Author Archives: Annette Wright

The Counselling Process

Psychology in recent times has gained significantly in terms of acceptance with the general public compared with the perceptions held by them twenty or so years ago. While there may be some resistance in certain people who lack an understanding of the benefits involved, regular counselling has proved to be beneficial for a wide range […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and your relationship

OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder characterised by obsessive or repetitive behavioural and mental compulsions. To date, the causes of OCD are not fully understood. Research indicates there are a variety of psychological and biological factors that may be involved in causing obsessive compulsive syndromes but that these vary from person to […]

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Communication – a fundamental ingredient in a successful relationship

It’s a well-known fact that communication is a key ingredient in a successful marriage. Without effective communication, a couple is unable to discuss important issues and resolve their disagreements. This can often lead to feelings of detachment, anger or resentment in the long term. Although I refer to communication in relationships these tips are equally […]

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Work Stress Management Advice

   What can you do?     Top 10 Stress busters       Relaxation tips       Good Time Management techniques   Top 10 Stress-busting techniques  Be active If you have a stress-related problem, physical activity can get you in the right state of mind to be able to identify the causes of your stress and […]

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Financial Stressors at Xmas Time

  People can become anxious and disheartened with the financial pressures of this time of the year. Making suggestions such as conducting a Secret Santa where everyone buys just the one gift, or making your own gifts, or being prepared and lay buying gifts in order to spread the cost over several weeks are good […]

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Anxiety and Depression bought about by the Holiday Season

For every picture perfect family group getting together and celebrating the festive season enjoying each other’s company there is sure to be another group living the old saying “You can pick your friends, but not your relatives”. The people in the latter group would much rather be out celebrating with friends but find themselves forced […]

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Anxiety Symptoms

Feelings of anxiety are a natural part of our fear response.  We need this response to protect us from harm, both physical and psychological. Anxiety generally passes as quickly as the perceived threat, but for many people it is not something that they are able to control. Psychologists call anxiety the “common cold of mental […]

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