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Should You Study Mental Health If You Have Mental Health Issues?

November 26, 2018
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One in five students suffer from mental health issues. Therefore, some of these students will undoubtedly be included in the 20% of individuals who wish to study mental health as a topic. With so many different courses, emerging research, therapeutic[...]
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The Rise of Self-Therapy: Are Counsellors Still Necessary?

November 16, 2018
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The interest in self-therapy has been steadily rising. US-based radio station NPR called it “The Millennial Obsession”. That’s because this generation is the one that contributes the most to the £7 billion self-care industry. It is also the one[...]
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4 Online Mental Health Courses Which Could Transform Your Career

May 16, 2018
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Mental Health Awareness Week If you didn’t know already, this week is Mental Health Awareness Week. For those who are not familiar with the occasion, this yearly occurrence has been put in place to help the public better understand and deal with Mental[...]
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Ross Kelly: I’ve Completed 4 Counselling Courses

January 24, 2018

Our guest blogger dreamed of a career in counselling… Before I studied counselling, I had been unhappy with where I was in my working life.  I had some solid jobs in government administration early on, but an unsuccessful business venture in mid-life[...]
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How to become a CBT therapist

June 15, 2017
Our CBT training is convenient and online.

In 2017, one in four people in the UK will struggle with a mental health issue. Anxiety and depression have always affected human beings, but research has revealed that self-harm and suicidal thoughts are on the rise. Mental health in young people[...]
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How to get into counselling

April 19, 2017
How to start a career in counselling with an introductory course

What is counselling? Counselling is a type of therapy that encourages people to talk about their experiences, problems and feelings in a confidential setting. Clients use counselling to consider their own behaviour from new perspectives and to overcome difficult[...]
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What is cognitive behavioural therapy?

May 24, 2016
Cognitive behavioural therapy. Girl in the sunlight

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a type of counselling that helps people to change the way they think and act. It’s a combination of cognitive therapy and behaviour therapy. This type of therapy can be very effective for people suffering from anxiety[...]
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What are the symptoms of anxiety?

May 18, 2016
Symptoms of anxiety. Girl sitting by a window.

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, with a focus on relationships. We’re taking a look at the symptoms of anxiety, what to look out for in our friends and family and what we can do to help. Symptoms of anxiety include: Problems sleeping Restlessness Dizziness Irritability Tense[...]
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What is a reflective practitioner of counselling?

February 27, 2015
reflective practitioner

In most professions, reflective practice is the process of reflecting on professional experiences that occur in the job, and learning from them. It’s also about the approach to the job and being able to see where improvements can be made. This applies[...]
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Ways to improve your listening skills

January 27, 2015

Listening is a key counselling skill. It is the art of obtaining the information you need from a speaker, whilst encouraging them to open up and share their issues. “You cannot truly listen to anyone and do something else at the same time.” M. Scott[...]
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