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If you are interested in how you live your life well, this site can help you.

However resourceful, successful, fit, fulfilled and well… just OK you are, you have surely known times when your normal talent for getting it right abandoned you.

From time to time any of us can find ourselves momentarily in the doldrums, unsure of which way to move next, or simply in need of a chance to step off the treadmill and plan.

That’s where this site comes in. Whether you are going through a bad patch – an adjustment to change for example – or your difficulties are more sustained and mean you’ve struggled over time, I’d like to show you that it can change. “Life doesn’t have to be like that” has been my mantra for years. I believe it, and I can demonstrate it.

The items on my blog are all aimed at prompting thought and signposting a way through some of the unavoidable challenges we face. Everything I write is intended to be light, accessible, thought-provoking and relevant to your life in some way. My posts are backed by 30 years’ experience as a therapist and consultant, and a lifetime of dealing with this stuff myself, and learning.

The same is true of my therapy. We won’t spend time discussing what went wrong, your guilt or your failures. I’ll help redirect you by identifying your strengths, focusing on and improving your abilities. A shift should occur in the first session, and often that’s enough for some people. Read more about Single Session Therapy. Read more about Barry Winbolt.

In cases where more sessions are needed – some people prefer it this way and not everyone chooses a single session – I typically see people for three to five sessions. This is what other practitioners like me generally find as well. Brief Therapy and Coaching means identifying and building on your competencies and strengths, with quicker and more satisfying results.

If you like what I’ve written here, please follow my blog. If you think I can help you improve your life in some way, then contact me, Barry Winbolt, for a no-strings free introductory chat. I’m pretty easy to talk to.

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There are two types of people in the world, I’ve been told; those that can eat a bar of chocolate one piece at a time, and those who don’t even bother trying. The latter group have no brakes, and ‘sharing’ isn’t in their vocabulary (should that be vocadbury?*). There are two types when it comes […]

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Brief Therapy for Depression

Not a team player, depression and anxiety, proven treatment for depression,

Most depressions can be cured or substantially alleviated yet we still pretend that they can’t. Hand-wringing and attempts at sympathy don’t help, enlightenment and common understanding will. Treatment guidelines are explicit, brief problem-solving talk-therapy is a proven treatment.
We should be accepting and treating depression as the common ailment it is, not shrouding it in mystery and pretending that we don’t know what to do about it.

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How to be more Resilient

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Understand the steps to resilience and you can develop the ability to cope with problems and setbacks with less stress and more confidence.
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