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Top 10 mental health apps endorsed my mental health expert

Top 10 mental health apps endorsed my mental health expert

Whilst no app has yet been invented that can replace human face-to-face interactions such as counselling with a mental health expert, there are a number of excellent apps that offer great support and guidance to enhance your wellbeing. I have personally looked at many mental […]

What is a panic attack?

What is a panic attack?

About 5% of people have experienced panic attacks.They can be very frightening. Without warning,a person can experience chest pains, sweat, hyperventilate and feel faint. During an attack, they often feel they are having a heart attack and might die. Stanley Schachter showed that experiencing an […]

Thought reality versus actual reality

Thought reality versus actual reality

If you’ve ever watched the move – “The Matrix” you will have been introduced to the idea of alternate realities. Think baoit how real your dreams can seem, they feel real even though they are part of your thought reality, not actual reality (in terms […]

How to cope with uncertainty

How to cope with uncertainty

No one likes or welcomes uncertainty. It can leave us feeling unsafe and vulnerable not knowing what will happen in the future. We do our best to anticipate problems in our eternal quest to control our environment in order to feel safer. We stock up […]

Failure to launch and how to help young adults thrive

Failure to launch and how to help young adults thrive

The emotional burden for parents of these “failure to launch” young adults – and for the young adults themselves — is incalculable: lost dreams, increased discord in the family, fears for the child’s future safety and security. The financial costs– multiple college failures, increased mental […]

The best ways to fight depression

The best ways to fight depression

Depression isn’t the same as feeling sad or unhappy. It’s more akin to living in a dark black hole where there is no light and no chance of light either. Everything seems hopeless to a depressed person. They feel useless and worthless and they often […]

Life’s an experiment

Life’s an experiment

Life’s an experiment – you better believe it. If we could just push fear aside, be less scared of rejection and failure and care less about what other’s think, we would be so much braver. Think about it. What have you stopped yourseld from doing […]

Qualifications required for various types of counselling

Qualifications required for various types of counselling

I often get asked about the qualifications required to be a counsellor. Here is a guide to what is required: Counselling and Psychotherapy are not statutorily regulated professions, so the only course open to them in order to validate their credentials is voluntary accreditation. BACP […]



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