cognitive behavioural therapy; psychology; relationship counselling

Cognitive behavioural therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Can Cognitive Behavioural Therapy help with anxiety and depression?

Stepping Out: The Definition of Exposure Therapy and What It Treats

Stepping Out: The Definition of Exposure Therapy and What It Treats

The helpless feeling you get in the face of fear is no joke. If you or someone you know is dealing with anxiety or fears, it can feel limiting. The many types of therapy available can make it hard to know what will help. Exposure […]

Secondary stress – getting upset about being upset

Secondary stress – getting upset about being upset

Unfortunately, this is quite a common problem – getting upset about being upset. Here are a few examples: A boy meets a girl he likes and he blushes.  He then feels like a fool for blushing – he is embarrassed about being embarrassed. This is […]

Self esteem – the feel good about yourself trap

Self esteem – the feel good about yourself trap

When we mix up practical problems with emotional issues, we make life a misery for ourselves. You may worry about being a success at work. That’s the practical problem that can be problem-solved but as humans, we tend to place an emotional interpretation onto practical […]

3 Psychological Reasons for Why People Fall

3 Psychological Reasons for Why People Fall

We are fed with the Japanese proverb from childhood that ‘if you fall seven times, get up eight’. It basically underlines the need to keep working hard even after consecutive failures. But if we visualize this proverb from a different angle we can underline the […]

The Effects Of Erectile Dysfunction On Your Relationship

The Effects Of Erectile Dysfunction On Your Relationship

Erectile dysfunction does not just affect the man who has it but also their partner. Since it is such an emotionally traumatic thing, it can even affect the whole family and friends if the mental effects are not dealt with.    Adding to the potential […]

The connection between mental health and addiction

The connection between mental health and addiction

People who struggle with substance abuse might also suffer from or be at risk of acquiring mental disorders, and vice versa, this is according to The National Institute on Drug Abuse. Medically, the name given to this condition is comorbidity.  Drug abuse has reached unprecedented […]

Symptoms of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder

Symptoms of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder

I recently had a client who created a huge amount of turmoil for me. I couldn’t put my finger on what was going on with him. He was erratic and tearful during our therapy sessions and left me feeling drained and exhausted. I knew the […]

Are you a negativity magnet?

Are you a negativity magnet?

Have you ever considered whether you are a negativity magnet? Do you only focus on what isn’t going well? Seeing life through a negative mental filter is a major error that many people make. This happens when we overlook all the good things that are […]