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Living with Chronic Pain

There is a strong link between chronic pain and depression – chronic pain can be both emotional and physical and it’s sometimes difficult to determine which came first, the pain or the depression. We explore the link and give useful advice to help when living with chronic pain. What is chronic pain? Chronic pain is…

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Getting Things Off Your Chest The Benefits of Counselling

Getting Things Off Your Chest: The Benefits of Counselling

Maybe you think you need counselling, maybe someone has suggested it to you, but if you aren’t sure how it could help you, you might never try it and reap the benefits of counselling. We explain what counselling is (and isn’t), how it can help you, and look at how it’s helped others. What is…

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Self-Care Ideas

Practising good self-care alongside professional counselling can be really beneficial, but if you’re not quite sure what it is, why it’s important or how to do it, then read on as we explain all of that and give you some practical self-care ideas. Recovering from abuse, trauma or grief, or overcoming anxiety or depression can be…

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Returning To Work After Baby Loss

Returning to work after losing your baby is often a welcome distraction and a chance to return to a routine, but for some it’s a daunting prospect, what do you say to people? When is the best time to go back? Will you be able to cope? Be sure to take time to figure out…

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What is Domestic Abuse?

The government definition of domestic violence and abuse is: ‘any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to: psychological physical…

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My Anxious Thoughts

Sometimes it feels like everything will erupt, pour out like a volcano and everyone will be saturated in the mess. Other times there is stillness, like a calm lake on a summer’s day, peaceful and inviting. Then there are the times in between when the stillness goes and is busy, with sights and sounds everywhere.…

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Stop, Listen, Breathe

As I sit here, I listen. So much can be missed in the busyness of life. I hear the sounds of planes overhead and cars on the road. The clock ticking steadily. Occasionally I hear a voice; people talking, children playing. My breathing is deep and slow. My heart beats steadily. I am still, relaxed.…

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Do I need counselling?

Do I need counselling? What is counselling anyway? I’ve got it all together, everyone knows that, don’t they? Nobody sees the torment within me; the fear, insecurities, the uncertainty of the future. So, what can counselling do for me? When I first down in the clients chair I had no idea what to expect. Why…

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September Comes

It’s a strange time of year. The summer is slowly fading, the sun is sleeping early and the hustle of a new term awaits. Exam results have been had with mixtures of joy and sadness – the results dictating a new future; planned or unplanned. Excitement and dread fill homes around the country. September. It…

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