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Kind words

Kind words

[Lucy] is... deeply empathetic, a great listener and compassionate, and has a deep moral code that underpins her work and which serves to act as its fuel. Her ability to see things from the perspective of her clients and/or employers is a true gift and she is a fierce...

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Mental Health in Children

Mental Health in Children

I was updating my safeguarding training recently and came across these worrying statistics. Sadly these are unlikely to come as a surprise. Research from July 2020 reported by the ONS and The Children’s Society showed that 1 in 6 children aged 5-16 had a probable...

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The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth

I've been intrigued by labyrinths for a while and sometimes refer to them when working with clients going through separation and divorce. A labyrinth is like a maze except it has one entry point, one route around it and one exit: a maze, by contrast, has multiple...

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What’s it like to have a divorce coach?

What’s it like to have a divorce coach?

When I first separated, I hadn't heard of a divorce coach. I had no idea how one could help. If I could go back and change just one thing about my divorce, it would have been to get a divorce coach from the start. Whatever stage you're at with separation and divorce,...

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A Problem Shared…

A Problem Shared…

“I’ve never told anyone this before.” There’s a pause…. And the person on the other side of my zoom screen takes a breath… and starts to talk. Sometimes there are tears, sometimes nervous laughter and sometimes it takes a few more minutes before the truth hits the...

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Divorce and broken families

Divorce and broken families

Separation and divorce will reshape your family but it doesn't have to break it. Yes, living arrangements may change; one or both of you may get a new partner; relationships will shift and alter. However, I firmly dismiss the suggestion that divorce should break...

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Separated summers

Separated summers

Although the weather might have us believe anything but, summer is in full swing. For thousands of separated families, this means children will be dividing their time between two parents during the school holidays. In some cases this is an informal or flexible...

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Divorce: does it harm children?

Divorce: does it harm children?

Divorce is surrounded by myth and taboo. I have met many people who think that divorce harms children, and not only think it but cite it as a reason to stay married. In the main it seems that parents can separate and divorce without causing undue harm to their...

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Getting divorced? Get started.

Getting divorced? Get started.

No one has ever had your divorce before. This can be a source of frustration and creativity. Frustrating, because you have to decide where to start. Creative for the same reason. And even once you've worked out how to get started, there are plenty of decisions ahead....

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week… As you go through divorce, mental health becomes especially important. Divorce can compromise your mental health. Compromise, yes, but not destroy. Sometimes divorce and separation can feel as though your life is being turned inside...

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