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June 29, 2019




For victims of past trauma or abuse, by far the most difficult thing to manage, is a marriage or close relationship. But we MUST be realistic about this. It will do us no good to try and minimize, justify or rationalize why we should stay in a partnership if it is clearly having a negative effect on us. We need to face the facts. Is this relationship working? Is this relationship causing us confusion, stress, anxiety, worry or fear? Are we clinging on to it because we simply don’t want to hurt the other person’s feelings? Are we maintaining this relationship for financial reasons? Are we hanging on because we are terrified of being alone, or because we don’t want to admit that this relationship is not working for our benefit? Are we afraid of being judged by others? Are we too needy? Are we clutching at an illusion of our own making, writing a script of a bright and beautiful future together when in fact the rea...

May 31, 2019

Recovery from alcoholism means a change of mindset and it is usually the case that some serious life decisions need to be made. We alcoholics are by and large overly sensitive and letting go of people, places and things in our lives is uncomfortable to say the least, but it could mean the difference between staying sober or staying drunk. If we cling on to our old habits, behavioural patterns, reactions and responses, we stand very little chance of maintaining sobriety. Our personalities, amongst other things, need to change.

So, how do we let go? It basically means that the thoughts in our head need to alter. During early sobriety, we are all scared, vulnerable and needy. We are entering into new territory and we do not know what’s on the other side. Often, we will cling on to toxic situations in our lives, being a case of “better the devil we know than the devil we don’t”. This is dangerous alcoholic thinking and will keep us drunk in our minds, if not in actuality. Remember, being so...

April 17, 2017

Stress: We've all felt it. Sometimes stress can be a positive force, motivating you to perform well at your piano recital or job interview. But often — like when you're stuck in traffic — it's a negative force. If you experience stress over a prolonged period of time, it could become chronic — unless you take action.

A natural reaction

Have you ever found yourself with sweaty hands on a first date or felt your heart pound during a scary movie? Then you know you can feel stress in both your mind and body.

This automatic response developed in our ancient ancestors as a way to protect them from predators and other threats. Faced with danger, the body kicks into gear, flooding the body with hormones that elevate your heart rate, increase your blood pressure, boost your energy and prepare you to deal with the problem.

These days, you're not likely to face the threat of being eaten. But you probably do confront multiple challenges every day, such as meeting deadlines, paying bills and juggling c...

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One 2 One Therapeutic Support is an international organization, offering help to clients worldwide through online sessions and also personally at our physical location in Cape Town, South Africa. All qualifications are under the auspices of the MHCPC (Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counseling) and the BACP (British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy) in The United Kingdom and Great Britain. MHCPC UK registration no. 1131804.

We do not have a South African Registration.

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