“Why can’t I sleep?!”

The latest Population Health Survey in Hong Kong found that almost 50% of those surveyed had experienced some form of insomnia in the last 30 days. This could mean losing sleep because of difficulty falling asleep or waking intermittently in
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Co-parenting with a difficult parent?

Every family faces its own challenges; however, many high conflict divorces share the same dilemmas and woes. One that I frequently see, is “gatekeeping behaviour”.  Gatekeeping is when one parent displaying traits of a high conflict personality e.g. constant criticisms,
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COPING AFTER TRAUMA

The impact of trauma can be complex and hard to make sense of. Although everyone’s experience will be different, there are some common changes in mood, thinking and behaviour. Survivors of trauma often experience higher levels of anxiety, irritability, anger
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Codependency in Relationships

  In loving relationships, it is natural to put another’s needs first. Because of this, it can be difficult to tell when putting someone else’s needs first meets the threshold of codependency. As a result, codependency often and unfortunately goes
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One Small Change to Make Your Relationship Stronger

2019. January. It’s that time of year again where some of us are busy writing our New Year’s resolutions, but how many of us have included, as a priority, on our lists to work on ‘strengthening our relationship’ with our
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‘Tis the season to be mindful of your mental health

Christmas is meant to be a time of joy and happiness, but for some the festive season can be anything but jolly. The pressure to feel, and be seen, to be having a good time can be overwhelming. There are
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Play Therapy – Much More Than Just Play!

Since the birth of her sister a few years ago, 6-year-old Jean* had been experiencing daytime and night time wetting almost daily, despite having been successfully toilet trained in the past. After consulting a physician to rule out medical causes
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Thinking about your Thinking Skills

  Jackie*(aged 42) had been at her job in a large investment bank for a number of years and had recently been promoted. She noticed that she was finding certain aspects of her new role quite difficult. She found that
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Pre Marriage Counselling

    Many of us prepare for most things in life. We prepare for holidays. We prepare for job interviews. We prepare for dinner. We prepare for the kids to get into the right schools, albeit kindergarten and/or college. We
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Fighting Fair

photo credit The Greek word for conflict is agen, which translated into English is agony. If you have ever been in a conflict you will know it can be agonizing. John Gottman in his work with couples found that the
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