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Do you remember the last time you woke up from a good night’s sleep feeling refreshed and full of energy? Or the last time you didn’t rely on that morning cup of coffee to energise you for the day?   If not, you are not alone, in fact, most adults fall short of the recommended […]

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When we work on improving our wellbeing, many people focus on exercising more or eating healthier, but looking after how we think and feel is just as important for our bodies, and especially our mental health. There are many ways that you can start to prioritise and improve your mental health, from lifestyle changes through […]

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As a second lockdown continues and many of us are once again working from home, the line between work-life and personal-life can very easily become blurred. Having a work-life balance is important for mental health, particularly for those who already have problems such as depression or anxiety (including related problems such as OCD, worry, health […]

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“Think positive” is an affirmation that is often encouraged in daily life and while the advice comes from a place of well intention, in practice (and from the research), thinking positively doesn’t work. There has been recent research that shows this type of “unconditional positivity” is actually detrimental to mental health as it highlights the […]

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Stress can be overwhelming at times and, at other times, can sit just below the surface, causing us to seek out and use unhelpful coping mechanisms. After a long day at work, it can be tempting to reach for a glass of wine or a beer but alcohol, among many other common ways people try […]

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Anger is an emotion that everybody experiences at some point and is a complex one which can take some unpacking. At Newcastle Psychologist & Counselling, our team of psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists help a lot of people with anger issues and there are a number of different psychotherapies we can use to help. Outside of […]

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There are a number of understandable reasons, even before the current climate with COVID-19, why you might be reluctant to have a face-to-face appointment for counselling or therapy. While the most common cause for not accessing face-to-face sessions at present might be the risk of Coronavirus, our psychologists in Newcastle have solved this problem and […]

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Life can be challenging and we all experience problems such as stress, anxiety, depression, and possibly even trauma, that can be difficult to overcome on our own. There are also various life events that can lead to problems such as work-related stress, relationships problems, bereavement, and even financial blows that can affect us. In the […]

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Updated: 8 October 2020 It’s normal to feel sad, depressed and experience low mood from time to time, especially after negative or upsetting events, and even sometimes for no reason at all. There are times however that these feeling can become a problem. If your sadness, low mood or feelings of depression persist for weeks […]

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Hypnotherapy is often wrongly associated with stage hypnotism and way it is portrayed on television. In reality, hypnotherapy is an effective therapeutic approach that can create effective, lasting improvements for those suffering from problems such as smoking and drinking too much, eating problems (especially under- and over-eating), phobias, and lack of self-confidence among others. One […]

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