• 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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  • Building Self Esteem

    Posted on May 26, 2012 by in Blog

    Self esteem is your own personal view of yourself, physically, mentally, and emotionally. We all have different views of ourselves, but keeping a positive outlook will benefit you more than a negative one. Too many people have developed low self esteem for many different reasons (babies are not born underestimating themselves) and they need to […]

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    Keeping calm, and getting things done when on the phone with call centres

    Posted on May 25, 2012 by in Blog

    For most of us, making a telephone call is something that we need to do almost every day, and on some days it may be the case that we need to make quite a few calls. The prospect of spending time on the phone, particularly if it’s dealing with difficult family members or creditors can […]

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  • Exercise: The Ultimate Stress-Reliever

    Posted on May 23, 2012 by in Blog

    Perhaps it’s the result of having a new job, a new friend, a new partner, a new baby. You are overwhelmed with a feeling of excitement yet you feel inadequate as well – you are under stress. At times you might feel as if there’s no relief in sight, as if you’re on a treadmill. […]

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