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Exam stress and how to help

Are your children experiencing exam stress?

Wed 1st Jun 2016

Last year I wrote about children and teenagers experiencing exam stress and what could be done to help them.  As it is nearing that time of year again, I thought it might be helpful to repost.


The period of waiting for examination results for both teenagers and parents can be a...

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Ben Fogle: I owe everything to my dog Inca

Ben Fogle with Inca (black) and his wife Marina's dog, Maggi (brown)

Fri 15th Apr 2016

Most people who have had animals in their lives know how devastating the loss of their dogs, cats or any pet can be. These animals become part of our lives and are much-loved family members.  In many cases, they are our best friends. Losing animal friends can be for many...

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Nutrition and depression

Nutrition and depression

Mon 21st Mar 2016

For many years, I have known that eating the right food is very important not only for our physical health but also for our mental health.

Rachel Kelly, a fellow counsellor, whose views I respect, has strong opinions on the subject and she has kindly said I can share some of...

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Counselling can help around the Christmas and New Year Period

Fri 11th Dec 2015

Problems at Christmas: recognising them helps

For many, Christmas is a time to look forward to, a break from work, and an opportunity to spend time with your family with lots of festive cheer. But for some the whole experience can be stressful from beginning to end. 

There are so many factors...

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