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Couples/Relationship Counselling

Couples Therapy and why it helps

How can I help? When was the last time someone asked you this question? And when was the last time you asked someone this question? If I were to ask you this question in the context of a relationship: how can I help you in your relationship? I’m curious what your response would be. I may not know your response but what I do know is that it is a valid response and there is a place you can receive that help.
Apr 26, 2024
Abby Frett
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Open to possibility.....The power of coaching

This July I will be 57 years old, 57! No idea where the time has gone (..oh apart from a pretty full-on career in financial services, bringing up a family, all the usual helping out at clubs, helping my husband run his own business, various qualifications etc. etc.) By a somewhat happen chance my boss decided to give four of us in the opportunity to go on a coaching course. I causally said “why not?”, thinking it was a couple of days in a classroom with a bit of light essay writing. It turned out to be a fairly academic, self-led Level 7 Certificate for Senior Executive Coaching and Mentoring which took over a year to complete, including practical coaching hours. At the same time, I was taking part in quite a challenging senior development program as part of which I was provided with an executive coach.
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Menopause

Why is it important for men to learn about the menopause?

Menopause is a natural process that marks the end of a woman's reproductive years, typically occurring in her late 40s or early 50s. While menopause is often viewed as a women's issue, the impact of this significant life stage extends beyond the individual experiencing it. It is crucial for men to educate themselves about menopause and its effects, as this understanding can strengthen relationships, foster empathy, and promote overall well-being for both partners.
Apr 9, 2024
Despina Andreou
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Nutrition & Mental Wellbeing

Nutrition, our bodies and our mental health

Research shows it is possible to improve our mental healththrough what we eat. It involves making conscious food choices that support ourbrain’s function and helps regulate our mood.
Apr 10, 2024
Siobhan Lindsay
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Neurodiversity

Ten Traits of Autism in Women

Women with autism tend to present differently than men, a fact which has often led to misdiagnosis and under-diagnosis. As a result, women who have autism and don’t receive a diagnosis tend to judge themselves harshly for finding life difficult; what's more, mental health issues are common in women with autism.
Mar 19, 2024
Roslin Macdonald
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Reflecting & Journalling

Why is reflecting so important?

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it can be easy to get caught up in the fast pace of things and neglect our mental well-being. However, taking the time to reflect is crucial for maintaining good mental health. Reflecting allows us to gain insight into our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and provides an opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth.
Feb 26, 2024
Linzi McLaren
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Couples/Relationship Counselling

Understanding Love Languages: Strengthening Relationships with Appreciation and Communication

In all relationships, understanding and effectively communicating love and appreciation is key to building strong connections. One powerful way to do this is by understanding and incorporating the concept of love languages. Developed by renowned marriage counsellor Gary Chapman, the concept of love languages helps individuals recognise and express their emotional needs. This article explores the importance of love languages in romantic relationships and family dynamics, along with insights from Gary Chapman's work.
Jan 31, 2024
Roslin Macdonald
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Thinking Styles

Can we change how we think?

Has your mind ever spun into a downward spiral of self-defeating thoughts? The thoughts that occupy your mind and tell you that no matter the situation, the outcome is destined for failure? Self-defeating thoughts can be strong, and they can take a major toll on your emotional and physical well-being.
Dec 13, 2023
Aileen Cunningham
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Neurodiversity

How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects millions of individuals worldwide. Understanding the origins of ADD and exploring potential solutions is crucial for both those directly affected and their support systems. Renowned physician and author Gabor Maté sheds light on this topic, providing valuable insights into its origins and strategies to address it.
Nov 2, 2023
Roslin Macdonald
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Mindfulness

Mindfulness and Mental Health - Why Does This Work?

In an increasingly fast-paced and demanding world, the importance of mental health cannot be emphasised enough. Mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and stress have become widespread in our society. Fortunately, the practice of mindfulness has gained popularity as a highly effective tool for improving mental well-being. In this article, we will explore the concept of mindfulness and delve into how it works to enhance mental health.
Oct 4, 2023
Claire Thai
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Anxiety/Depression

Understanding depression and what can help.

We use the word “depression” to explain a lot these days, but what does it really mean? Well; while it’s completely normal for humans to feel low in mood or lack motivation, pleasure or achievement occasionally at different points in life, depression is an illness where one or more of these things is true for more than two weeks.
Sep 29, 2023
Helen Cuinn
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Anxiety/Depression

Overwhelm, panic, anxiety?

Quick tips andr esources that could help with overwhelm-panic-anxiety...
Jun 6, 2023
Helen Cuinn
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Group Wellbeing

8 Week Wellness Programme

Following on from our very successful, program in October 2022, we are excited to be offering existing and new attendees the opportunity to join us on our continued journey towards Wellness!
Apr 12, 2023
Roslin Macdonald
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Body Image

Learning to Love your Body

Body positivity is all about embracing and loving your body, regardless of its shape, size, or imperfections; It's about accepting yourself and being confident in who you are.
Apr 3, 2023
Linzi McLaren
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What happened to you?

More than 130 million babies are born in the world every year. Arriving in their own unique setting including social, economic, and cultural circumstances. Some (those of whom are fortunate) are welcomed with gratitude and joy, cradled in the arms of their ecstatic parents and family. Others may experience rejection from a mother who dreamed of a different life, crushed by the pressures of poverty or a father caught up in cycle of abuse.
Feb 28, 2023
Nicola Macgregor
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Pet Therapy

For The Love of Dogs

Dogs have always been known as a man's best friend, as well as a woman's, and for good reason. Not only do they provide companionship and unconditional love, but they also offer numerous benefits for mental health. Studies have shown that owning a dog can help reduce stress, depression, and anxiety, as well as promote feelings of happiness and well-being.
Jan 11, 2023
Lisa Mulholland