Therapy


A Perfect Storm

A Perfect Storm

We’re certainly in a surreal period in our lives aren’t we? Do you keep wondering when you’ll get some kind of a break? Are you hoping that your life may change soon? No matter how you feel currently, it’s ultimately a matter of perspective. And the good thing about perspective is that once you change it, reality often follows suit! 1: You have free will...

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Stress and stress management

Stress and stress management

I think we can all agree, things are a bit stressful right now We have never experienced a time like this and we don’t really know what is going to happen or if we even should ‘go back to normal’. And one of the most powerful stressors is uncertainty. I’ll chat a wee bit about the physiological process of stress response, but you are more...

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What is all this stress doing to me?

What is all this stress doing to me?

Stress is a term that is now ingrained within our society and commonly used in our day to day lives. But how does stress really affect our physical and mental health? What happens in the body? Selye (1936, 1950) found that on a physiological level, the body has a non-specific, generalised response to stressors that activates both the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and the Endocrine...

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Chronic pain myth-busting

Chronic pain myth-busting

Throughout my career I’ve heard lots of do’s and dont’s from both patients and other healthcare practitioners which have no research backing OR have been completely busted in the past. The fact is – our society’s chronic pain is getting worse, not better. Sickness levels are increasing and more people are complaining of back and neck pain. What I’d like to do is try to...

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Hypnotherapy – the alternative solution – but what is it exactly?

Hypnotherapy – the alternative solution – but what is it exactly?

You won’t be asked to eat onions! You won’t be asked to cluck like a hen! So what is hypnotherapy exactly? First things first, you have to feel relaxed with your therapist – if you don’t, change your therapist and secondly, if you decide to use hypnotherapy to support a problem, you must be motivated to complete the programme and believe it will help you...

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An Introduction: Why Access Counselling?

An Introduction: Why Access Counselling?

Counselling can feel like a daunting undertaking; with the stigma surrounding mental health in our society, it is often a commitment kept in secret, not openly discussed or sought after. There can be a prevailing sentiment of, ‘I don’t need counselling because I don’t have a mental health diagnosis’. People access counselling for a myriad of reasons; whether to strengthen the relationships they already have,...

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New year, better mental health?

New year, better mental health?

To start the new year on the right foot, our therapist Jane offers a simple tip to improve your mental health. We now are much more aware of our physical health and how to keep our bodies in shape doing  active things regularly like weekly Pilates classes, Yoga, Body Balance and cardiovascular work such as running, cycling and swimming. More and more of us are...

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