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Covid19 Lockdown in South Africa – Ways to Stay Safe, Sane and Manage Your Time

By |March 26th, 2020|Categories: Counselling, Life Skills|Tags: , , , |

As South Africa enters the first day of lockdown in order to combat the spread of coronavirus, we are all faced with the reality of diving into scary and uncertain times. Not only are we

Blended Families Part 1 – The Couple

By |April 9th, 2019|Categories: Counselling, Life Skills, Marriage|Tags: , , , |

Having a blended family is often a difficult and complicated journey that is high in conflict situations. However, it is becoming a more common occurrence. A blended family happens when two people marry and one or

Gratitude – ‘Thank you, but…’

By |February 11th, 2019|Categories: Counselling|

Positive psychology has raised our awareness about this concept of ‘gratitude’. There is so much research that can be read and worked through that it can be quite daunting. What most of this research boils down

School Anxiety For Young Children

By |January 28th, 2019|Categories: Counselling, Life Skills|Tags: , , , |

Starting school or returning to school in the New Year can be an overwhelming experience for a young child, causing what is known as school anxiety. There are so many changes, expectations and new stimulations

Self-Care: Mindfulness

By |January 8th, 2019|Categories: Life Skills|Tags: , , |

‘Mindfulness’ has become a buzz word and is often connected with self-care advice. But what exactly is mindfulness, how do you do it and why is it healthy? Anyone anywhere can practise mindfulness as a lifestyle

Suicide – Let’s Talk About It – Part 2

By |December 1st, 2018|Categories: Counselling|

Suicide – Let’s Talk About It Part 2 ‘I didn’t see it coming, there were no signs.’ How often do we hear this or similar phrases after someone we know has attempted or completed a

Suicide – Let’s Talk About It

By |November 14th, 2018|Categories: Counselling, Life Skills|Tags: , , |

Part 1 Suicide is a topic that is taboo and not spoken about in most families and communities. There is a fear that by speaking about it we are inviting it into our lives. However,

Surviving The Festive Season

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Life Skills|Tags: , , |

The festive season is drawing near! The weather is starting to warm up, the remaining months on the calendar are few and the shops are overcrowding their shelves with gifts and Christmas decorations which, might

Retirement – A Complex Process

By |October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Counselling, Life Skills|

It is an inevitable fact that each of us will face retirement one day. What most of us do not realise is that retirement is a process that cannot only be thought of when we

Save Your Relationship – The Benefits Of Relationship Counselling

By |June 6th, 2018|Categories: Counselling|

Considering relationship counselling is most certainly a daunting position to be in. It brings with it the realisation that your relationship problems are real and that you cannot go on in this way, something that

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Pets Can Make Us Happy – The Positive Effects Of Animal Companionship On Mental Health

By |May 14th, 2018|Categories: Counselling|

Should you approach virtually any pet owner they will no doubt be more than willing to discuss with you the many memories which they have formed through caring for their companion animals, however, is there

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Not In The Mood? – You Should Never Feel Guilty For Not Wanting To Have Sex

By |April 26th, 2018|Categories: Counselling|

We live in an age where we have become sex obsessed - who is having it, how are they having it and the thoughts of “what can I do to have more?”  Celebrities are blatant

Factors That Harm Relationships

By |April 16th, 2018|Categories: Counselling|

When looking back on a failed relationship, our vision is usually 20/20. Most women and men are easily able to point out what went wrong and why. However when in the relationship, we are usually

Keep Your Child Safe Online With LucidView Enforcer

By |March 27th, 2018|Categories: Counselling|

Keep your child safe on the internet with LucidView Enforcer Would you ever consider driving your kids around without buckling them up in a seat belt?  How about allowing them to ride their bikes without

The Truth About Happiness – Embrace Your Sadness And Suffering

By |February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Counselling|Tags: , , |

  A great talk by psychologist Jordan Peterson on sadness, suffering and our expectation that happiness is the only thing that we need to be successful people. There is no shame in sadness