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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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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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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Covid Australia: Kids as young as five getting counselling due to stress of the pandemic — Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9886969/amp/Covid-Australia-Kids-young-five-getting-counselling-stress-pandemic.html Toni says: Everyone has had it tough through this pandemic from the unstructured workaholic, the unhappily marrieds, the isolated depressed, the …

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The brutal reality of life inside a women’s prison: former inmate describes what it’s REALLY like – Liverpool Echo — Read on www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/brutal-reality-life-inside-womens-15062695.amp Toni says: there are some sobering statistics here and an eye opening perspective. I’m interested in what …

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Click here for a BBC News story about silent retreats. “I realised that if something seems stressful, the way you see it is not the only way of looking at it.” says Gemma, a regular attendee of these retreats. Toni …

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