Christina Schultz, MA, Counselor, New Directions Counseling Group, is offering a seminar to help support four couples facing the diagnosis and treatment of chronic and/or severe illnesses. This dyadic transition to illness program combines research findings from couples facing cancer and other illnesses, and techniques from The Gottman Couples Method, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and…

Are you enjoying more freedom and peace of mind this Summer? That is what Summer is all about… Freedom from the usual and the opportunity to Be… When was the last time you had a large chunk of time to do nothing? To just chill? To get in touch with your lightheartedness and ease? To…

Relationships depend on mutual respect. The value of family life, marriage of loving and stable relationships in bringing up children is central to relationships. Rights and responsibilities underpin relationships for self and others. Commitment to safety and wellbeing is important to consider in forming a familial relationship. Gender equality has to be considered but outside…

B is a fictional character based  my client’s experiences. All events depicted here actually happened in someone’s life (or a group of people) in the last week. Permission was sought to use life events but no names have been revealed…… I have been offering online therapy for over 10 years. During that time, I have built up…

Communication is the backbone of every relationship. Without communication there would be no relationship and it is usually the first thing to breakdown when a relationship starts to go south. In the beginning everything is great. You and your partner would talk for hours about everything and anything. Long talks over dinner about your day…

Can you imagine being locked away with another person for a number of years, isolated from the outside world and seemingly helpless to escape? In the above example, a narcissist would be telling the codependent they are safe with them while trying to find an escape route for themselves! A codependent would be enabling the…

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