The SMART Way to Setting Goals

When we want to achieve something, we create goals for ourselves. These can be day-to-day small goals like finishing work tasks or longer-term goals, like the types of aspirations we often discuss in therapy.

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5 Ways Nature Can Improve Your Mental Health

Have you ever noticed a difference in your mood if you stay inside all day without natural light compared to when you’ve stepped out into the fresh air? Being outside in nature affects more than just your mood – it can impact your behaviour, sleep, and …

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Who’s in Control – Your Phone or You?

Mobile phones can be a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, they make our lives so convenient with everything at the touch of a button, including our loved ones. On the other hand, they’re a safety blanket, number 1 tool for procrastination, and the enemy of mindfulness and real life connection.

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Challenging the Power of Procrastination

Identifying and treating your problematic gambling behaviours has many benefits, not least giving you more spare time. However, this can take some adjustment and as the old adage says, ‘idle hands are the devil’s workshop’. To avoid boredom and any temptation this may bring, consider…

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Filling the Free Time Now You’ve Stopped Gambling

Identifying and treating your problematic gambling behaviours has many benefits, not least giving you more spare time. However, this can take some adjustment and as the old adage says, ‘idle hands are the devil’s workshop’. To avoid boredom and any temptation this may bring, consider…

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A Day in the Life of a Psychologist

One of the most exciting aspects of being a psychologist is that no two days are the same. We are privileged to meet and help a dazzling array of individuals in our profession and every client has a unique story to share. Different psychologists work in different ways but we thought we’d draw back the veil of mystery and share a snippet from the life of one of our psychologists. Say hello to Julia!

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Feeling a Bit Burnt Out?

We’re well and truly closer to Christmas 2019 than Christmas 2018 and if you’ve been going hard working on taking your career to the next level or accepting extra shifts to boost your bank balance, you might be reaching the point in the year where you’re feeling a bit tuckered out…

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Myths About Seeing a Psychologist

No social outing with a psychologist is complete without someone joking about having their mind read or being the most complicated case ever seen! Let’s address that idea straight off the bat; telepathy doesn’t come under a psychologist’s remit! Additionally..

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I’ve Never Seen a Psychologist – What Should I Expect?

We appreciate how daunting it can be to seek professional help and open up about some very sensitive topics so we’ve put together a general guide of what you can expect. There may be some differences between clinics and organisations but hopefully the below will help to ease any worries you may have.

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Quick Guide to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a common treatment used by psychologists, counsellors, and other mental health professionals. It’s a structured intervention that focuses on exploring the relationships and patterns between a person’s thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and behaviours.

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