Patricia Terry MA, MSc, MBACP, MBPsS Senior Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Central Esher, between Surbiton and Cobham, Surrey

Patricia Terry - Counselling for Individuals and Couples in central Esher, Surrey KT10

Information and Blog

Information
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Blog
Infidelity
Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal, but does it have to be?
Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why the trauma of affairs threaten our emotional security. In infidelity she sees something unexpected - an expression of longing and loss.
Look at this video if you would like to see assumptions challenged. If you have ever wondered if it is only unhappy people who have affairs and more importantly - what an affair might represent.
While some affairs might mean the end of a relationship, other affairs can turn a crisis of hurt and betrayal into an opportunity for growth and self-sufficiency.



World Health Day 7 April 2017 – Depression
My April 2017 blog focuses on depression because it is my way of supporting the World Health Organisations (WHO) campaign to raise awareness and highlight resources available to people who have been affected by depression.
More specifically the videos listed on the WHO web-site provide a practical introduction to the subject: I hope you enjoy watching them.




A Better Way to Talk about Love
My March 2017 blog introduces writer Mandy Len Catron who explores how the way we talk about love fundamentally shapes how we experience it. If you have ever felt as though you were going mad when in love, Catron highlights different metaphors for the experience that may help you find more joy and less suffering in the experience of love..



The impact of divorce on children
My November 2016 blog profiles Professor Tamara D. Afifi, who looks at the impact of divorce on children. In her talk she includes the importance of keeping conflict away from children and ensuring children are not being used as a go-between for parent communication. Professor Afifi also provides ideas on how parents can help their children adjust, in a positive way, to the separation and post-divorce family life.



Siblings
My August 2016 blog concerns siblings, an issue raised by many people when they come to counselling. In his talk, Jeffrey Kluger explores the influence of birth order, favouritism and sibling rivalry on the life-long bond between brothers and sisters. He asks were you the favourite child, the wild child or the middle child?



Parenting
My June 2016 blog considers parenting and why it is filled with so much anxiety. If this topic interests you, then take a look at Jennifer Senior, who offers her ideas. For parents, happiness is a very high bar



Counselling for Individuals and Couples in central Esher, Surrey KT10
Esher, on the A307 between Surbiton and Cobham (accessible from the A244, A309 and A3), is close to Hersham, Walton on Thames, Claygate, Hinchley Wood and Oxshott, and is easily reached from East Molesey and West Molesey, Thames Ditton and Long Ditton, Kingston upon Thames and Weybridge.

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