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Why Get Family Counselling?

Family dynamics have a crucial role in individuals’ lives every step of the way. Whether blood-related, blended, foster or adopted. This could sometimes lead to some distress and collective unhappiness. Why Get Family Counselling? This could be due to various different reasons and sometimes family counselling would be the best way to resolve the issues. Here are a few reasons

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Counselling After A Miscarriage

Having A Miscarriage A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy during the first 23 weeks (NHS, 2018). Sadly, many women across the whole world experience miscarriages and figures show that 1 in 3 pregnancies end in miscarriage for those that know they are pregnant. A large sum of miscarriages happens before a woman is even aware that they have

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Christmas Is So Expensive!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and wonderfully expensive, too… I was struck the other day by how expensive December has been – my childrens’ Christmas parties and activities, Christmas shopping, food and otherwise. This ties in with a recent news item highlighting that the cost of home-cooked Christmas dinner has risen by 18% compared to last

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Birth trauma treatment

Birth Trauma Treatment

In this blog I am going to explain what treatment for Birth Trauma involves. This is a problem that affects 25-35% of women. Birth Trauma also affects men, so in this article I will refer to the sufferer as ‘the parent”. There are two treatments that are thought to be effective for Birth Trauma, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye

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Birth trauma

Birth Trauma

In this blog I am going to explain what Birth Trauma is then share a quick quiz so that you work out if this is the problem that you are struggling with. Birth Trauma is when a parent develops Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of giving birth. It is estimated to effect 30,00 women in the UK

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Treating Childhood Depression

Treating Depression in Children

It is estimated that in the UK alone there are 80,000 children suffering from Depression, that equates to about 4% of children. In this blog I am going to go through what treatment for these children involves. Unfortunately, there is currently no good quality evidence indicating what the best treatment for children with depression is. So, I am going to

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How to Get Pregnant Fast

How to Get Pregnant Fast – 9 Step Fertility Series

Step 1 – Getting Started This blog post is designed to help you to prepare both your mind and body for pregnancy and to survive the time it takes you to get you to this point.  It is based on my professional and personal experience of infertility, I am a mother of 4 boys, all conceived after the age of

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Depression in Children

How to Spot Depression in Children

 Low mood in children is often dismissed as a passing phase, sometimes as just part of growing up. However, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence estimates that in the UK alone 80,000 children suffer from depression, 8,000 of those are under 10. Depression is not a problem that will just go away on its own. Here are the signs

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Dealing with Exam Stress

How To Deal With Exam Stress

In this blog I am going to describe 5 tips for dealing with exam stress and a 6th tip if you are a parent reading this trying to help your child. The first thing to remember is that a certain amount of anxiety and stress in the lead up to exams is normal and necessary. Nature has designed us to

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How to Tackle Bullying

How To Tackle Bullying

 In this blog I am going to describe a 10-step plan to tackle bullying. 1. Work Closely with your Child’s School Sooner Rather than Later The sooner you can start working with the school to stop your child being bullied the better. This may seem like an obvious thing to say but bullying is often a contentious issue and

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How to Cope with Miscarriage

6 Tips To Help You Cope With Miscarriage

 Having a miscarriage is devasting. You have lost a baby and where ever it was in its development when you miscarried, you will need to allow yourself to grieve for that life and work out how to move forward without that baby. In this article I am going to share 6 tips to help you do this. 1. Remember

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Coping with a Miscarriage & Depression – Behind the Mask

 I am not starting from the beginning of my story, in fact I am starting with the most recent of years. I will go back to the start in a future blog post. After 5 years of being convinced that I would never have a second child after the mental problems I faced following the birth of my daughter,

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Do We Need To Learn How To Be Parents?

The foundation of our self esteem and confidence and therefore our mental health lies in our early childhood experiences and so therefore with our parents. It is through the explicit and implicit messages that they give us that we develop the beliefs about ourselves, our value and capacity and what to expect from other people and the world, which form

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