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Ego States – The ‘WE’ that makes up the ‘I’

Ego states & how they work. Understanding the ‘WE’ that makes my ‘I’. There is the saying which goes: “You can choose your friends but not your family”. Interesting is that this same saying applies to your ‘internal family’. So what exactly do I referring to, when I talk about your internal family? Your ego states or internal family, is the different parts of yourself….

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Bottled Emotions – Opened please, not shaken!

Ever dropped a full bottle of fizzy cool drink and then immediately opened it?How was that? Did you have to spend the next while cleaning up? Did you have to apologise to people standing nearby, as they also got messed on? Did you end up saying to yourself, “What an idiot!” or “Why did I do that?” Emotions, like fizzy drinks, tend to create a…

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About me – Hayley The Counsellor

Welcome, I’m Hayley the Counsellor. As a counsellor I work to empower people, to restore health and happiness, to teach coping skills, to improve relationships, and to manage stress. Working with adults, adolescents, couples and families. With an eclectic training background, I will be able to adjust my approach, depending on your needs. As a Counsellor, I have been fortunate to work at inpatient specialised…

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My believes – Counselling information

When it comes to counselling, I believe that we are all dynamic psychological-spiritual-physical-social living beings. Treatment starts with identifying any depletion within these realms. For long term life change, we needs to move beyond the symptom and find the source. I honour the diversity of the human being and use an integrated approach within sessions. I will work with a variety of applicable modalities, coming alongside…

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Alcohol – Beyond the social facade

How do we educate our children around what is safe, responsible behaviour when it comes to alcohol? Our society, culture (and maybe up-bringing), have shown us behaviours which are possibly not beneficial to ourselves or our children regarding alcohol consumption. Alcohol is such an ingrained part of most of our cultures – we use it to celebrate and socialise, we need a drink to relax,…

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