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What is Self-Compassion and Why does it matter?

At Mindliness, during counselling and therapies, we believe that helping our clients to improve their emotional health is one of the keys to them being able to support their own recovery and longer term personal improvement. That is easier said than done and to make treatments more effective we encourage the notion of self-compassion because it gives each individual client […]

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Welcome to Mindliness at

Welcome to our website and blog at The first thing you may be asking is “What is Mindliness” and what’s it got to do with counselling and psychotherapy?  The simple answer is that mindliness is a desirable state of mind where you are more aware of your emotions occurring and the resulting feelings, thoughts caused […]

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What Integral Therapy is and Why it works well

When anyone’s emotional needs are not being met they can suffer distress, particularly if the emotional health is weak.  If this goes on for a long time then emotional disorders become established, like depression, anxiety and addictive and obsessional behaviour.  Many ways for improving emotional health have been developed over the centuries to help people […]

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What is Relational Therapy and How does it Work?

Many everyday problems have their root causes in relationships. Sometimes the relations are just with yourself (the ultimate one to one relationship!) sometimes they are with a specific partner or someone at work and sometimes they are within a larger group of people. The Relational Therapy approach we use at Mindliness makes the relationship itself a […]

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What is CBT and How Can It Help Me?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a way of helping you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.  It is often used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.  It’s a way of dealing with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from your past.  It focuses on practical ways […]

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What is Counselling and How can it help?

Counselling is at the heart of all our work. It takes place when a counsellor meets a client in a private and confidential setting to explore any difficulties the client is having, distress they may be experiencing, dissatisfaction with their life or loss of direction and sense of purpose. It provides an opportunity for change.  The counsellor will […]

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How to Select Blog Posts using Categories

The notion of categories is used to help you select and view just the posts you are likely to be interested in based on their content. If you look at the header of each post it will list the categories that it is associated with as well as giving you a descriptive post title and a peek […]

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