The Weight Loss Detective Programme

These workshops provide you with the opportunity to safely examine your own habits and behaviours around food. Over the course of 4 weeks you will become more aware of how lifelong weight management works and where you can make small ...

The Basics of Dealing with Stress

What is Stress? Stress is the feeling you have when you are under pressure. The word stress usually describes when everything seems to have become too much and overwhelms you and you wonder if you can cope with the demands of the situation. In the Counselling and Psychotherapy environment we talk through the likely causes of stress for you and the affect it has had on your mental health and your life. We explore the difference between good stress and bad stress and how you can use good stress to become more productive, and efficient. Symptoms of Stress: 1. High blood ...

Six Ways to Overcome Anxiety

What is Anxiety? Anxiety can be described as an excessive or unrealistic anxiety or worry over multiple life circumstances with accompanying symptoms of physiological arousal and bodily tension. It is your bodies psychobiological response to a situation in which you feel vulnerable to a future perceived danger or threat. Anxiety is a condition that ties together your negative thinking, the emotions that go with them into a nervous behaviour that causes the physical symptoms of heart pounding, head throbbing, shallow breathing and uncontrollable sweating. A talking ...

The ABC of Coping with Depression

What is Depression? Depression is the number one mental health problem in the developed world. It affects people of all ages, backgrounds and gender and does not discriminate. Depression is also on the increase with adolescents and young adults showing the fastest rate of growth. Depression is the result of an interaction between changing sociological conditions, our biological makeup and cognitive processes. Counselling and Psychotherapy, just a couple of the talking therapies, have proved very beneficial in the treatment of Depression. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ...