Category: Blog

Why we need to talk about adolescent mental health as a result of the COVID – 19 pandemic.

November 15, 2021

Latest News - Westcountry Practice is seeing a vast number of adolescents who have been deeply affected by the pandemic and significantly impacted by the periods they spent in lockdown.  The main symptoms are anxiety and depression along with difficulty reconnecting with friends. Whether it is within our tuition service or in our counselling service, we are seeing lots of young people who have not had the chance or opportunity to talk about how...

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Happy Easter!

April 3, 2021

Here is the latest news from Westcountry Practice... Easter is a time for celebration. It also involves eating a lot of chocolate. However, if you’re fancying a change this year, why not try these fun Easter activities! Egg And Spoon Race Egg and spoon races can be incredibly fun for the whole family. Set up a small ‘track’ in your garden, set a start and finish line and see who can cross the line first! Easter Egg...

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Children's and Young Persons Counseling.

March 23, 2021

Westcountry Practice is proud to offer children's and young people's counseling in its Shaftesbury building in rural Dorset. Our bespoke counseling rooms are now finished and furnished. We have rooms for child play therapy and older adolescent therapy. Our child counseling rooms are in Shaftesbury Dorset. We specialize in children who are anxiously depressed or who struggle to make friends and play. We also specialize in helping young people who...

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5 Fun Things to Do In Lockdown

February 4, 2021

Make a Den This fun-filled activity is one where you can get the whole family involved. Use blankets, chairs, pillows, and more to create the den of your dreams. Read books, watch movies, and relax in your own little family-built haven. Get Moving. Due to parks and clubs being closed, it may be difficult to think of ways to get your children moving and be active. Why not try family yoga? You can watch an array of kid-friendly yoga and other...

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January 2021, Starting The New Year Right.

January 1, 2021

Starting a new year can be daunting but it can also be a breath of fresh air as you realize that you can start anew and look to the year ahead. Traditionally, people all over the world make new years resolutions and up to 80% don’t end up sticking with it until the end of the month. New years resolutions don’t have to be about ‘eating better’ or ‘cutting that out they can be much more mindful and reflective. These types of resolutions are...

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Salt Dough Christmas Decorations

December 20, 2020

Salt dough decorations are a fantastic way of creating loving and fun-filled memories that you can cherish forever. Whether you’re an adult or a child, you can have a bundle of fun with this crafty activity, from making fun shapes to going all out with the decorations! What you’ll need: Ingredients for the salt dough 500g all-purpose flour  125g table salt  190g warm water  Tools and equipment Large mixing bowl  Wooden spoon  Baking...

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Christmas Gingerbread

December 18, 2020

Making Christmas Gingerbread biscuits is a great way to have fun and bring the whole family together during the festive period. Make them for yourselves, family members, and neighbors. or even leave them out for Santa on Christmas Eve. Whoever they are for, make them bold and bright and go wild with the endless possibilities for decoration! What you’ll need: Gingerbread  225g Plain flour  ½ teaspoon of salt  2 tsp bicarbonate of soda  ...

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We've Finally Finished

October 1, 2020

After a very long and delayed planning procedure, what felt like a million forms, huge amounts of building materials, and more soundproofing than you could ever imagine, our build has finally finished!  The new children’s center in Shaftesbury is structurally there. Now it's just to decorate, carpet, and furnish. We plan to open before Christmas 2020. Fingers crossed. Here is a sneaky peak of what we’ve been up...

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