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Differences Between Counselling and Life Coaching

Differences Between Counselling and Life Coaching

How do you know whether life coaching or counselling is the right choice to help you? Here, we uncover some of the key differences to help you discover which of the two types of therapy is the most appropriate for your needs. At Integrated Health Specialists, we offer both life coaching and counselling services on the Gold Coast, as well as psychology services. And so, we are often asked the...

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Can I See a Psychologist Online on the Gold Coast?

Can I See a Psychologist Online on the Gold Coast?

The short answer to ‘can I see a psychologist online on the Gold Coast’ is yes! There are many reasons for wanting to see a psychologist or counsellor online, and yet, it can be important to choose a local therapist for your online sessions. In this article, we’ll uncover more about seeing a psychologist online and why this might work for you. Are online psychologists qualified? As we discussed...

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Should I see a Counsellor or Psychologist?

Should I see a Counsellor or Psychologist?

Are you looking for a Gold Coast counsellor or psychologist? Perhaps you’re wondering about the difference between counsellors and psychologists, to help you better decide on the right type of therapist for you? In this article, we take a look at the differences between the two, to help you to decide on whether you should see a counsellor or psychologist on the Gold Coast. What’s the difference...

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What does ‘toxic’ mean in a relationship?

What does ‘toxic’ mean in a relationship?

We’ve all heard it before: Relationships are hard work! They take both commitment and compromise to make them last. But there’s more to a relationship than longevity. And simply trying to make a relationship last can have us overlooking legitimate causes for concern. The fact of the matter is, a long relationship is not necessarily a healthy one. Many unhealthy, or toxic, relationships are the...

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From Weight Loss to Chronic Pain: Functional Medicine is Key

From Weight Loss to Chronic Pain: Functional Medicine is Key

When most of the world treats illness today, it focuses on isolated symptoms and diseases. And it makes sense at first glance: Suffering from an illness? Take a medication that treats the illness. Need surgery? Book yourself in for that! However, this approach fails so many people in failing to look at the bigger picture. That’s where functional medicine comes in. What is functional medicine?...

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Epigenetics: Switching Your Weight Loss Genes ON and OFF

Epigenetics: Switching Your Weight Loss Genes ON and OFF

The term ‘epigenetics’ has been around for over a hundred years, and yet, there is still so much we don’t understand about it. However, as the research into the field of epigenetics processes – scientists are uncovering more astonishing information about how your genes (DNA) and your epigenome affect many things from your health, your likelihood to develop certain diseases, your ability to...

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Weight Loss and Your Genes: What We Know

Weight Loss and Your Genes: What We Know

Weight loss is a phrase that’s on many people’s minds at the moment, especially given it’s the start of a new year. Burning off those calories and ‘losing that holiday weight gain’ are messages that you’re probably seeing in your Facebook and Instagram feeds right now, not to mention on your morning television programs, and just about everywhere else you look. Diet ads are creeping not-so-slowly...

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Why It’s Time to Quit Dieting for Good

Why It’s Time to Quit Dieting for Good

With the festive season upon us, we’re all about to be bombarded with the ‘New Year New You’ advertisements and the ‘Have YOU put on a few pounds lately?’ guilt-inducing messaging. But by now, we all know diets don’t work, don’t we? Yet still, the $72 billion diet industry is constantly shaming us with misinformation and trying to convince us that the only way we’ll be happy with ourselves is to...

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Why Diet and Exercise Alone Won’t Help You to Lose Weight

Why Diet and Exercise Alone Won’t Help You to Lose Weight

The diet industry (worth BILLIONS of dollars each year) would have us believe that weight loss is simply a matter of numbers: The number of calories eaten. The number of calories burned off. The number of hours spent in the gym versus the number of treats we put into our mouths. But if the diet industry’s huge success can tell us anything, it’s that diets don’t work, and focusing on just diet...

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How Social Isolation Affects Mental Health

How Social Isolation Affects Mental Health

Social isolation and loneliness levels reached an all-time high even before the outbreak of the current global pandemic. In fact, one in ten Australians (or 1.8 million) over the age of 15 reported as lacking social support in a study conducted in 2016. At the time of the study, one in four reported feeling socially isolated at the time of reporting, and a staggering one in two reported feeling...

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