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Self-care tips from me to you

  One of the biggest challenges in our lives today is finding time to self-care as we are either too busy with life or too busy caring for others.  Good self-care is the single most important aspect of our health, physically, mentally and emotionally. Self-care is one...

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What does the word Motivation mean to you?

  Motivation is a word that is commonly used in my vocabulary on a daily basis, whether in conversation with my clients, chatting with a friend or family member, or an internal dialogue that remains consistent with my inner self. Defining motivation can be tricky, but...

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The Value of Empathy in Counselling

  What does empathy mean? Empathy is having a good understanding of another person’s feelings without passing judgment on the appropriateness or otherwise of the feeling.  It is about demonstrating an empathic understanding of the client’s world as seen from the...

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The link between childhood trauma and depression

  Our childhood is considered to be one of the happiest times in our lives but for some, it is marked by trauma of some kind.  Childhood trauma can be defined as a psychological, emotional response to a deeply distressing or disturbing experience at a very early age. ...

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Self-Compassion

  Why are we so self-critical? Why do some people find it hard to show self-compassion, as it is really not dissimilar to displaying compassion to others? Compassion is something that involves our feelings, thoughts, motives, desires, urges, and behaviours that are...

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