How To Help Your Child Cope With Tragic Events

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Recently a 7-year-old Australian boy was killed in a terrorist attack in Spain. It attracted enormous media attention and had a significant impact on his school community. Events like this are rare thankfully, but they are tragic and can be very confusing and anxiety provoking for children. Particularly if someone from their school is involved. […]


Can A Couple Recover After One Partner Has Had An Affair?

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There are few events that can have such immediate and devastating effects on a relationship as the revelation that one partner has had an affair. Or in some cases is still having an affair. For both partners, it brings up all sorts of questions: about themselves and their boundaries, about the relationship; and about trust […]


Using Our Strengths And Finding Purpose

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Do you know where your strengths lie? Are you using them in your life? If you’re not, then what is it that stops you from doing so? Perhaps you allow emotions to get in the way? Or possibly you’re too caught up in a struggle to overcome weaknesses to recognise your strengths? As a Life […]


Ten Tips For An Awesome Relationship (Part 2)

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Welcome to the second installment of my “Ten Tips For An Awesome Relationship” blog. As a registered psychologist and relationship coach, I have coached many people through “okay” relationships; helping them to develop the skills required for a truly “AWESOME” one. You may recall that in part 1 of this blog I shared the first […]


Ten Tips For An Awesome Relationship (Part 1)

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Valentine’s Day has just been and gone for another year. It’s a day to celebrate love, and many people go to great lengths to show their love and affection for their partners. Sadly, for many couples it’s one of the few days in the year they are able to make their partnership a priority! In […]


Some Tips For Enjoying This Christmas

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Christmas is just around the corner and by now you are probably well into preparations for the big day. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be getting excited as you think ahead to happy, relaxed and stress-free times with family and friends. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always turn out that way though. It can be a […]


Great Tips For Reducing Christmas Stress

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I love Christmas. What’s not to like? It’s a magical time of the year with presents, good food, holidays, time with family and friends, along with great weather to match. And it’s just around the corner! It can be a wonderful time, but unfortunately it can be an unhappy, stressful and even lonely time for […]