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Personal Barriers to Success

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Frequently we sabotage ourselves by feeling that we don’t deserve success or happiness. Fear of failure can prevent us from moving towards a desired goal. However, this is often to do with our sense of not being enough – more than loss of money or time or reputation. If you have a fear of failure […]

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Barriers to Success

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Do you ever feel that you have more potential that you are realising? Perhaps it seems as if your plans never come to fruition – or you sabotage your own success. Perhaps you lack confidence in your own abilities and doubt your capacity for success. Do you tend to procrastinate or find your great ideas […]

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Plan for Success

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Planning ahead, in whatever task we do, can help smooth the way and prevent problems from arising later on. Confucius, the Chinese philosopher rightly said, “A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble at his door.” It is said that “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can […]

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Mock Exams

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  Now that the mock exams are over students will get a pretty good idea of where they stand in relation to their studies. They will instinctively know if they have done either great, fair or poorly and from this they can decide how to approach the next 3 months or so because believe it […]

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UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING SUICIDE

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Suicide is something we hear about thanks to the recent openness which started some years ago. Talking about it has been and is a challenge as previously we did not consider it something we could be up front about due to the associated stigma. This stigma which is still hanging on for some has its […]

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LONELINESS

As social beings, we are hard wired to connect and most of us feel the need for rewarding social contact and relationships. Loneliness is the feeling we get when our need for this type of contact is not met. Loneliness of course is not the same as being alone. We may choose to be alone […]

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LONELINESS IN OLDER ADULTS

At SouthWest Counselling Centre we are meeting more and more elderly people who are feeling isolated and alone. What strikes me is that whilst there is a lot of emphasis on help and support for younger people there is less awareness of the availability of supports for older people. As we all know, life is […]

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Happy New Year!

The New Year brings with it new expectations and experiences for everyone. It can be a time of excitement and fresh starts and yet feel one of the most difficult times also. Many people report feeling down, a little fatigued and more hopeless. There can be a sense of deflation after all the festivities of […]

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Emerging Adulthood

Emerging Adulthood is known as the period of time between the age of 18 years and 28 years of age approximately. Unfortunately little attention is given to this period in an individual’s life which is a pity because it can be quite a daunting, challenging and fearful time.  They may or may not just be […]

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Suicide Prevention Week

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KERRY LIFELINE September 10th was World Suicide Prevention Day. In order to combat suicide we must connect at various levels. At Kerry LifeLine we strongly believe that we can all work together towards being better connected. Through sharing information, expertise and time, we can do a great deal to help those who are feeling vulnerable […]

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