Resources

Online Counselling ResourcesThis page is regularly updated with helpful relationship counselling resources from elsewhere on the web. Dive into some of the links below for advice and guidance on family matters, maintaining healthy relationships, navigating issues such as grief and bereavement, and more.

Lockdown Articles

Being in lockdown and being able to communicate via the internet has been a positive experience for some. They have been able to reflect on lost relationships and what is important and reconnect. The use of technology has provided the safety to do this. Read about their stories in this article.

Read: Lockdown Made Me Realise What's Important The Guardian

 

How to Manage Home Life and Relationships During Coronavirus

This article offers some great advice for couples and parents on how to manage in isolation as a result of the coronavirus. It outlines some useful ideas to keep you, your partner and family occupied – and there are some fun ideas for couples, too! Take a look at some of the suggestions.

Read “How to survive isolation with your roommates, your partner, your kids – and yourself” at The Guardian.

 

How to Explain to Your Children About Coronavirus

This is a really informative article outlining the need to talk to our children about the current coronavirus situation. Children will be hearing things about the virus and they will be worried. How you talk to your children about the coronavirus will depend upon their age but it is important that they have a voice and are given the opportunity to talk about their worries, it is also important that they know that their worries and concerns are usual reactions to not knowing all the information or what is going to happen.

Read “How to talk to children about coronavirus” over at Good Housekeeping.

 

How to Manage Home Life and Relationships During Coronavirus

This article offers some great advice for couples and parents on how to manage in isolation as a result of the coronavirus. It outlines some useful ideas to keep you, your partner and family occupied – and there are some fun ideas for couples, too! Take a look at some of the suggestions.

Read “How to survive isolation with your roommates, your partner, your kids – and yourself” at The Guardian.

 

Navigating the Grief Caused By Coronavirus

It is quite normal to experience a wide range of emotions in a time of uncertainty. During the coronavirus outbreak, everything we are reading and hearing in the news is quite frightening, painful and constantly changing. This article from Harvard Business Review helps to understand why we may be feeling the way we are just now. It is important to allow ourselves time and space to adjust to the losses we are experiencing and allow ourselves to have good and bad days just at this time. Be kind to yourself and to those around you.

Read “That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief” at Harvard Business Review.

 

How Can Romantic Relationships Survive Self-Isolation?

The current coronavirus situation is one we have never experienced before, so how will our relationships be impacted? This is a very useful article to help couples manage during self-isolation with their partner. If you are struggling to cope then please do get in touch with me.

Read “Coronavirus lockdown: how to self-isolate with a partner – without it ending in disaster” over at Stylist.

 

Online Therapy Articles

Zoom Therapy

This article explores one person's experience of counselling via Zoom and is really positive. As a counsellor I have been offering Couple Counselling for many years via Zoom very successfully. My clients echo the sentiments in this article that "there is something comforting about being in your own space which sharing feelings that might be difficult to talk about".  Counselling Online can be as effective as face to face counselling according to research and is accessible to all.

Read:  Zoom App Mental Health Therapy Advice  The Stylist.

 

Mental Health Articles

 

New Mental Health Hotline Launched in Northamptonshire

This is a new but valuable resource for those that live in Northamptonshire.  No matter what support you need the number to call is the same one for all services so you do not have to scroll through various services to try and find the one you need.  An extremely helpful idea for those that need to access Mental Health Support in Northamptonshire.

Read "Mental Health Hotline Launched in Northamptonshire" in the Chronicle and Echo

 

Couple Counselling Articles

 

The Benefits of having Couple Counselling

This is a really helpful article which will hopefully demystify some of the worries and concerns some couples have about coming to couple counselling. The counsellor is not there to take sides but to offer a "neutral space" for you to explore what is happening in your relationship.  When you are both so emotionally involved in your relationship it is difficult to see your way through, as a counsellor, we can be objective and position ourselves on the periphery of your relationship and support you to see a very different perspective.

Read : She wanted out I didn't - Couples who go to couple counselling in the Irish Times

 

Relationship Resources

How to Explain to Your Children About Coronavirus

This is a really informative article outlining the need to talk to our children about the current coronavirus situation. Children will be hearing things about the virus and they will be worried. How you talk to your children about the coronavirus will depend upon their age but it is important that they have a voice and are given the opportunity to talk about their worries, it is also important that they know that their worries and concerns are usual reactions to not knowing all the information or what is going to happen.

Read “How to talk to children about coronavirus” over at Good Housekeeping.

 

 

 

 

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About Joanne

Why Choose Me
  • I am truly passionate about working with couples and individuals to support them through their journey of exploration to achieve stronger, healthier and fulfilling relationships
  • I am a couples/individual counsellor with many years of experience working with Relate and in private practice
  • My clients describe me as an approachable, kind and empathic person who they feel at ease with
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  • A highly professional and confidential service
  • A relaxed, welcoming atmosphere in all my sessions, with humour interjected, which is so important when building relationships
  • A range of therapeutic interventions and creative techniques to support you in expressing your thoughts and needs, if this does not come easy to you

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