News from BACP | Speak to a counsellor if you need support, says Olympian Ellie Downie — Read on www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2022/19-january-team-gb-gymnast-opens-up-about-bereavement-counselling/ Toni says: BACP have a great section on their website where celebrities talk about their positive experiences with counselling. Uplifting …

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An OPEN MORNING for students and counsellors  23rd April 2022, 9.30am – 12 pm. Easton on the Hill Village Hall, New Road, Easton on the Hill, PE9 3NN We are constantly being approached by students who want to know more about the …

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Russia: Xander Parish shares Cinderella story of leaving UK for St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Ballet — Read on news.sky.com/story/russia-xander-parish-shares-cinderella-story-of-leaving-uk-for-st-petersburgs-mariinsky-ballet-12502115 Toni says: An inspiring story of what can be achieved by hard work and unrelenting focus. He wasn’t born a genius dancer. …

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News from BACP | A new report “is a timely reminder that the mental health of older adults mustn’t be overlooked.” — Read on www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2021/13-december-calls-to-increase-access-to-talking-therapies-for-older-people/ Toni says: it’s good to read BACP’s strong support for the message in a recent …

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American psychiatrist who developed the revolutionary cognitive behavioural therapy — Read on amp.theguardian.com/society/2021/nov/03/aaron-beck-obituary Toni says: A great loss. I find Beck’s story to be so inspiring. He challenged the accepted way of doing things through the creation of a new …

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85% of people agree it’s a good idea to seek counselling or psychotherapy for a problem before it gets out of hand. — Read on www.bacp.co.uk/news/news-from-bacp/2021/8-october-attitudes-towards-mental-health-are-changing-our-research-finds/ Toni says: this is good news although I wonder how to identify that magic …

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Questions to ask a counsellor before you begin sessions — Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/happiful.com/questions-to-ask-your-counsellor-before-you-begin-working-with-them/amp/ Toni says: I wonder how many counsellors are prepared for these kinds of questions? I remember going for my first session with a counsellor years ago and …

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The policy would encourage employers to give paid leave to staff if their pet dies. — Read on www.northwaleschronicle.co.uk/news/19528069.calls-uk-firms-give-employees-paid-leave-pet-dies/ Toni says: The unconditional bonds we form with our pets can represent a critical part of our support networks. Their loss …

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