often during her work with parents and children and as a family counsellor. Without going into too many details, Bindi has recently been seeing a mother and teenage son.  The son...
Depression in Trowbridge

Depression in Trowbridge

We came to Trowbridge in 2006 in order to develop our counselling and therapy practice.  Trowbridge ticked many boxes for us: It’s the county town of Wiltshire, has good rail links and is near the Kennet and Avon Canal, a stretch of water that holds a special...
The Power of Story in Therapy

The Power of Story in Therapy

Stories are just for children aren’t they? Not for adults certainly.  For adults, they are at best a form of entertainment but certainly not something to be taken seriously. Throughout the evolution of our brain and for most of the history of the human race...
Depression: Causes and Advice

Depression: Causes and Advice

A Growing Problem Depression is one of the most common ailments in our society and rates of depression are rising. The World Health Organisation predicts that by 2020 depression will be the second highest cause of death and disability in the world. Although more women...