Ros Welch is located in the beautiful village of Haddenham in Buckinghamshire, convenient for Watlington, Oxfordshire.
One of the areas I deal with is alcohol problems, the following is taken from a recent article of mine.
Reasons why we don’t say No to another drink
I’m expected to be the life and soul of the party, I’m going to need another drink.
I don’t come out often.
I don’t want to go home yet, I’ll be bored there.
May as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb.
I’m boring if I’m not a bit drunk.
I haven’t got an ‘off’ switch.
I’m bored/uncomfortable/feeling isolated/out of my depth/shy/sad.
If you know that your will-power disintegrates after 2 glasses of wine, state to your companions at the outset ‘I am only staying for 2 drinks and then I must go, if you are at home, do not refill your glass but get another, this may help limit your consumption.
Try not to drink on an empty stomach, and certainly no more than your personal limit, alcohol can have disastrous effects when drunk without food
Alcohol interferes with the Hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for the formation of memories.
Memory loss through alcohol consumption can be fragmentary and temporary, a ‘brown-out’ or total, a ‘black-out’.
The lost memories through a brown-out can often be recalled when you are reminded of them, with a black-out which is caused by a higher level of alcohol consumption, the Hippocampus does not even attempt to make memories and so recollection is impossible.
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Together we identify goals with realistic outcomes in acceptable timescales. We work positively to make a lasting difference to accept the past, make change in the present, and enhance the future.
Unexpected change can be difficult to manage, it can be hard to think straight given the busy lives we lead, trying to make sense of the unpredictable can leave us anxious, stressed and angry. Life’s changes; redundancy, bereavement, loss, illness or broken relationships can leave us in tatters and Counselling can help you on your journey to acceptance.
“It was very easy to talk to Ros, the sessions were relaxed and comfortable, I felt really heard. She often challenged me and my ideas, I felt I learnt something at every session, I gained insight and self- awareness, it was like a layer of skin being peeled from my eyes.”
“I had always suffered low self esteem and never knew why, Ros was the 1st person who understood, she helped me see things from a different perspective. I feel confident and look forward to my future.”
Following a successful career in design, marketing and finance, following a series of life-changing events I became inspired me, now in my 50’s, to channel my experiences into helping others as a counsellor.
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