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BY KATE CHORLEY

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Melissa*, a client in my counselling practice, stated sheepishly that she had a problem with her husband watching porn.

“I don’t know what’s wrong with me but when my husband watches porn it makes me feel like I’m not good enough…

She was almost apologetic that she was bringing this to the session – “I know most men do it, so I don’t know wh...

Self-love is a term that has been bandied around for some time now. We are told we should love ourselves, in fact we know we should love ourselves. But it seems hard to understand, many ask, ‘how is it done?’, as if it is something we need to learn to ‘do’. It seems the world has forgotten the meaning of what love truly is.

We have for...

Self awareness provides us with the emotional intelligence to successfully interact with others, the more deeply we know ourselves and why we do what we do, the more we can understand others, and with this understanding we can start to let go of judgement and bring more compassion to situations and therefore be less impacted by life. 

Self...

Grieving any kind of loss can be very difficult at the best of times and can cause feelings of confusion and desperation. If you identified strongly with who you were in the relationship or had your primary focus on your partner then the loss can be quite confronting, leaving you feeling lost and not knowing who you are anymore or where yo...

I have spoken to many people on the topic of self-care, particularly self-care in relation to those they are in relationship to. What I have noticed is that many feel bringing a focus to self, as in self-care, is largely a selfish thing to do. From my personal experience, I found that self-care is vital to the health and well-being of our...

Depression can creep up on you. It can begin with feeling a little flat, that life seems to have become boring and meaningless. This can then be followed by feeling a real lack of purpose, like ‘what’s the point’. Everything can become a drag, each day can feel like groundhog day; an empty repetition of the day before. You may try doing a...

Lack of sexual desire is most common in women, with one third of all adult women expressing that their low libido is a chronic problem that affects the quality of their lives, including half of all premenopausal women aged 30-50 experiencing this issue. This common condition is known clinically as hypoactive sexual desire disorder or HSDD,...

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