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  • Transitioning and the Grief Process

    Transitioning and the Grief Process ‘There’s something I need to tell you…… I don’t feel like a boy, I think I’m a girl. At the age of 38, these are the words…

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  • Managing Your Inner Critic

    Every one of us consists of a multitude of ‘parts’. The part that is a parent, a team member or even a guilty part of you. Then there is the inner critic….

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  • Perfectionism – the enemy of good?

    Voltaire, the French writer and philosopher, observed that ‘Perfect is the enemy of the good.’ This might seem to be an odd observation. Surely, the idea of perfection is synonymous with a…

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  • Resilience Part Two

    In my last blog, I discussed resilience in mental health, what it means, and some ways we can think about it. Today I will look at some more practical things we can…

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  • Resilience

    Resilience in mental health can take many forms, we can think of it as fortitude that can be applied to a person’s mental health and wellbeing. Resilience can be thought of as…

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  • Dyslexia and Mental Health

    Writing a self-reflecting blog can be difficult for most to do but when your dyslexic, this brings added challenges. I felt it was time to discuss mental health and dyslexia and hope…

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  • The Christmas Survival Guide

    Christmas can be a wonderful time with the family but for many. It can also be a time fraught with stress conflict and anxiety. It is very rare that families spend so…

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  • A group therapy perspective on secrecy and confidentiality

    Group Anxiety Group therapy is a potent form of counselling. Support groups and other types of psychosocial groups meet for nearly every type of illness, problem area or social issue. Group therapy…

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  • Top 10 Tips for dealing with anxiety

    We explored what anxiety was in our recent blog post. Now we are going to look at some useful strategies to help cope with anxiety. Anxiety is a powerful combination of emotional,…

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  • Men, Mental Health and the Therapy Room

    There are many stereotypes globally that men should not cry.  We only have to look at the macho characters portrayed on the big screen and the typical stereotypes that men need to…

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