To those who are wandering may you find strength to continue your quest as you seek a place to call home. To those who are desperate for answers may you find peace in the not knowing amidst the anxiety of the search. To those in fear may you find the courage to acknowledge that which

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I went out for a walk in the sunshine in Weston-super-Mare on Friday. I saw some building works and for some reason it reminded me of the time I was in one of my favourite seaside haunts last summer. I used to visit this place regularly as a child on holiday and it became a

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Do you ever stop to think about your relationship with your partner or spouse? How happy are you both? How well do you communicate? If you are able to answer these positively, then that’s great! There are folk who come to me for couples counselling and they find themselves at various stages from just wondering

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So 2017 is several days old now, and I wonder how it’s shaping up for you? Maybe it’s a bit too early to tell. It might also be hard to differentiate between New Year blues and just generally getting back up to speed after a long break. These of course are merely generalisations. Some people

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Monday 10 October is World Mental Health Day, the focus of which this year is the support people can provide to those who are in psychological distress. The objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues worldwide. According to the World Health Organisation, “The Day provides an opportunity for

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The Referendum result last month came as something of a shock to a lot of people – even those who voted to leave! It certainly stirred a lot of debate and emotion. The main concern was, and still is, the potential for division and even hatred. It got me reflecting on how things can be

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I had a client some while ago who felt anxious. After working with him for a few sessions he said that there was something he needed to tell me, but had been afraid to do so because he wasn’t sure how it would affect him. Obviously for reasons of confidentiality I’m not going to say

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If you think back over the past week, what were the things that didn’t go according to plan, or that went wrong? Were there mistakes you made, or perhaps a few ill-chosen words? And the $64,000 question – how did those things make you feel? I suppose it’s as much to do with how you

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Here’s one for all you Scrabble fans out there. What words could you make from these letters? There are two words which I can spot which form the basis of a good way of relating one to another. The words are related to each other in some respects. These two words say a lot about

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22nd March was designated World Water Day by the UN General Assembly over 20 years ago. Just a quick look at www.unwater.org will give you all manner of water-related information and statistics, particularly relating to the developing areas of the world. So why am I writing a Thought for the Week about water? I think

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