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Happiness at Work

If the success of your company depends on your employees, then looking after their mental health as well as their physical health is essential. Furthermore, if you want to stay ahead of the game the time to provide therapy is NOW. It’s said that within just a couple of years, we are going to see

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What makes a good therapist?

I think it’s important to look at the differences between speaking, talking, hearing and listening. Most people don’t listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply. Speaking is producing sounds from your mouth whether you are saying something important or not. Talking is the interaction between an individual and another

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How beautiful do you feel?

How much does your physical appearance affect the way you feel? Despite the well-known saying “Beauty is only skin deep”. Beauty is much more than just skin deep. Your physical appearance is closely tied to your self-esteem and emotional well-being and there is strong evidence to suggest that the higher your level of self-esteem, the

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Is OCD caused by anxiety?

I read an interesting transcript from a podcast this morning discussing OCD (here’s the link for anyone who might be interested https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/disability-45225773) and so I thought I would write a short blog on my professional experience working with individuals presenting with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. More often than not clients will tell me that their OCD

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Why don’t more men ask for help?

Although men are aware that it’s good to talk, they can still be a little uncomfortable doing so. Men are less likely to seek counselling or therapy than women, less likely to visit their doctor or health practitioner. Ruth Sutherland CEO of the Samaritans said “Just 19 percent of men feel that they can talk

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10 things you can do to nurture a healthy mind … in a crazy world

Practice gratitude Those who read my blogs regularly may be thinking… again? The gratitude thing? Gratitude is one of the most overlooked tools that everyone has access to every single moment of every day. It doesn’t cost money and it certainly doesn’t take much time, but the benefits are enormous. Research has shown that gratitude

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What does it feel like to be in hypnosis?

Hypnosis is nothing unusual in fact it’s a perfectly natural state. We all slip into trance many times a day, like when we’re daydreaming, become engrossed in a good book or movie, driving to a familiar place, cycling, walking in nature or watching something mesmerising like this image… Hypnosis is simply a state of focused

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9 things you may not have known about your subconscious mind

The Subconscious Mind dreams Dreams have been studied since the dawn of time by scientists, philosophers and theologians with a myriad of different theories and interpretations. Sigmund Freud famously explained dreams as a window into our unconscious and a manifestation of our deepest desires and anxieties (mostly of a sexual nature) and repressed childhood memories

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How to date like a pro (or a psychologist)

Let’s be honest, the process of getting to know someone is complicated. You may have been on a series of dates with someone who at first showed promise but who went on to display traits that were less than attractive, off-putting, at worst, annoying. You may have been searching for ‘the one’ for a short

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