Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Cognitive behavioural therapy

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

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 […]

Reactive attachment disorder

Reactive attachment disorder

Reactive Attachment Disorder is the result of a child not forming a secure attachment to a primary parent or caregiver before the age of five. The lack of an early relationship where the child’s basic needs of food, shelter, warmth, and nurturing aren’t being met […]

How to improve at tolerating uncertainty

How to improve at tolerating uncertainty

Would it really be that good if we could have certainty abut everything? Think about it. Tolerating uncertainty definitely has it’s advantages. Imagine knowing exactly how your life would unfold. You would know about the first heartbreak but still have to go through it. You […]

How to change the negative voice in your head

How to change the negative voice in your head

We all have a negative voice that reminds us of our insecurities. It’s intrusive and says things to us like, “You’re not good enough”; “You can’t do it”; “Nobody likes me”, and so on. We all get these intrusive thoughts without exception and they add […]

Confessions of a counsellor

Confessions of a counsellor

It’s not easy being a therapist. Dealing with people’s emotional problems on a daily basis can wear you down if you aren’t fastidious in practising self care. I have been burnt out in the past and this has been a result of not taking enough […]

My biggest revelation since becoming a CBT therapist

My biggest revelation since becoming a CBT therapist

Cognitive behavioural therapy┬áhas taught me a lot. There are life situations that CBT can’t help with but the one thing that CBT has helped me with is the realisation that I have the power to choose my thoughts. My biggest revelation since becoming a CBT […]

Will cognitive behavioural therapy help my anxiety?

Will cognitive behavioural therapy help my anxiety?

CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) is a great antidote for anxiety. Most CBT therapists start by explaining how anxiety affects us on a more basic level. When we feel threatened, our immediate reaction is one of these three: flight, fight or freeze. We either try to […]



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