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Author Archives: Lin McGregor

The Stresses of Debt

Unfortunately, it can be very easy to slide into debt. Unwise decisions, unaffordable lifestyles and turning a blind eye to financial problems are all reasons debt spirals out of control. Sometimes debt can come unexpectedly when life, as unpredictable as it is, takes a turn for the worst and presents expensive bills. The fact is, […]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Traumatic events such as accidents, abuse or any natural disaster can be highly distressing to experience, yet the way in which individuals respond to and perceive these events will vary considerably. It is understandable for people to feel a great deal of distress and upset after a traumatic event, but for many, these feelings will […]

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Dealing With Anxiety

Anxiety is a simplistic term which covers a wide range of problems, from the temporary effects of stress to panic attacks, compulsions (OCD), phobias or a nervous breakdown. The apprehension of anxiety, causes palpitations and shaking, among other physical symptoms. For some people anxiety is a temporary state, which passes when the source of stress […]

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Dealing With Post Natal Depression

Bringing a baby into the world is generally considered a time of happiness. Many parents go through a period of exhaustion, shock and stress following the birth of their baby, and may initially feel emotional and tearful as they come to terms with such a life changing experience. “The Baby Blues” is very common among […]

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Dealing With Anger Issues

Feeling angry is a natural human response to certain life experiences, and occurs when we feel deceived, insulted, frustrated or under attack. Although we have learnt to express anger from an early age, at times our anger can become excessive. When anger gets out of control, it can turn destructive and will have a great […]

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Dealing With Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a very difficult situation to escape from. As a victim, you may try to explain away the problem, instead of dealing with it, even making excuses for your abuser. You may blame yourself or feel, in some way, that you deserve the abuse, or cause it to happen. This of course is […]

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Curing Depression

Depression or feeling low can make you have an extremely bleak outlook on your quality of life. Sometimes normal everyday activities make you feel anxious, isolated and alone. We can all go through spells of having `down days`, but when you are depressed, you feel constantly sad for weeks or months rather than a few […]

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What Is Addiction Counselling

Addictions can come in various forms (alcohol,drugs,gambling), and all can take a toll on your physical and emotional well-being. Addictions are hard to deal with on your own, and turning to a counsellor is highly recommended. But why? Counselling can be an effective and a successful way to help you overcome your addiction. It can […]

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Couples Counselling

Couples counselling can help you to rekindle the relationship that you once had, and put it back on track. Many couples struggle with their relationship, whether its because…. 1) They find themselves arguing constantly, and feel like nothing gets resolved. 2) One or both of them feel insecure, needy or jealous. 3) There is baggage […]

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3 Tips To Self Trust

“ EVERYONE IN YOUR LIFE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BETRAY YOU “ They may leave you…cheat on you…lie to you…disappoint you. We can never fully count on another person 100%, so it does stress the importance of being able to trust the one person we CAN count on……  “OURSELVES” 3 Tips To Self Trust: 1) Avoid […]

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