Author name: Fiona Brewin

Can’t stop hurting each other: Time to put the brakes on, draw a line on hostilities and reconnect

Are Conflicts a sign of a bad relationship? Relationships are an important part of our lives and can bring us joy, fulfilment, and support. However, relationships can also be challenging at times. While it’s normal to have differences, it’s important to maintain respect, kindness, and open communication for frustrations, disappointments and resentments for a healthy, …

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Breaking the Chains of Anxiety and Depression: How to Find Freedom and Hope

What are anxiety and depression? Anxiety and depression are debilitating common mental health experiences that can universally affect us all no matter our age, background, or lifestyle. Anxiety is characterized by fearful and bad thoughts that show up as an emotional turmoil of worry, fear, with unease and agitation, and can manifest in a variety …

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Weight & Size

Do any of the statements below fit with your experience? Have you ever lost weight only to put it all back on again with a bit more besides, making you heavier than you were than before you started your diet.   Do you feel fear or panic when you reach your target weight or imagine yourself …

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Can Love Last

Can Love Last…… As a couple psychotherapist this is a question I have asked of myself and heard asked from couples I have worked with over the years. Exploring this has opened up felt experiences of security, safety and certainty from being loved and desired as well as the risks and vulnerabilities to rejection, humiliation …

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The Dark Side of Love

Signs of discontent In my blog http://www.signaturetherapy.co.uk/im-in-a-relationship-get-me-out-of-here/ I described some ways of being in a relationship that Psychologists label as symbiotic, co-dependent, undifferentiated, fused or enmeshed. Dances of hope, despair and stagnation All four patterns work with each partner being, usually out of their awareness, in roles that when combined make the system work as …

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