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Should I Try Counselling Online?

Should I Try Counselling Online?

From shopping to socialising, and now even to mental health support, the internet is becoming a central part of our everyday lives. It’s only natural that many of the things we used to do in person are now being done online. During the pandemic in particular, online services became incredibly important for those who weren’t able to attend medical appointments, meetings, or even catch up with...

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How Can Holistic Counselling Help Me?

How Can Holistic Counselling Help Me?

Can holistic counselling help you? Have you ever tried traditional talking therapy before and found that it didn’t quite work for you? Perhaps it didn’t address all aspects of your life, leaving you feeling like something was missing, or maybe it felt too focused on your thoughts and emotions while neglecting your physical or spiritual well-being. In today’s fast-paced and...

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Was It Something I Said?: How Your Conversation Style Impacts Your Mental Health

Was It Something I Said?: How Your Conversation Style Impacts Your Mental Health

Did you know that your ability to communicate effectively can have a significant impact on your mental health, as well as your relationships with others? We’ve all experienced moments when our conversations take an unexpected turn or leave us feeling emotionally drained. It might not even happen until well after the conversation has ended. In some cases, talking with family, friends,...

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Can Human Connection Help You Fight Depression?

Can Human Connection Help You Fight Depression?

Building Strong Connections and Seeking Counselling for a Healthier You According to one recent study by Massachusetts General Hospital, “social connection [is] the strongest protective factor for depression.” Depression is a mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. And although there is no one-size-fits-all solution to overcoming depression, studies have shown that...

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Psychology

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Psychology

When most people think about psychology, they imagine sitting on a therapist’s couch and talking about their feelings. And whilst talking therapy is a very important part of psychology, there is a lot more to it. In this article, we take a look at 5 things you didn’t know about psychology and outline why it might be a great option for you. 1. Psychology is older than you think Psychology is by...

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Can Money Buy Happiness? The Psychology of Being Rich

Can Money Buy Happiness? The Psychology of Being Rich

We all know that money doesn’t buy happiness. But do we all actually believe that? Or do many of us think that we would be the exception to this rule – that if we were to win the lottery or get that high-paying job, we’d be much, much happier? When it comes to the question ‘Can money buy happiness?’, it turns out, scientists have done a lot of work on the topic. It’s more nuanced than you might...

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Can I Beat Depression with Optimism?

Can I Beat Depression with Optimism?

Studies show that optimistic people have better overall well-being than pessimists. Research also shows that optimists respond better to depression treatment than others. Then you’ve got popular terms like PMA (positive mental attitude) and ‘good vibes only’. Optimism does seem like the solution for feeling low. But is it true – can you beat depression with optimism? Let’s take a look.  What is...

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Is Social Media Making Us Depressed?

Is Social Media Making Us Depressed?

Don’t believe everything you see on the internet – that’s something we are all aware of, even though it’s getting harder and harder to tell the difference between genuine content and misinformation. It’s generally understood that the younger generations – the ‘digital natives’ – are better at telling myth from fact when online, but that’s recently come into question after a TikTok craze that’s...

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Does Living Alone Increase Your Risk of Depression?

Does Living Alone Increase Your Risk of Depression?

According to new research, living alone can increase a person’s risk of developing depression. During the pandemic, many people found themselves isolated and, as the data shows, rates of depression skyrocketed. But does living alone predispose you to depression? And if living alone isn’t a choice but more a necessity, what can you do to combat potential depression? Is depression linked to...

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4 Different Ways to Be Healthy in the New Year

4 Different Ways to Be Healthy in the New Year

No matter how old you are, what the season is, or what you want to change, it’s never too late to add some healthy habits to your life. Most of us like to use the transition into a new year for resetting our goals and taking some time to be intentional about the year ahead. But, also like most of us, you’ve probably tried the ‘New Year, New Me’ thing a few times, with mixed results. Maybe you...

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