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If your relationship has broken down, you might have asked yourself whether it's worth trying counselling. Or is it too late? Should you just split up?

This article explains why going to counselling or splitting up is a false dichotomy.

http://hove-therapy.co.uk/blog/separation-counselling/
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It was a pleasure to share my thoughts on strategies for tackling depression for this article for +Psych Central...

https://psychcentral.com/blog/what-helps-depression-beyond-therapy-and-medication
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My latest blogpost looks at depression and low moods though the lens of Transactional Analysis or TA.

TA provides a framework for thinking about how you use your time. Perhaps you could you use it differently to get more of what you need and feel better.

This is one way of thinking about depression and what you can do to help yourself.

http://hove-therapy.co.uk/blog/about-depression-ta-strokes/
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Is talking therapy like counselling a bit of a mystery to you? You might be wondering if it works, and how. Or even thinking "I feel terrible! How will talking about how bad I feel possibly make me feel better?"

I recently read a fantastic book by Susan David of Harvard Medical School. The book, Emotional Agility, does a great job of explaining why facing your feelings – particularly the more uncomfortable ones – can actually make you feel better.

My latest blogpost is about Emotional Agility and what it has to do with talking therapy. You can read it here: http://hove-therapy.co.uk/blog/talking-therapy/
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Here's what one client had to say about counselling with me, Catherine Sly:

"Catherine describes herself as a demystifier – and she is. But not just of psychobabble. She helped me through the fog of self doubt, delusion, depression that clouded me in a difficult period of my life. And in place of fog she helped install the ropes and tackle I needed to climb onto dry land, out from the cold, and find a seat back by the fire.

But equally, she possesses a superpower (and a useful one for a therapist): she has an off-the-chart ability to listen. To make you hear her listening, to adjust the quality of silence you sometimes need to say what you didn’t know you were going to say, to make you feel heard. Her empathy is palpable; yet I’ve never once felt patronised.

Most extraordinary is that she does all this without judgement or prejudice, but with sincerity and good humour.

It’s pretty much the perfect combination and I can’t think of anybody who wouldn’t benefit from talking to Catherine.

And I can’t thank her enough.”

Find out more here: http://hove-therapy.co.uk/counselling-hove/
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Sometimes even when we tray our hardest to raise difficult issues gently, things can escalate. We all get stuck in bad patterns, and experience stressful and unproductive arguments. If only we had been taught how to deal with horrible rows! Learning how to resolve arguments constructively can save you a lot of stress and heartache, so here are my tips.

http://hove-therapy.co.uk/blog/how-to-resolve-arguments-constructively/
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Do you struggle in your relationship to start productive conversations? My latest blogpost is about how to raise difficult issues with your partner.

http://hove-therapy.co.uk/blog/how-to-raise-difficult-issues-with-your-partner/
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Are you looking for Brighton counselling?

I have updated my "location, times and fees" page with details of my new office.

I now offer counselling at two locations across the city at BN1 2PG and BN3 7NF.

Further details are available here: http://hove-therapy.co.uk/brighton-counselling/
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"Do I need counselling?" - it's a question lots of people ask themselves at one time or another.

Here are seven things you might have been thinking or feeling that could suggest you would benefit from seeing a professional counsellor.

http://hove-therapy.co.uk/blog/do-i-need-counselling/
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Are you interested in trying counselling but feeling anxious about contacting a counsellor? Read more about what will happen next when you book your first counselling session here: http://hove-therapy.co.uk/first-counselling-session/
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