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Does Couples Counselling Work?

By Ian Tomlinson | Feb 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

So does couples counselling work? In this video I explore whether couples counselling works, how to make couples counselling successful if you decide to do it and why couples get stuck in couples counselling. If you are interested in having couples counselling and would like to discuss it or talk through the options we can…

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Training In Expatriate Issues for Therapists, Supervisors and Health Professionals

By Ian Tomlinson | Jun 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Date:   Saturday 22nd July, 2017 Venue: The Affinity Centre, 29a Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AR. 10am – 4pm. Cost:   110 GBP per person About this course In our increasingly mobile world, therapists are often called upon to address the needs of clients who have lived and worked overseas. Expatriate living impacts individuals on multiple…

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Successfully Supporting Expatriates in Therapy (Level 1)

By Ian Tomlinson | Jun 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Date: July 23, 2016 Time: 10am – 4pm Venue: The Affinity Centre, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AR Cost: £100 Participants: This training is aimed at Counselling and Psychotherapy professionals Rationale This course is essential for those who wish to further develop their counselling repertoire for understanding and working with children, young people and adults from an…

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Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) Personal Development Group.

By Ian Tomlinson | Feb 16, 2016 | Comments Off on Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) Personal Development Group.

This is a 10 week, invite only,  Thursday afternoon group starting on March 3rd 2016 at the Affinity Centre. 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Facilitated by the very experienced ACT therapist, trainer and supervisor, Ian Tomlinson and co-hosted by Bill Stevens, this group will provide an ACT consistent environment for individuals to bring about change.  The work will be…

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Transgender and other gender identities

By Ian Tomlinson | Feb 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Written by Marianne Oakes Gender identity does not start and finish with female and male, boy and girl or even man and woman. No, gender is an expression of who we are as a person in our environment and in the wider world. Generally speaking, our gender identity is assigned to us at birth and…

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What Is Coaching?

By Ian Tomlinson | Mar 20, 2015 | Comments Off on What Is Coaching?

The International Coach Federation defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential” and the coaching experience as “professional coaching focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes and managing personal change.” If you’re looking to develop a particular aspect of yourself or your…

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Anger Management Course

By Ian Tomlinson | Nov 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anger can be a useful emotion when you need it to push you to do something that needs to be done or change a situation that is frustrating you.  It’s an emotion we all feel.  When anger gets to be the only way you express your emotions or a regular feature of the way you…

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Group Therapy In Wilmslow

By Ian Tomlinson | Sep 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this post I’m going to explain why group therapy has been proven to be a really effective method of tackling many issues. We human beings are social animals. We are part of a group in our families, with friends, at work and when we go down the pub. Being able to relate to others is…

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What is Hypnotherapy?

By Ian Tomlinson | Oct 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy based on skilled communication. It is aimed at directing a person’s imagination in a way that helps to elicit changes in perceptions, sensations, feelings, thoughts and behaviours. A hypnotherapist works with a client to explore the therapeutic goals desired, discussing previous medical history, general health and lifestyle in order…

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