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Thinking About Depression: Are You Using Your Time To Get What You Need?

Thinking About Depression

When I think about depression and low moods, and how to find a way out of them, I look at at three things: feelings, thoughts and actions.

As an integrative counsellor I consider both the causes of depression and the approach to getting better from a number of angles.

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Why Talking Therapy? Book Recommendation: Emotional Agility by Susan David

Talking therapy like counselling is still a bit of a mystery to many people. You might have questions like: Does talking therapy work? How? I feel terrible! How will talking about how bad I feel possibly make me feel better?

I recently read a fantastic book by Susan David,

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How To Resolve Arguments Constructively

How To Resolve Arguments Constructively

Sometimes despite our best intentions to raise difficult issues gently, things can escalate. Arguments can quickly become stressful and unproductive, especially when we are stuck in bad patterns. Most of us don’t get taught how to deal with horrible rows! But learning how to resolve arguments constructively can save you a lot of stress and heartache.

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Self-Care Ideas

When We Need Self-Care Ideas

Often I work with people who have been struggling with depression and/or anxiety for a long time. Maybe you have felt like this too: been in survival mode, feeling like you’re all over the place, just about coping. Managing to get through the days,

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How Sensitive Are You?

HSP Counsellor Brighton

Lots of people who find themselves looking for a counsellor or therapist have been told, or thought themselves, that they are very sensitive, perhaps even too sensitive. They are often amazed to discover that High Sensitivity (or Sensory Processing Sensitivity) is actually a normal,

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Self-Care Expertise Session in Brighton

Self-Care Expert Brighton

Last week I attended a One Girl Band expertise session hosted by Lola Hoad on the subject of self-care. The session was presented by Dionne Elizabeth, self-care expert Brighton, from Changing the Menu. Dionne creates art, music and wellness projects.

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