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Common patterns of behaviour

Common patterns of behaviour

As a counsellor, I am very privileged in the common patterns of behaviour that I witness. I have met many individuals and couples with their own unique challenges and this has allowed me to create links between certain characteristics/behaviour and mental health issues. I thought […]

Myths about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Myths about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

    Myths about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Myth:  CBT emphasizes the power of positive thinking Fact: CBT emphasizes the importance of realistic thinking. It reduces anxiety by replacing unrealistic, exaggerated thinking with more accurate realistic evaluations. Myth:  CBT is slow and can take many […]

Give Depression the Bird

Give Depression the Bird

Help break the stigma surrounding depression by taking this anonymous survey: CLICK HERE For results of the survey: CLICK HERE Give Depression the Bird Let’s get one thing straight. Depression is real. It is not something to be trivialized, snapped out of, or sucked up. […]

Your Personality can be Determined by Your Handwriting

Your Personality can be Determined by Your Handwriting

Your Personality can be Determined by Your Handwriting   Are you aware that your personality can be determined by your handwriting? You can understand more about your personality by looking at your handwriting. The study of handwriting is known as graphology and it has been […]

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

  What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Past events and our upbringings shape the way we think. As we progress through life we begin to make assumptions about ourselves and others – some of these thoughts will be helpful and others will be unhelpful. In the […]

How defense mechanisms protect us

How defense mechanisms protect us

  How defense mechanisms protect us (and the best ones to use) A defense mechanism is a psychological term that describes how people protect themselves from harmful emotions. It is a coping technique that is used to limit anxiety and fear. Defense mechanisms generally occur […]

What is counselling?

What is counselling?

  What is counselling? I’ve been a counsellor for such a long time that I sometimes forget what an alien concept counselling can be for some people. I run a private practice 30 minutes outside of London seeing couples and individuals who are experiencing problems. […]

Top Psychology Websites

Top Psychology Websites

  Top Psychology Websites The psychology websites listed below are fantastic resources for dealing with depression, anxiety and many other mental health issues. Many offer free online CBT courses as well. Tests and assessments can also be completed for free. 1) Psychology Tools   http://psychology-tools.com/ We […]