Human beings would not function without relationships. Our world is made up of different types of relationships and these stem from family, friends, spouses, and strangers. Maintaining a strong relationship requires constant care and communication and compromise. To read more about relationships, their importance and what can help improve relationships in your life, please read the blogs below…

Gaslighting

Gaslighting

More and more in the media today we hear the term; “Gaslighting” but what exactly is gaslighting? And how do you know if it’s happening to you?   Psychologists use the term “gaslighting” to refer to a specific type of manipulation where the manipulator is trying to get someone else (or a group of people)…

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Attachment Styles

Attachment Styles

While studying child and adolescent counselling and psychotherapy I found myself becoming engrossed in all thing’s attachment related and I feel this is something we all need to understand, especially our own personal attachment styles.   Recently, I have found myself on my own path of discovery, unearthing and trying to comprehend my own personal…

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Building your love map

Building Your Love Map

I have spoken about the Sound Relationship House in previous blogs (and have attached it below). It starts off with the foundation layer known as building your love map. Love maps are simply knowing the little things about your partner’s life which creates a strong foundation for your friendship and intimacy.   When I meet…

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Pinch Crunch Test

Pinch Crunch Test

To follow on from my previous blog “Communication vs Confrontation”, I wanted to write about the “Pinch Crunch Test”. This comes into play at the start of a relationship, and it can lay the foundations for communication throughout your relationship.   When two people meet for the first time, it’s wonderful! A physical attraction builds…

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Communication vs Confrontation

Communication vs Confrontation

Communication vs Confrontation   Communication is the basis of human extinct and as a relationship counsellor the main thing I hear from couples in the counselling room is that we do not know how to communicate. From my experience couples think that communication is or leads to confrontation. However, this does not need to be…

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