I want to address this question because it’s one I am often asked. It depends on your particular circumstances, but there are some situations where single/individual sessions can actually prove to be a good idea. A really common situation is where one partner identifies the need for couples counselling, and the other is ‘dragging their… Read More

The tools of the emotional abuser can include isolation, humiliation, shaming, control and psychological intimidation. An emotional abuser will simultaneously terrify you, distance you from your friends, and skillfully leave you with the feeling that these things are the simple consequences of your own inadequacies.… Read More

The simple act of understanding and recognising how this mechanism works within your own character can enable you to withdraw the behaviours that produce this kind of confusion. Awareness may help to remove some of the negative feelings like anger and guilt that can block resolution in conflict.… Read More