Two Asian men lying side by side. How to deal with a breakup by Stephanie Ambrosius Mental Health

How to deal with a breakup by Stephanie

London Couples Clinic’s Stephanie Ambrosius contributed to an article on how to deal with a breakup and examines the pros and cons of seeking closure with an ex for The Stylist magazine. This extract particularly resonated with me:

“We see our lives in the past, present and future,” Ambrosius explains. “It’s sort of made up of puzzles; you put all the pieces together in a puzzle to create your past, to create your present or to create your future. So if everything feels like it’s going fine and then, at one moment, a part of the puzzle breaks, or goes missing, you lose sense of who you are in your story.”

“Then you start to doubt your past or the decisions you’ve made in your present, and you start to worry about the future.”

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What is counselling really like?

Have you ever wondered what counselling or therapy is really like? If yes, then the short book ‘Counselling for Toads’ by Robert de Board might be for you. It is based on The Wind in The Willows book and it is a thought-provoking account of Toad’s experience of individual counselling. By reading the book, you should get a clear idea of what counselling is really like.

Through the book, Toad learns how to analyse his own feelings and develop his emotional intelligence. He meets his ‘rebellious child’ and his ‘adult’ along the way, and by the end of the book, is setting out on a completely new adventure.

Best-selling author, Robert de Board says: ‘Toad’s experiences are based on my own experiences of counselling people over a period of twenty years. Counselling for Toads is really an amalgamation of the many counselling sessions I have held and contains a distillation of the truths I have learnt from practice.’