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On The Couch Blog

Welcome to the My Family Psychologist On The Couch Blog. Our articles are updated on regular basis with relevant information to help our readers with situations they may be dealing with, however, nothing is ever as effective as just speaking to someone who may be able to help.

Check back regularly for helpful updates, case studies, articles, and help for you and your family. If you would like to contribute to the On The Couch Blog please get in touch.

All articles published on My Family Psychologist are for information and entertainment only, you should always contact and speak to an expert if you feel that any of the issues discussed relate to you.

Healing the shame of loss and debt
Family Psychology

Healing the shame of loss and debt

Healing the shame of loss and debt Recently there has been a lot of coverage about financial scandals. Netflix have just released a docuseries about ...
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How to care for yourself while caring for others
Child Psychology

How to care for yourself while caring for others

How to care for yourself while caring for others Are you an unpaid carer looking after a family member and finding yourself burnt out? Perhaps ...
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History as mindfulness in Northumberland’s historic castles
Local

History as mindfulness in Northumberland’s historic castles.

History as mindfulness in Northumberland’s historic castles Modern life is hectic and we are all consumed by gadgets and deadlines. If you wish to calm ...
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Has Dry January made you realise you have an alcohol problem
Family Psychology

Has Dry January made you realise you have an alcohol problem?

Has Dry January made you realise you have an alcohol problem? All content and media on this website is created and published online for informational ...
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How to survive and thrive on Valentine’s Day
Couples Psychology

How to survive and thrive on Valentine’s Day?

How to survive and thrive on Valentine’s Day Do you dread February 14th? Rest assured, that’s understandable and totally normal. Research [1] has shown that ...
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How can talking treatments help me with my phobia
Loneliness

How can talking treatments help me with my phobia?

How can talking treatments help me with my phobia? If your fear of something – whatever that ‘something’ may be – causes you significant problems ...
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In Crisis

In Crisis? If you feel you or someone else is at imminent risk there are a number of services and organisations who can help:Go to your local A&E

Call The Police 

Contact your local NHS Crisis Team 

Contact your local Single Point of Access; this is a relatively new service available in most Trusts aimed to streamline referrals 

If you need to talk to someone, there are a number of charitable organisations who can help:

Text THEMIX to 85258 – talking support for young people 

Call The Samaritans on 116123 or email jo@samaritans.org

Visit www.thecalmzone.net – The Campaign Against Living Miserably, specifically aimed at men under 45.

Call Family Lives on 0808 800 2222 – support for families and parenting. 

Childline – 0800 1111.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse you can contact Refuge on their 24 hour helpline 0808 2000247.

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