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Sex & Relationships

No one gets me – what to do when you feel misunderstood

Do you feel like no one really gets you? That you’ve never properly felt emotionally supported by someone else before? It’s as though there’s a void, something missing – a sense of emptiness you can’t...

Why am I so critical of my partner?

Why do they always get everything wrong? They just don’t seem to get it… Whether it’s making a mess of your morning cuppa or the way they fumble their way through changing the lightbulb, whatever...

Feeling alone in a relationship – what steps can I take?

When we think of loneliness we may conjure up images of an elderly person living alone. But the truth is loneliness is a state of being – and it can happen to anyone. We will...

Lack of emotional connection in a relationship – what are the signs?

Do you and your partner feel like ships in the night? Do you “function” well together but always get the sense that there’s something missing? Your relationship may be lacking in emotional intimacy. But that...

Why do I need constant reassurance?

Do you find yourself running on adrenaline? Always second-guessing yourself – terrified of getting things “wrong”… Do you worry a lot about doing – or saying – the wrong thing and losing the people you...

Why am I scared to commit to a relationship? Overcoming commitment issues

Does the thought of marriage break you out in a cold sweat? Do you get an overwhelming urge to bolt whenever your partner tries to make plans that involve the future? If you fear getting...

What are my needs? Identifying your emotional needs in a relationship

Most of us were never taught what we need in order to feel safe, secure and loved.  When we’ve experienced safety, security and love, we know that we’re worthy of it. And we also know...

What is trauma bonding?

To get insight into what trauma bonding is, it can help to first understand the word “bonding”. Bonding is essentially the process of nurturing connection – how we become emotionally attached to another person. It...

A healthy vs an unhealthy relationship – how to tell the difference

As human beings, we have an inherent desire for closeness. The ability to form stable, healthy relationships is vital to our mental and emotional wellbeing. In fact, research has shown it can even help us...

When you’re terrified of relationships: overcoming fear of intimacy

Do you feel like your partner is always making unnecessary demands of you? Trying to encroach on your personal space or constantly trying to talk about their emotions? You might be asking yourself, “What more...