Dispelling myths about eating disorders

Eating Disorders Awareness Week is approaching, so we thought we’d take on some of the common myths surrounding eating disorders. While we as a society are becoming more aware of the truth about eatin...

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How can an NCS counsellor help you to stay positive during illness?

A lot of people talk about the ‘benefits of positive thinking’ on your health. And they’re right – sort of. A ‘positive mindset’ really can help you to cope with the rigours of chronic illness. Mainta...

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Counselling for Cancer

It’s Cervical Cancer Prevention Week soon, so we’re going to take a deep breath and stare the reality of cancer full in the face. Everyone knows someone who’s suffered from cancer. Perhaps you yoursel...

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New Year, Fresh Mindset

Right now, people all over the world are making firm resolutions to improve their bodies. Gyms are inundated with new memberships (many of which will fall idle a month or so in), and diet books are fl...

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Beating New Year's Resolution pressure

‘New Year, New You’! If only it were that simple! Around this time of year, the question we’re all asking one another is ‘What are your New Year’s resolutions?’ So much so that many of us make up re...

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Coping with mental illness at Christmas

Christmas is supposed to be lovely. Friends, family, togetherness, Goodwill To All Men, the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year and all that. It’s not supposed to be an intensely pressured time full of st...

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Find a counsellor to help with OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a debilitating and much misunderstood condition. It causes serious distress for sufferers, and is agonising for family members and loved ones to witness. If you’re st...

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Find a counsellor to help with trauma

‘Trauma’ is a word which is used a lot these days. Yet very few of us understand the true impact which trauma can have upon those experiencing it. Any event or incident can be ‘traumatic’ if it cause...

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Finding a counsellor to help with financial issues

We all know that money matters can be stressful. What you may not realise is that there is a strong link between financial problems and mental illness. Our financial situation does not just govern o...

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