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How can you tell if you’re in a bad relationship?

Posted April 13th, 2018
Man and Woman in Disagreement We all deserve to feel safe, loved and happy in a romantic relationship but sometimes it’s not as straightforward as all that. But how can you tell whether your relationship is a healthy one or whether it’s time to say goodbye? Most of the time, this is not a clear cut issue. Relationships are complex webs of human interaction and problems may develop slowly, over many months or years, possibly without you or your partner even realising. However, once the feeling sets in that ‘something isn’t ...

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Filled Under: Relationships

How do you recognise Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

Posted March 19th, 2018
Hand washing OCD is a psychological problem characterised by repeated unwanted thought and/or actions. There’s no easy test to tell if someone has the condition; often the behaviour in question is nothing more than a personality quirk. However, in some cases, the obsessive compulsive behaviour may point to a more serious disorder. If you are suffering from OCD, counselling and psychotherapy can help you regain control over the thoughts and rituals that are affecting your life – and the sooner you seek treatment, the better the prognosis. Here are some of ...

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Filled Under: OCD

Try something new for 30 days

Posted March 6th, 2018
Did you know that it takes 30 days to form a new habit, or break an old one? If you’ve been wanting to make a change in your life – large or small – why not embrace the idea of a 30-day-challenge to see if you can make a positive impact? If you need a bit of help or a large dose of inspiration, we recommend watching the short Ted Talk above, given by Matt Cutts 5 years ago. Committing to a 30-day challenge can make a huge difference in your life in so many ...

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Filled Under: Happiness

Harness your midlife feelings and make a career change

Posted February 5th, 2018
Man choosing a path If you’re at the midpoint of your life and your first career is leaving your bored, empty or worn out, it may be time to find a new path. But how? And to do what? Are you itching to make a mark on the world by starting your own business or write a novel? Do you feel the need to give back to society, or simply slow down and do something more ‘meaningful’ with your life? Perhaps you’re just not sure? Not only are these big questions to ...

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Filled Under: Career, Life Coaching

What are the benefits of online counselling?

Posted January 17th, 2018
Old woman using her laptop Contrary to popular belief, counselling doesn’t have to take place face to face. If you are seeking professional help for a mental health issue but find it inconvenient to come in for your sessions, online counselling may be the perfect solution for you. According to recent research, online psychotherapy meetings can be just as effective as face-to-face consultations. And with modern digital communications technology such as Skype and FaceTime widely available, there’s no reason why you can’t access high quality counselling for a wide range of ...

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Filled Under: Counselling

5 practical tips to make it a happy New Year

Posted January 4th, 2018
New year goals Welcome to 2018! Whether or not you’re the type of person who makes New Year’s Resolutions, the beginning of the year is always a good opportunity to take stock of what’s gone well (or not so well) in the past year. Many people use the time between Christmas and New Year as a period of reflection, and to formulate a plan of action for the months ahead. Fresh energy in January is a great idea to spur you on to make improvements in your life that can really benefit ...

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Filled Under: Counselling

Season’s Greetings from KlearMinds

Posted December 6th, 2017
Merry Christmas The Christmas season is upon us and the team at KlearMinds would like to extend their very best wishes to all our clients past and present. We all need a little help sometimes. With the right approach, positive change can happen fast. Our experienced therapists can help you understand the challenges you are facing and show you the steps you can take to make things better. Our therapists have qualified from some of the UK’s foremost training institutions, with many years’ experience in working in the NHS, private practices ...

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How to have a meaningful Christmas

Posted December 1st, 2017
Christmas Candles What does Christmas mean to you? A huge Turkey Dinner followed by the Queen’s Speech? Lots of presents and an empty wallet? Partying through the season? While Christmas is a wonderful time of year, sometimes the real meaning can get lost in the frenzy of it all. You don’t have to be religious to appreciate Christmas. Whether or not you celebrate Advent or go to Midnight Mass, it’s good for mind and soul to remind ourselves of the non-commercial aspects of the season and use the Christmas holiday as an ...

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Filled Under: Depression, Happiness

Colouring books for adults – what are the benefits?

Posted November 24th, 2017
Adult colouring books have been around for a few years now – have you tried them yet? It might be silly to think that something as simple as a colouring book could be beneficial to our health, but research does support this idea. In fact, the benefits for the adult brain from the simple act of colouring has been known for over 100 years, with many psychiatrists throughout history recommending the practice to their patients.

Relieves stress and worry

Colouring is said to have stress reducing benefits. It calms the part ...

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Filled Under: Anxiety

Are you SAD?

Posted November 9th, 2017
Sad Woman Looking Out Window As the days get shorter and the weather turns colder, winter can affect our mood in many ways. But if The Winter Blues leaves you feeling miserable, irritable and tired every year, you may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a form of depression that can affect your mood, appetite, sleep and energy levels. It can play havoc with all aspects of your life – from your relationships and your social life to you sense of self-worth. You may feel that you’re a ...

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Filled Under: Depression

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