Blog on emotional well being and personal development

Tag: therapy

What makes a good counsellor?

What makes a good counsellor?

I have often wondered what the magic ingredients are that make a good counsellor. I always knew that qualifications alone would not make a good counsellor. I had seen it for myself, people with academic qualification but who had no people skills at all. No […]

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 […]

10 Signs of good therapy

10 Signs of good therapy

  10 Signs of good therapy Good rapport A good therapist will make you feel at ease. They will not judge you nor will they tell you what to do. When you feel safe and accepted and feel you could tell your therapist anything, you […]

Tips on how to get the most therapeutic value out of psychological therapy

Tips on how to get the most therapeutic value out of psychological therapy

  Tips on how to get the most therapeutic value out of psychological therapy You are emotionally struggling – weighed down by different feelings or profound sadness/anxiety/hopelessness.. you might have been going through a number of things that life threw at you from left, right […]

Life isn’t fair

Life isn’t fair

  Life isn’t fair Today I am feeling fed up. Despite all of my CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Training)  training, there are some days when life just makes me weary. Having the tools and the knowledge to manage life does not necessarily make life easier all […]

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for trauma

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for trauma

  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for trauma CBT can be used for all sorts of problems ranging from anxiety, depression to post-traumatic stress disorder. I found this brilliant summary of CBT and have copied it below: The Secret of Overcoming Verbal Abuse: Getting Off the Emotional […]

The benefits of cognitive behavioural therapy

The benefits of cognitive behavioural therapy

  The benefits of cognitive behavioural therapy When people read my book “Destination Delinquency?” which is all about my upbringing and formative years, they find it almost impossible to believe that the person written about in the book is the same person that they see […]

Super self confidence

Super self confidence

  5 Tips for Super self confidence I am in a very fortunate position in that I meet a lot of clients from different walks of life with many varying stories. I am always fascinated about  where they have come from, the experiences that have […]