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How to Survive Exam Season

It is that time of year again when students are feeling the pressure of exams. Exam stress can be overwhelming and extremely detrimental to one’s mental and physical health. From racing thoughts to sweating palms and a racing heartbeat, it is not uncommon to experience severe anxiety around exam times. However, with the right approach […]

The Power of Gratitude

There is a saying that goes, “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” Gratitude is an incredibly powerful emotional state that can have a profound impact on our overall wellbeing. It is the act of being thankful, regardless of our circumstances or the challenges we are facing. When we focus on what we are grateful […]

The Mind-Body Connection: Unraveling Anxiety’s Impact on Mind, Body and Immune Resilience

Anxiety, a pervasive and often underestimated concern, extends its reach far beyond mental distress, intricately entwining with our physical health. It’s crucial to recognise that anxiety isn’t just a state of mind; it’s a palpable force influencing the very systems that govern our body’s responses to stress. Polyvagal theory is a relatively new concept in […]

Welcome to Our Blog! It is our Three Year Anniversary

We’re celebrating a big milestone – it has been three years since our practice opened its doors! What started as just an idea to provide psychological services that focus on client wellbeing, has now become a reality and we are so proud of our accomplishments. We have seen countless smiles, heard incredible stories of personal […]

Navigating the waters: Communicating with an avoidant partner

In the intricate dance of relationships, communication is the key that unlocks understanding, trust, and connection. However, when one partner has an avoidant attachment style, effective communication can become a challenging endeavour. Avoidant individuals tend to prioritise independence and may struggle with emotional intimacy. Navigating this dynamic requires patience, empathy, and a willingness to understand […]