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What Is Micro-Cheating?

If you are seeking the best couples counselling Manchester has to offer, then there are a number of reasons you could be seeking help. A recent concept to emerge in the world of relationships and relationship advice is micro-cheating. Many articles have been run on the concept of micro-cheating, and asking what constitutes this. However, we suggest the problem is not so much micro-cheating, but unrealistic expectations of relationships in the first place. Recent articles have argued that micro-cheating includes everything from texting someone else you have feelings for, all the way...

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New Year, New You?

So we are just finding our feet as February is upon us, and already we are inundated with diet and exercise programmes on TV. The presenter seems to be earnestly exploring for us which is the best diet or exercise regime that will be the answer to all our problems. So we watch them light-heartedly and go about our business, maybe we will join a gym, or eat more veg, but the mode of our lives doesn’t change that much. So what would it be like to be totally happy with your body and mind? Is there a way to change habits of a lifetime? Well, the simple answer is there is, but...

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Losing the Fear

Often when we feel anxious or panicky, it is brought on by the very thought of something unpleasant. It could be something you are thinking about in the past or something you anticipate for the future. Either way, the very idea of this thought is enough to make you have a panic attack, or feel very unwell. Often when I have spoken to clients they tell me the fear of feeling panicky is so scary that they would never contemplate thinking of doing the unpleasant...

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Schools ‘Struggling’ To Provide Mental Health Support For Pupils

Prioritising mental health for pupils in schools across the UK may well be a top priority for teachers and those in the education sector, but it appears that it’s proving to be easier said than done at the moment. A new report from charity Place2Be has found that 45 per cent of school leaders are finding it difficult to bring in health support for children in their care, with 44 per cent admitting that one of the key barriers right now is knowing what kind of support is required for students. Chief executive of the charity Catherine Roche explained that schools are already under...

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Offering professional counselling services in and across Manchester

The issue of mental health has been big news recently, with various well-known figures talking about their battles with depression and anxiety. A new study says rates of anxiety and depression amongst the unemployed have risen by more than 50% during the past four years, with many government policies for the increase. The UK Council for Psychotherapy said measures such as cuts and sanctions were “having a toxic impact on mental health”. Analysis from NHS surveys said that 15.2 of unemployed people said they were experiencing severe or extreme anxiety or depression. Help is...

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