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Dementia Awareness Week 17-23 May 2015    


Unexpected Losses

Since the earthquake in Nepal last month we have been bombarded with the news stories of how the country is in complete devastation, with over 8 million people affected and a loss of over 7,500 people. It is hard to imagine what people are going through and how they will survive. However the human spirit is strong and has demonstrated time and time again that we have the will and strength to survive such disasters. Our thoughts are with those lost ...


Is counselling a ‘must’ for depression?

Depression in everyday living. It does not go unnoticed that the number of people suffering from depression and anxiety has increased due to the pressures faced within society, this could be related to expectations of oneself or due to a trauma or a situation or could be for no reason at all. Sadly once depression goes unnoticed within a circle of family and friends an individual can go into a downward spiral of depressive behavior very quickly. It is not only adults ...


Is it the time to re-evaluate your life?

Only you have the answer. Isn’t it strange, the New Year comes along and we for a brief moment in our lives think about what we want and where we want our lives to go? Or maybe we think about what our goals and ambitions are and whether this means a change of path or direction? It is hard for many or should I say for most to keep the same focus throughout the year or on the other spectrum it ...


Procrastination – is that you?

Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time – does this sound like you? Don’t worry we all suffer from episodes in our life when tackling tasks that maybe important, necessary or even just mundane, these tasks are deliberately ignored, subconsciously delayed or blatantly put aside. We are able to convince ourselves and ...