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Online Counselling

Online Counselling

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Enjoy counselling support in the comfort and convenience of your own home - if it's difficult physically, emotionally, financially or geographically to see a therapist at our Centre. We have experienced counsellors who will work online with you, using Skype, wherever you are. We are happy to chat to you beforehand to clarify any queries you have if you think it may be something you want to explore. For more details click here, contact us here, or just call on 0121-429-1758.   Online Supervision This is available for experienced practitioners who want to top up their supervision.Two of our online supervisors who currently have spaces are, Bob Davis, who has previously worked at the Centre as a superviser & trainer and Jenni Taylor who is part of our UK wide…
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Couples Counselling Workshop

Couples Counselling Workshop

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For those who want to work with couples. For practitioners who have some experience of working with couples, or have completed the Couples Counselling part 1, one day workshop, the next full day workshop is on Saturday November 15th. For more details look here or request a callback. See also our intro to couples counselling.
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One-off Therapy Opportunity

One-off Therapy Opportunity

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One-off indiviudual Therapy or Supervision sessions with experienced, international, therapy bodyworker, Julianne Appel Opper. On Tues & Wed 12th & 13th Nov. These can be booked by emailing  Julianne.ao@web.de. We are delighted when Julianne, who used to work at the Centre but moved back to Germany, returns to offer one off embodied sessions and workshops, in between running sought after workshops right across Europe and Scandinavia. These are particularly useful for therapists who want to have a first-hand experience of an embodied session. Sessions cost £50 for an hour.   For other (or longer term) therapy booking contact us here.
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Who needs sleeping pills?

Who needs sleeping pills?

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The NHS spent £50 million on sleeping pills in 2011, but does it solve the problem of why people can't sleep healthily? Lack of sleep effects moods as well as the quality of relationships and work - but what causes the lack of sleep? Is it to do with food, drink or  exercise, or what is going on in our mind? Colin Espie, a sleep psychologist from Glasgow, says 90% of the cause is in the mind, http://gu.com/p/3bhye/em. If you are interested in looking at what is keeping you awake you can explore this with one of our experienced counsellors in a safe and confidential place. Contact us on 0121-429-1758 or request a callback.
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New website launched

New website launched

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Just wanted to post a thank you to Richard of www.tigerpink.co.uk for supporting & guiding us through to the final birth of the new web site. 
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How to Say Hello

How to Say Hello

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Do you do it with a smile, a business-like hand shake or something rather warmer like a hug?  Counsellors don't always get it rightThese questions unexpectedly tested my psyche on an initial meeting with fellow therapists.  I felt I could probably gauge an appropriate way to meet up, but while I wanted to avoid being too stereotypical I did get in a mess. I then thought if I struggled with other therapists how on earth would I get on with clients, let alone outside of work with someone I fancy ? I would advance with my arms moving out to offer a hug only to find them bisected with a firm handshake heading for my midriff.  I assumed they would drop their hand as they realized their mistake and warm…
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