Person-Centred Counselling in Warrington, Cheshire with BACP accreditation: for anxiety, bereavement, trauma, relationship issues, abuse. Located off Junction 10 of the M56, and easily accessible from Chester, Altrincham, Knutsford, Northwich and Tarporley.

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Why Stress Management is Essential

Why Stress Management is Essential Whether you are struggling with a large workload, finding your studies too much or fighting to keep your relationship alive, having stress management techniques in your life is helpful in keeping you happy and healthy. Stress may not feel like a big deal and you probably think you just need…

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What makes a good ending in therapy?

What makes A Good Ending in Therapy? Relationships are hard work and when they end people can feel devastated. A secure therapeutic ‘alliance’ often helps clients find a more constructive way to say “goodbye”. But to do this, counsellors must focus on the end of therapy as a phase rather than a single event, as…

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Surviving a Traumatic Bereavement

After a traumatic bereavement, people often feel intense rage mixed with guilt and shame. Every area of their life tends to be affected by such a sudden loss. But how this kind of experience can be treated has not been so clear. In a practice-oriented evidence review, Nicole Barlé and her colleagues recommend a comprehensive…

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Self-injury: The devastating impact of stigma

One reason self-injury remains hidden is the commonly held view that those who self-injure are ‘attention-seeking’. Prejudice in the health service and the media can brand people as wasting professionals’ time and resources. Shame is compounded by visible scars and fear of being labelled ‘mentally ill’. Maggie Long is sceptical about whether self-injury is the…

Social research and the ‘activist client’

Therapy can be “psychologically transformative” for clients who have been affected by their political, social and cultural environment. However, in a new paper in Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Andrew Samuels presents a more nuanced picture, showing that active engagement in political action, with other activists “leads to spirituality of some kind and spirituality informs political action”. The…

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Is it OK to cry in therapy?

Although crying is effective for many people in everyday life, it doesn’t help everyone. In fact, in some cases it might do more harm than good. And while many studies suggest that therapists cry because they are moved by client’s struggles, we actually know relatively little about what therapists communicate when they cry in front…