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Re: How I’m voting to Labour to Remain in Battersea and why I’ve done a tactical vote swap to help the Lib Dems.

The First Past the Post system is completely broken and relatively undemocratic. E.g. In 2017 SNP won 35 seats for 3% of the vote (and way way too much press) while LD won 12 seats for 7.4% of the vote.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 54
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:41 am

Re: Postnatal counsellor/therapist in Balham

Hi sw12-mum You don't necessarily need someone describing themsleves as "a specialist" in this area to help you, you more likely just need a good therapist.  There are a lot of options in our area of London. If you look for someone who is registered or accredited to BACP or UKCP they should be prope...
Replies: 5
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:29 am

Re: Has anyone tried Trauma focused CBT or EMDR?

As a therapist, I have heard people report EMDR as effective for them.  As a manager at an EAP (Employee Assistance Provider) service, I refer people who have experienced trauma or have a PTSD diagnosis for EMDR as a preferred intervention.  Your GP may be able to refer you for EMDR sessions through...
Replies: 3
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:16 am

Re: Family Therapist - Need A Recommendation!

Hi wasban, I don't know what you have tried already but I would try: 1) Contacting my GP to see what services they can offer 2) Looking for systemic therapist - 3) Asking for recommendations as you are doing here. 4) Googling is always an option but ...
Replies: 4
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:50 am

Re: Save Balham Bowling Green: Planning Objection

Heard this evening at the Nightingale Ward meeting that a development has been approved on this site.  Sadly the Council totally failed to protect this green space.  As ever the developer's money trumps the will of residents and the myriad planning objections are completely ignored.   The result is ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 33
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:17 pm

Re: Save Balham Bowling Green: Planning Objection

Thanks everyone for highlighting the issues here, especially Annabel in the mail out, without which this would just pass most of us by before it is too late, a bit like the aforementioned "community consultation" (ha ha). This is in Nightingale ward where the MP is Rosena Allin-Khan rosena@drrosena....
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 33
Mon May 14, 2018 10:24 am

Is Capitalism the best system for a sustainable future?

TTT present a Tooting Green Drinks debate on Weds 18th April at 7.30pm upstairs at the Selkirk, in Selkirk Rd, Tooting Broadway. We live in a Capitalist world where the competitive market driven by the profit motive services all our needs and, especially in Nappy Valley, keeps our standard of living...
Replies: 0
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:47 am

Re: ****** Addiction

I should tell the solicitor as it's quite fundamental and could come under unreasonable behaviour - see Grounds for Divorce on this govt website: Couples counselling would have been good if you could get him to agree to try. Might be a bit late at this ...
Replies: 11
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:38 pm

Re: Couples counselling

Hi britchick, The two sites below are reliable for searching for counsellors - I have done a couple of example searches for couples therapists based on Balham and Clapham Junction, but you can select your own filters. Counselling Directory
Forum: Wellbeing
Replies: 8
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:54 pm

Re: Low self esteem therapy recommendations please..

Hi SWLover, WAP in Balham has a good low cost service: and an experienced psychotherapist would assess your needs in the first instance. I am a therapist (BACP registered in south west London who posts on here when I see someone needing some hel...
Replies: 8
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:49 am

Re: My husbands is looking like his father and its not good!

Oh I definitely KNOW that is the case. Christmas shopping over the holidays I noticed a women who looked a little like my mother but was slightly younger and slimmer. As I stepped left to avoid her she also stepped left and then I realised it was my reflection! Totally and utterly mortifying and I ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 9
Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:58 am

Re: My husbands is looking like his father and its not good!

While the tummy and slurping don't conjur the most inviting image, this post made me wonder to what extent you could also be turning into your mother! Better check the mirror. Can be hard to avoid in some respects as we learn a lot, good and bad, from our parents. Next time he does something that re...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 9
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:52 am

Re: Wandsworth Common Footbridge could be closed

We should do what we can as local residents to protect this right of way. Expect there is some precedent for its use over many years that may help. We must stand up for each little infringement of our public space, as once it's gone, it's gone! Has everyone had their say about Crossrail2? - consulta...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 3
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:36 am

Re: Relationship therapist recommendations

Hi klippy82, I recommend giving Julia Crabtree a call: 07976 946176 Her website: She is a local, fully qualified and experienced Psychosexual and Relationship Counsellor. Failing that I'd ask Relate if you could see another therapist ...
Replies: 4
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:45 am

Re: Anxiety

Hi Mummy1944 and everyone on this anxiety thread. A few thoughts on this … We all get anxious sometimes, so don't forget it's a normal human emotion, often a rational response to fear. Simple tactics like talking to friends and family, taking exercise, using deep breathing, meditation and mindfulnes...
Topic: Anxiety
Replies: 19
Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:26 pm