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About Paul Parkin

Paul Parkin is an online counsellor, therapist and life coach. He is passionate about helping people reach their full potential and providing affordable online counselling to people everywhere via his counselling website Counsellors Online. Paul has worked as an online counsellor for the past 15 years and has worked in several counselling settings, including - National Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) the NHS. North East Council on Addictions (NECA) and Several telephone helplines including the Samaritans. See other posts by Paul Parkin or subscribe to his posts.

Does a bad childhood mean a failed relationship

By |April 24th, 2018|

Were you loved as a child, did you feel part of a close knit family relationship, or like many, were you a child of an unstable or failed relationship?

It may surprise you to learn that only 20% of the western world’s children had the ‘right’ kind of parenting, do you also know that children who […]

3 Relationship Red Flags

By |April 19th, 2018|

Relationship red flags are persistent, problematic aspects of our relationship.

So what are relationship red flags?
Things which upset you time and time again, that infuriate and upset you, behaviours which your partner keeps on doing which undermine your relationship, this is a relationship red flag.

Here I will talk about 3 relationship red flags and what you can […]

Grieving Jam and Bread

By |April 13th, 2018|

If like me you’re grieving right now and you’re a member of a Facebook nostalgia groups, often from where we grew up, you know the type, they post images and memories from our childhood haunts, often a lot of laughs and often real silly stuff too.

Well, a photo of jam and bread appeared a couple […]

4 Steps to Fix Childhood Hurts

By |February 5th, 2018|

We have all struggled to understand and manage our feelings at some point, for some of us who did not receive the ‘right type of parenting’ or experienced CEN (Childhood Emotional Neglect) in our formative years and growing up, the lessons in dealing with emotions were often absent from our valuable life lessons and can […]

Life with Meaning

By |January 29th, 2018|

Each of us receive the same seven days a week with 24 hours in each day, wherever we are in the world, but how do some people seem to make better use of their time and make their lives meaningful.

The words Meaning and Purpose often go together like coffee and cookies, when a persons life […]

SAD and Depression

By |January 11th, 2018|

SAD, or Seasonal affective disorder is a recognisable mood disorder, generally effecting people who have more stable mental health throughout most of the year, but exhibit depressive symptoms at a particular time each year, most commonly in the winter.

There are a lot of common sense reasons why a lot of people have the blues around this time […]