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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.

What do my dreams really mean and are they normal
Mental Health

What do my dreams really mean and are they normal?

What do my dreams really mean and are they normal? Here’s the thing – there is no one accepted explanation for why we dream, never ...
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The psychological impact of stalking behaviour on victims
Mental Health

The psychological impact of stalking behaviour on victims

The psychological impact of stalking behaviour on victims Research around stalking is still relatively in its embryonic stages, with the first anti-stalking laws being passed ...
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3 practical ways to change your life
Loneliness

Overcome loneliness: 3 practical ways to change your life

Overcome loneliness: 3 practical ways to change your life Do you suffer from loneliness? Take heart, it is very common. Research suggests that levels of ...
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how pets help mental health
Family Psychology

The Power of Paws – how pets help mental health

The Power of Paws – how pets help mental health The Brits are a nation of animal lovers, with over 52% of adults owning a ...
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Online Dating Dos and Don’ts for Happiness and Safety
Couples Psychology

Online Dating Do’s and Don’ts for Happiness and Safety

Online Dating Dos and Don’ts for Happiness and Safety Recent research suggests that a whopping 63% of single people are looking online for love [1] ...
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How do I get the confidence to apply for a new job
Mental Health

How do I get the confidence to apply for a new job?

How do I get the confidence to apply for a new job? New year, new job! If that’s your hope, but you feel you’re lacking ...
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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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