Anxiety

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According to an article by the Priory Group the word ‘anxiety’ is googled 21 times per minute in the UK which equates to about 30,000 times per day. That’s a lot of people feeling anxious and wanting to know more about it so I thought I’d dedicate this months blog to exploring why we feel … Read more

Resilience

Definition: The capacity to recover from difficult times After the events of 2020 it wouldn’t be surprising if you are starting the New Year feeling low on resilience.  During 2020, ‘resilience’ became an important word to me because I kept seeing examples of it everywhere I looked.  I saw my family and friends soldiering on … Read more

Mens Wellbeing

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November has arrived and all of a sudden there are lots of moustachioed men walking around – what’s going on? This month has been hijacked by Movember a fantastic campaign to improve mens health, especially in the areas of mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Rather than letting my moustache grow, I … Read more

Online Therapy

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Over the past twenty years the internet has become an increasingly important part of our daily lives. 2020 has made me realise how grateful I am for all the things I can do online – shopping, socialising, learning, banking and exercise classes – so why not therapy too? The therapy world has come a long … Read more

Suicide Prevention

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Thursday 10th September is World Suicide Prevention Day.  This is an important day for raising awareness and encouraging conversations about what continues to be a taboo subject.  Personally, I believe that it is vital that we talk about suicide, as this can help people who are struggling with suicidal thoughts to open up and access … Read more

A Healing Read

I’ve always loved reading. When I was a teenager I had a Saturday job at my local library, which I really enjoyed. I think if I hadn’t gone down the therapy path I would probably be a librarian now. I have recently been thinking about what it is I like so much about reading, and … Read more

Embracing Imperfection

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What is perfectionism? Perfectionism is a word we hear a lot. It may be said with pride, self-deprecation, humour or perhaps even exasperation at someone else. Perfectionism is a personality trait where we feel driven to constantly strive for flawlessness. We can be perfectionistic about any part of our lives, including our appearance, career, studies, … Read more