Tag: CBT

Borderline Personality Disorder and DBT

Borderline Personality Disorder and DBT

  Maddi Crease describes DBT and explains how it has helped her more than other therapies. As a young woman who’s been in the mental health system for over six years, including inpatient admissions, I’ve had my fair share of therapy. From talking about the…

5 Benefits of Online Counseling for Mental Health

5 Benefits of Online Counseling for Mental Health

Nearly 44 million people in the United States, older than 18, suffer from a mental disorder each year. Anxiety and depression are two of the most common forms of mental disorders. These disorders can have negative impacts on your life and turn into larger problems…

The psychology behind hoarding

The psychology behind hoarding

Hoarding is a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Individuals feel the need to hoard things as a means of staying safe. It’s normal to have some degree of hoarding. I find it very hard to chuck old clothes and always think I may need them in…

What happens during counselling?

What happens during counselling?

I’ve been a counsellor for so long that it all seems very normal and natural to listen to complete strangers tell me their deepest secrets. I do appreciate however how strange this must feel to someone who is new to counselling. I thought it would…

How to nurture self belief

How to nurture self belief

How to build trust in yourself 1. Recognize that all humans are comprised of “good” and “bad” parts. In other words, we’re flawed beings. 2. Accept your dark, unsavory, and primitive parts. Change what you can, and accept that you will never be fully evolved.…

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…

Feeling depressed? Try Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Feeling depressed? Try Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

If you are feeling depressed, one way to help yourself is to seek out a counsellor or psychotherapist who is qualified in offerng Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). These are highly qualified mental health experts who are post-graduate qualified. They have a first degree (mine is…

10 Things I Do to Stop Anxiety Defining Me

10 Things I Do to Stop Anxiety Defining Me

After dealing with anxiety for many years, the most crucial thing I’ve learned is that you can’t just let it win.    My wife sometimes describes me as “a warrior.” It’s not something I find easy to believe! However, on those rare occasions when I do…

Cognitive Behavioural Techniques

Cognitive Behavioural Techniques

I’ve been a Cognitive behavioural therapist for so long now that I sometimes forget that many people don’t know that much about Cognitive Behavioural Techniques. Cognitive Behavioural therapy doesn’t work all the time but in many instances it helps change lives for the better. Cognitive…

How I made Cognitive Behavioural Therapy my career

How I made Cognitive Behavioural Therapy my career

I have always been intrigued by the reasons for people’s behaviour. I knew from an early age that Psychology was a major interest of mine but I wasn’t sure exactly what I would end up doing in that field. In South Africa, I went down…

Eight Insightful Tips for Consistent Positivity and Happiness

Eight Insightful Tips for Consistent Positivity and Happiness

Positivity and Happiness “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”-Eleanor Roosevelt I love the above quote as it suggests that no matter what negativity is aimed your way, you still get to choose whether to acknowledge the negativity and believe it, take…

What are you doing with your life?

What are you doing with your life?

Have you ever thought about the quality of your life and what you are doing with your life? I don’t mean a fleeting thought but rather a serious assessment of where your life is at right now? Life gets so busy that we end up…