Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Tag: cognitive behavioural therapy

Emotional survival tips for life

Emotional survival tips for life

We can all use survival tips for life. I have found that there are times when life feels completely overwhelming. All hope is lost and everything seems bleak. I guess it’s just a part of life but it still sucks…BIG time. Whenever I go through […]

Employee Assistance Programme with a difference

Employee Assistance Programme with a difference

I qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) this year after completing a two year Post-Graduate CBT course at New Buckinghamshire University. It’s one of the toughest courses I have ever experienced and left me with a renewed respect for qualified CBT counsellors who are […]

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 […]

Can mental health apps replace traditional counselling?

Can mental health apps replace traditional counselling?

I believe that mental health apps will play an important role in the future of mental health care by providing innovative solutions for the self-management of mental health disorders. Mental health apps have the potential to reach people who would otherwise not receive help by removing […]

Escaping depression

Escaping depression

Escaping depression is easier said than done but there are things that you can do to keep the black dog at a distance. Mental health professionals still continue to debate whether depression is physiological (nature) or whether it is a product of the environment around […]

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 […]

Depression and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Depression and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

How cognitive behavioural therapy can help ease depression Depression is a mood disorder that affects how you feel and how you think. It can be debilitating leading to detachment from life. The Depression Cycle by Kennerley shows the typical cycle of depression: Depression cycle kennerley […]

4 Ways to build resilience

4 Ways to build resilience

Ways to be stronger when life throws you challenges There are many advantages to fostering resilience. Resilience helps people face and manage positive and negative life events. Resilient people persist in the face of obstacles and, when necessary, accept circumstances that cannot be changed. Resilience provides a […]