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Why does one person cause me anxiety?

Have you noticed a pattern? Perhaps you feel fine but then as soon as you walk into the office and see your boss, the anxiety hits… Or you look forward to a family lunch, only...

Feeling like a fraud at work: overcoming imposter syndrome

Do you ever worry that you’ll be “found out”? Like no matter what you achieve in life, it’ll never be good enough? That your successes were just lucky accidents – and soon enough, it’s all...

What are the causes of student stress? Why looking after your mental health at university is so important

Amidst all the fun and freedom, university can be a stressful time. Exam stress, financial worries, pressures to fit in and make new friends, all bring with them a unique set of challenges which can...

Can your mind create symptoms? The physical effects of worrying

Do you spend your evenings frantically consulting Dr Google? Tuning into any (and every) body sensation you have and immediately predicting the worst?  Maybe you’ve even started “worrying about worrying” which only makes your anxiety...

Why do I feel like a failure? How to let go of self-limiting beliefs

Maybe you’ve watched all your friends rise up the ranks in their career but you’re still stuck in the same old job…  Or perhaps you’ve done pretty well for yourself but no matter what you...

How to be kind to yourself and why it’s important

And if I asked you to name all the things you love… how long would it take for you to name yourself? We talk a lot about kindness as a value. It’s a quality we...

Is there something wrong with me?

Do you ever get the feeling that there’s something wrong with you?  Perhaps everyone thinks you’ve “got it all together”, maybe you’re even very successful, with plenty of friends and a loving partner to boot…...

I need someone to talk to – how does therapy work?

We all need someone to talk to. Whether it’s our partner, a close friend or a family member, we all need the support of knowing there’s someone looking out for us – a listening ear...

What are my needs? Identifying your emotional needs in a relationship

Most of us were never taught what we need in order to feel safe, secure and loved.  When we’ve experienced safety, security and love, we know that we’re worthy of it. And we also know...

How to stop online shopping: what is emotional spending and how to overcome it

What is emotional spending? There’s nothing wrong with treating ourselves every now and then. A spot of “retail therapy” can even do us some good, providing a much-needed momentary lift. But momentary is exactly what...