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Depressed and You Don’t Know It? The Tell-Tale Symptoms of Depression

By Ian Tomlinson | May 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

One in 10 people in the UK will experience depression at some point in their lifetime and not getting treatment can be life threatening. Now there’s a sober fact to kick things off, but major depression really can be a killer. So, how do you know the difference between feelings of sadness and symptoms of…

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What Is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

By Ian Tomlinson | May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a distressing anxiety- related condition that leads the sufferer to act out obsessive compulsions and urges. It is recognised by the World Health Organisation as one of the top ten most disabling illnesses in terms of diminished quality of life and loss of earnings, and causes distress to sufferers and…

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What Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

By Ian Tomlinson | May 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based therapy, which means that it has undergone rigorous research and has been found to be effective in treating a wide range of mood and anxiety disorders. This is why it is the recommended treatment approach by the governments NICE guidelines. The NICE guidelines set out best practice and…

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How To Change Your Negative Stress And Use It As A Positive

By Ian Tomlinson | May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Stress – Is there a word with more negative connotations? Probably, but this little six letter noun congers up all kinds of feelings and thoughts, most of which; you don’t want to keep hold of. Left unchecked stress can have a detrimental effect on your physical and emotional well-being and also negatively influence both professional…

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Couples Counselling In Manchester

By Ian Tomlinson | Apr 27, 2013 | Comments Off on Couples Counselling In Manchester

Having couples counselling in Manchester can be a great way to save your relationship if things are not going well.  At The Affinity Centre there are several therapists who work with couples regularly.  You can choose what sort of therapist and what sort of style would suit you and your partner best. Relationship Counselling The more…

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How To Keep Sex Alive In Your Relationship

By Ian Tomlinson | Apr 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

I love TED talks! In this one Esther Perel talks about why the sex commonly fizzles out in long term relationships. Perel talks about how we demand from one partner what we used to get from an entire community and how many of the things we want from our partners are contradictory.  For example we want…

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Does Psychotherapy Work?

By Ian Tomlinson | Mar 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Does therapy work?” is a simple question and I am very tempted to give a simple answer – “yes!”  As with most things in life though, it’s not as simple as that because sometimes the answer is “no” and sometimes it’s “maybe – what do you think?”.  Let me explain my ridiculously ambiguous response. Can…

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What Is Imago Relationship Therapy?

By Ian Tomlinson | Mar 17, 2013 | 4 Comments

Imago Relationship Therapy was created by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt (Harville’s wife).  They define it as “a theory and therapy of committed partnership with a focus on marriage/civil partnership.” I have been using Imago Relationship Therapy as my model of couples therapy for several years now.  I have chosen to use it because I…

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Therapy rooms available to hire in Wilmslow, near Manchester

By Ian Tomlinson | Mar 10, 2013 | Comments Off on Therapy rooms available to hire in Wilmslow, near Manchester

The Affinity Centre in Wilmslow has rooms to rent for psychotherapists and counsellors who are looking for a home.  Room rental includes hire of a well decorated, warm and comfortable room, free wifi, free tea and coffee and a referral system to build up your client numbers. The Affinity Centre is situated on Water Lane,…

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