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Being connected and why it matters to mental health

One of the first things I notice about clients who suffer from depression or anxiety is that they often avoid being around other people. For some they find others needs exhausting, for some they feel they might bring people down with their low mood. However as we...

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Bereavement and Anxiety

A past client once said the me that bereavement was like being on a rollercoaster, you never knew what was coming next. Anxiety is not necessarily a feeling we might associate with grief but for many coming in to counselling, it seems a very common feeling and can be...

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Is your anxiety holding you back from travelling?

Travelling and holidays are mostly seen as great ways to relax and recuperate, but as Summer comes to an end, I have clients who found it all incredibly stressful and very triggering for their anxiety. Yet I am a firm believer that challenging yourself with travel is...

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Do something to make your heart sing!

I have always been fascinated by the heart; the seat of feeling in the body and a place we consistently ignore in favour of the head. By learning to listen to our heart we may learn some very interesting things about ourselves and start to see where we might need to...

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Setting Boundaries

We all use the word boundaries a lot, without really thinking of its implications and what it truly means.  Brené Brown says that boundaries are simply "What is ok for you and what isn't". This appeals to me because it  helps me analyse what boundaries I need in my...

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Building inner resource and resilience 

This image really struck me as the tree seems to be thriving, despite its very precarious home! Some people also seem to be able to bounce back from difficult situations with no trouble at all, for most of us though, its much more challenging. Building resilience is a...

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Why Nature is the best Therapy!

I often get asked what clients can do when things become overwhelming and I always say, go outside, find a tree you love and lean against it. It really works, give it a try! Human beings are naturally drawn to nature and the colour green is calming, but for me its...

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