• Listen to your body

    Posted on August 15, 2012 by in Blog

      When you are experiencing mental or emotional stress – from working too long and too hard, after an argument with someone you love, when deadlines are approaching, when your dog has gone missing – you might notice that suddenly you have a very painful headache, that your neck and shoulders ache, that you have […]

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  • Tips for managing stress

    Posted on August 12, 2012 by in Blog

    Many people who get in touch with Birmingham Counselling Services do so because they are experiencing a lot of stress in their lives – at home, at work, in relationships, or because of an important event which is coming up. The word “stress” can frighten us as we constantly hear it in a negative context, […]

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  • When a Marriage or Partnership Breaks Down

    Posted on August 9, 2012 by in Blog

    Relationship breakdown is a reason given by some of the enquirers at Birmingham Counselling Services. You went into this relationship with the intention and the hope that it would last for life.  You assumed that your partner had done the same.  And along the way, over the years, you have begun leading much more separate […]

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  • Take The Stress Test

    Posted on July 22, 2012 by in Blog

    Nowadays most of us are familiar with the idea that life events cause stress and that stress can cause illness. The original work in this area was done in 1967 by two US psychiatrists, Drs Holmes and Rahe, whose research led to the establishment of a correlation between the experience of certain life events and […]

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  • Do You Have Low Self Esteem?

    Posted on July 19, 2012 by in Blog

    Sometimes when an enquiry comes in to Birmingham Counselling Services, it has taken all the enquirer’s emotional strength to get in touch, because of their low self-esteem.  They can hardly believe that anyone can care about them enough to want to give them any help.   Self-esteem, how you feel about yourself and how you […]

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  • How Self-Confident Are You?

    Posted on June 29, 2012 by in Blog

      Do you have self-confidence or would you like more?  This is an issue that is raised by many people who get in touch with Birmingham Counselling Services. Your answer to the question might well be: No, I’m not very confident, but I would like to be. This is a very general response. It helps […]

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  • Learn to Recognise Symptoms of Stress in Your Body

    Posted on June 26, 2012 by in Blog

      When people get in touch with Birmingham Counselling Services they very often mention too much stress as a problem they are trying to deal with. And sometimes we become aware of physical symptoms without realising that they are caused by stress rather than by an infection. Our bodies are not separate from our minds […]

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  • The Benefits of Self-Confidence

    Posted on June 23, 2012 by in Blog

    The lack of self-confidence is an issue regularly raised by people who get in touch with Birmingham Counselling Services.  As we all know, a reasonable level of self-confidence and self-esteem is a very positive attribute which affects our whole lives. Sometimes through no fault of our own we lose the vein of self-confidence we were […]

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  • Raising Your Self-Esteem

    Posted on June 20, 2012 by in Blog

    One of the most frequent issues people bring when they make enquiries at Birmingham Counselling Services is how to deal with low self-esteem.  We hope that this article will give you some insight into the ways of dealing with it. We all need self-confidence – it supports us throughout our lives, and especially when we […]

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  • Cooking Up Stress Relief

    Posted on May 29, 2012 by in Blog

    Perhaps it shows through your fidgeting, your nail-biting, or your sleepless nights. You feel as if you are under a great deal of stress, and you are searching for relief. While there are many stress reduction strategies you could use, including medication, perhaps one of the best is one of the easiest: cooking. Even if […]

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