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What is Eco-Anxiety and How Can You Manage It?

Posted November 23rd, 2021
Drops of water on green grass image Climate change feels like an insurmountable challenge for all of us right now, and with daily updates in the media about the state of the planet, it’s unsurprising that eco-anxiety is on the rise. In particular, eco-anxiety is something affecting younger people who are feeling intense worry and depression about the climate crisis. It’s understandable that we should be feeling this way with so much to contend with. But positive action can feel harder to achieve when you’re struggling with your mental health. So, with ...

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Filed Under: Anxiety

Monogamy or Non-Monogamy?

Posted November 8th, 2021
How “to do” relationships well, is frequently asked about in the therapy world, with monogamy or non-monogamy often being raised as concerns. The last few years has allowed a more inclusive and open discussion about this subject, as for many years there was a prevailing view that to be a “valid” relationship, it must be monogamous. The clear implication of this position was that any person who wasn’t monogamous was in an inferior or invalid relationship. So, many of us grew up hearing that the only socially acceptable model for ...

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Filed Under: Relationships

Sleep

Posted November 2nd, 2021
Woman Having a Good Night Sleep The average person spends 26 years of their life sleeping. Surprisingly we also spend 7 years trying to get to sleep, so that’s 33 years spent in bed. So, sleep is pretty special as it boosts our mental and physical well-being, including immunity, weight regulation and even fertility.

Why can't I sleep?

There are many reasons for not sleeping, which may include distress, physical discomfort, or illness. Our sleep needs may also vary, for example, a baby starts life needing 16 hours or so of sleep, ...

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Finding the Right Therapist

Posted October 19th, 2021
If you’re looking for help with a problem, then finding the right therapist to work with you is key. For some, this can be challenging. There may not be many therapists working in your area, or you might feel like you’re not connecting with the therapist you do find. However, a skilled therapist can help you develop skills and confidence. The therapy can support you to address problems that may have affected you for years. So, finding the right therapist is important and worth the effort. As you start your search, ...

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Filed Under: Counselling

CBT FOR ANXIETY – HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

Posted October 16th, 2021

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Does CBT work for anxiety?

When you suffer from anxiety, it is natural for you to want to feel better as soon as possible. Many people seek cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as their treatment of choice for anxiety issues. This is because evidence-based research demonstrates that CBT for anxiety can be a highly effective treatment; in fact GPs often recommend it. But how long will the treatment take? It’s a question that many people ask ...

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The Key Benefits Of Using A Career Coach

Posted October 12th, 2021
Every job has its various ups and downs – from the moments of hard work and reward to the difficult periods where stress and life takes over. And, while it may be easy to pass these periods off as temporary, it’s important to understand both how and why these difficulties crop up, in order to get back to being happy in your role. Therefore, if you have recently been struggling in your current place of work, or you have noticed a change to the dynamic that wasn’t there before, it could ...

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Filed Under: Career

What to do if your partner rejects the idea of couples counselling?

Posted September 14th, 2021
Annoyed couple ignoring each other When things go wrong in a relationship and you don’t know what to do to improve things, couples therapy can help you find a way forward. Perhaps you’re not communicating as well as you used to or are arguing all the time? Maybe it feels as if you’re drifting apart or there’s been a break of trust – whatever it is, something doesn’t feel good. At KlearMinds, our specially trained relationship and marriage counsellors can help you understand where things are going wrong and what steps you ...

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Filed Under: Couples

CBT What’s It All About?

Posted September 7th, 2021
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Why do people keep talking about CBT

Much is written and much is talked about CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. What is it? And how does it work?

What is it about?

CBT is based on the idea that our feelings, thoughts and actions are all connected. By changing one of these, we can change the others. So, with CBT, it is important for you and your therapist to work on understanding how your thoughts and actions affect the way you feel. It’s similar to other psychological therapies, ...

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Filed Under: CBT

Career Coaching

Posted August 27th, 2021
Career Coaching Feeling stuck in your job? Don't have any sort of work/life balance? Are you unable to progress or achieve a promotion? Or do you have circumstances that are impacting on your career?  If this sounds like you, coaching may be able to help. Career coaching can help you to understand and reach your career goals.  A coach is there to ask questions, give you guidance to help you overcome the challenges you’re facing in your job search.   It’s about working collaboratively with you to identify steps and aspirations. A ...

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Filed Under: Career

Perfectionism and Me

Posted August 16th, 2021
Success coach Do you strive to do better, yet often fall short?  Do you want to improve, yet frequently feel a failure? Do you pay close attention to detail and want to get things right, but often feel that you're not good enough? If this sounds familiar, perhaps you're struggling with perfectionism?  Perfectionists are never happy with what they achieve.  After all, they can always do better and will often experience feelings of failure.  In part, this is because the goals set are often unrealistic and many times, impossible to reach.  Some ...

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