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Blog posts and articles describing how counselling can help and you can help yourself

Anxiety – back to basics

Anxiety is a strong survival system that has its place in keeping us safe. It can create the necessary state in our bodies that lets us respond to emergencies. This helps if we are attacked or our house catches fire. It also warns us whenever there is a threat. Yet this means we feel anxious in the dentist surgery, before an exam or when speaking in public.

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Proven ways to tackle Anxiety

Anxiety sufferers often wrestle with their feelings and it can feel a fight to the death. The emotional reaction that things will go badly or that you will embarrass yourself locks horns against the logical side of your thinking. Part of you that knows you are being irrational. Yet you feel powerless to resist and tackle the anxious feelings. Continue reading

Your best guide to mental health in the workplace

With nearly a third of employees having a mental health problem in any one year, knowing how the workplace can help with good mental health is the key to a positive healthy future. Society has been taking on the importance of good mental health. Businesses are understanding the impact of mental health in the workplace, yet they are finding it hard in some cases to provide that mentally healthy environment. Continue reading

How to stop self-harm

Few human behaviours are as misunderstood as self-harm.  Yet in society today we are reluctant to talk about it. It can feel to society at large that those who self-harm are detached almost emotionless. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. Self-harm is most often done to avoid the way that we feel so when self-harming the person is usually very emotional and has nowhere to go with those feelings Continue reading

Handling Bullying in the workplace

Most of us hoped that we had left bullying behind us in the school playground.  We never thought to find it in the adult world of work. Yet a growing number of people find that bullying at work is damaging their health and having a big impact on their lives. There is no unique definition of bullying but it is typified by intimidating, malicious or offensive behaviour. Continue reading

Revealed self-harm

Difficult to talk about, discrimination, isolation, guilt and shame all words associated with self-harm. Self-harm is largely misunderstood and it can be difficult to have a conversation free of judgement. Yet if you are to change, how do you do that in such a difficult and daunting environment?

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What drives anxiety and how to apply the brakes?

What drives anxiety ? Many people in the UK today have anxiety. They will suffer from symptoms such as constant nagging worries of impending doom or constant headaches, perhaps sleep disruption or difficulty in concentration or in doing simple tasks. Continue reading