Cognitive Therapy & Counselling

Deborah Williamson


The Need for Personal Boundaries

By Manager / 10 February 2021 / 0 Comments

The Need for Personal Boundaries. Have you ever labelled yourself a `people pleaser’? or has making people happy had negative results for you? Kindness and acts of compassion are not necessarily people pleasing as such, in fact they can have a positive effect on your psychological and your emotional health. People pleasing (PP) however is […]

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Looking After Your Mind

By Manager / 12 September 2018 / Comments Off on Looking After Your Mind

`When people do not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overgrown with nettles’ Horace Walpole It is amazing how many people in our society put so much more emphasis on physical health rather than on mental health. In preparing for the day ahead many people spend an hour or so in the […]

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Maintaining a positive self-image

By Manager / 5 September 2018 / Comments Off on Maintaining a positive self-image

Our self-image is one of the most important factor in determining our success and happiness in life. A negative self image is one of the principal causes of failure. Our self image creates the reality of who we are. The most destructive self-talk regarding self-image is to say things like: I am weak, I am […]

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Wake up to Gratitude

By Manager / 19 June 2013 / 0 Comments

Wake up to Gratitude Have you taken gratitude for granted? Over the years, I have personally witnessed the change in people who regularly and consciously practice being grateful, and I have to say, it too transformed my own life in so many wonderful ways too numerous to mention here! Of course, “thank you” is an […]

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No Need to Panic! – Coping with Panic Attacks

By Manager / 20 February 2013 / 0 Comments

To my mind, the expressionist artist Edvard Munch suitably captured the agonising expression of what a panic attack might feel like in his infamous 1930’s composition known as `The Scream’. Panic attacks can be very scary, not surprising as when you are experiencing one, a rush of intensely frightening psychological and physical symptoms occur. They […]

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