Counselling and SAD

Many of us have heard of or had some experience with Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. This is when the cold, dark days of winter impact on our mental health, causing a form of depression. People w...

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What are your thoughts on therapy and how do you know if the therapist is the right fit for you?

Below are some thoughts shared by members of the community on how long to stick with a therapist if you’re not sure it’s working; the value and importance of therapy, and questions to ask yourself if ...

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How your environment affects your mental health

Lots of factors contribute to poor mental health. Genetics, personal history, diet, lifestyle…all of these play a part. However, when trying to parse the causes of our mental health struggles, many of...

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Prevention and management of depression in children and young adults

Depression is not exclusive to adults. As we learn more about depression, we’re growing to understand that children can also suffer from depression - even from quite young ages. It’s naturally distres...

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Postnatal Depression In Men

Postnatal Depression is a horrible thing, which can turn what should be a happy (if tiring!) time for a family into a living nightmare. Over the last few years, awareness about postnatal depression ha...

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Maternal Mental Health

Mothers: we laugh together over the intense worries we have, for example about whether or not our baby is breathing – some of us will wake a softly sleeping infant to make sure they’re still alive, th...

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Music and Mental Health

Many of us love music, but did you realise that it’s good for your mental health? It’s true! Researchers have found that dopamine levels increase in the brain when people listen to music that they enj...

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NCS talks student membership and more with Counselling Tutor!

In response to a number of questions posed by the Counsellor Tutor facebook group, the National Counselling Society (NCS) have had the great fortune to be asked to work with the Counselling Tutor team...

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Check a practitioner in 3 simple steps

The Professional Standards Authority recommend the following: "We recommend you only choose practitioners who are regulated or on an Accredited Register When you should check practitioners: It is impo...

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