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Rape counselling Rape can happen to anyone, at any stage of their life: men, women, children and the elderly. Survivors of rape & sexual abuse usually experience extreme emotional distress and although rationally they may know that what happened was not ...

Relationship advice

5 Top Tips for improving relationships Simple changes can sometimes be all that is needed. This relationship advice is based on research which shows that these are some things that can make all the difference: 1) Focus on what the other person is doing right- ...

Mental Rehearsal in Performance & Health “I am the Greatest!” Seven weeks before Muhammad Ali met World Heavyweight Champion George Foreman for their “rumble in the jungle” at Kinshasa in 1975, Ali practiced his punches as if he couldn’t care ...

Teens

What is it about adolescent behaviour that makes parents and teachers despair? Is it their hormones? When will they “grow out of it”? Why all the drama, the tears and the fights? Sometimes it seems as though teens want both greater independence but at the ...

perfectionism

You don’t have to be perfect! Why do we sometimes feel that whatever we do, it isn’t quite good enough? Why do we feel that if something isn’t 100% perfect then it must be a failure? Whether it’s being a parent, a partner, a friend or an employee, ...

Depression symptoms may include some or all of the following: ·         Feelings of sadness or emptiness ·         Low mood or irritability- every day or nearly every day ·         Loss of pleasure & interest in all things  ...

how to sleep better

The Importance of Quality Sleep Good quality sleep is essential for both our physical and mental wellbeing. The close connection between sleep disturbance and mental ill-health is well recognised. The mainstream view is that disturbed sleep is a consequence of ...

positive mental health

Steps to Better Mental Health Cherish yourself We are all different with good and bad points – allow yourself to be human – not perfect. It is good to strive for high standards but imposing too high standards can increase stress. We are better at showing ...

The most common symptoms of stress are feelings of tension and a feeling of being overwhelmed by all you have to do, but symptoms can vary from one individual to another and a sign of stress can be not actually recognising that you are stressed. Symptoms of ...

post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD treatment, Ptsd symptoms

Breakthrough in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder  (PTSD) Treatment Trauma is a life changer. One minute you are bouncing along and life is great and the next minute something happens that changes everything… Sometimes the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress ...