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Mental Health Awareness in the Music Industry

By Ian Tomlinson | Jul 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

A post by Rachel Jepson When I founded Counselling For Musicians in 2017 there was no dedicated counselling service for the music industry. There are wonderful charities who address mental health and signpost people, but nothing specifically for counselling. As a musician and counsellor, I’m passionate about mental health and saw this as a massive…

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Places To Stay In Cheadle, Cheshire

By Ian Tomlinson | Jul 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

So, you’re coming on a course or a workshop at The Affinity Centre and have no idea where to stay.  Hopefully this quick blog post will point you in the right direction. I’ll say right from the off that I have not stayed in any of these places so can not vouch 100% for the…

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What is Human Givens Therapy?

By Ian Tomlinson | Jul 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Your quick guide to Human Givens by Lyn Tonks (Human Givens Therapist at the Affinity Centre) What do we need in order to survive and thrive? To survive, all living organisms must take nourishment from the environment to maintain and rebuild themselves. We need air to breathe, water to drink, nutritious food and sufficient amounts…

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Does Couples Counselling Work?

By Ian Tomlinson | Feb 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

So does couples counselling work? In this video I explore whether couples counselling works, how to make couples counselling successful if you decide to do it and why couples get stuck in couples counselling. If you are interested in having couples counselling and would like to discuss it or talk through the options we can…

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Training In Expatriate Issues for Therapists, Supervisors and Health Professionals

By Ian Tomlinson | Jun 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Date:   Saturday 22nd July, 2017 Venue: The Affinity Centre, 29a Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AR. 10am – 4pm. Cost:   110 GBP per person About this course In our increasingly mobile world, therapists are often called upon to address the needs of clients who have lived and worked overseas. Expatriate living impacts individuals on multiple…

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Successfully Supporting Expatriates in Therapy (Level 1)

By Ian Tomlinson | Jun 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Date: July 23, 2016 Time: 10am – 4pm Venue: The Affinity Centre, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AR Cost: £100 Participants: This training is aimed at Counselling and Psychotherapy professionals Rationale This course is essential for those who wish to further develop their counselling repertoire for understanding and working with children, young people and adults from an…

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Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) Personal Development Group.

By Ian Tomlinson | Feb 16, 2016 | Comments Off on Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) Personal Development Group.

This is a 10 week, invite only,  Thursday afternoon group starting on March 3rd 2016 at the Affinity Centre. 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Facilitated by the very experienced ACT therapist, trainer and supervisor, Ian Tomlinson and co-hosted by Bill Stevens, this group will provide an ACT consistent environment for individuals to bring about change.  The work will be…

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Transgender and other gender identities

By Ian Tomlinson | Feb 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Written by Marianne Oakes Gender identity does not start and finish with female and male, boy and girl or even man and woman. No, gender is an expression of who we are as a person in our environment and in the wider world. Generally speaking, our gender identity is assigned to us at birth and…

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What Is Coaching?

By Ian Tomlinson | Mar 20, 2015 | Comments Off on What Is Coaching?

The International Coach Federation defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential” and the coaching experience as “professional coaching focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes and managing personal change.” If you’re looking to develop a particular aspect of yourself or your…

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