The British Psychological Society reports on research by Katherine Ashbullby and Dr Mathew White (and colleagues) which just goes to prove what many of us coast-dwellers have known all along: that visiting the seaside is good for you. The researchers looked at data from people who had visited urban parks, the countryside and the coast, [...]
A recent report in the British Medical Journal suggests that children who are bullied are at high risk of self-harm in early adolescence. In their study – which followed 1000 sets of twins over a period of several years – researchers also found that many of the children who had been bullied and who later [...]
One month on from our launch date and Marple Cross’ new website is already generating fresh business for our resident therapists, with several of our practitioners reporting new client referrals via their professional listings in our Therapist Directory. Promoting the therapy business Our aim in setting up the new site was to offer our therapists [...]
Anger management is one of the most common phrases searched for on counselling and psychotherapy websites. Whilst anger is a natural emotion that has evolved to help us survive as a species, it can also be frightening and damaging, both to the angry person themselves and to those on the receiving end. But there is help available.
Having a disabled child in the family can bring an extra layer of stress, anxiety, financial worries and relationship problems on top of the 'usual' stresses that occur whenever a child is born. Whilst mothers of disabled children certainly don't have it easy, women in general are better at finding support than men are. Marple Cross is setting up a support group for fathers of disabled children to provide a safe space for them to share their expeiences with others.
A recent workshop at Marple Cross on the links between our early emotional lives and later issues with food and eating has generated a lot of interest. From secret eaters to ice-cream addicts, some of the experiences shared were very revealing and stimulated a great deal of debate.