Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Tag: Counselling

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 […]

Common problems that millenials bring to therapy

Common problems that millenials bring to therapy

Life is bloody hard at times. It can take effort to stay chipper and see the good stuff at times. At least we can take some consolation in knowing that we aren’t alone. In many ways, we are all in the “crazy soup of life” […]

Ways To Pick Yourself Up & Move Forward After A Setback

Ways To Pick Yourself Up & Move Forward After A Setback

Going through any kind of setback in life can be frustrating and also bring about feelings of shame and embarrassment. It’s important you learn how to pick yourself back up and move forward so you can create a brighter future for yourself. Be willing to […]

Cognitive Behavioural therapy vs traditional counselling

Cognitive Behavioural therapy vs traditional counselling

Mental health awareness and progress has come a long way from the rudimentary interventions once used. Electroconvulsive therapy used to be all the rage but nowadays we use more civilised forms of therapy such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Both have […]

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 […]

What is depression and how can we help?

What is depression and how can we help?

Some people don’t believe depression is a real medical illness, saying it’s “all in your head.” And in a way, they’re correct. Depression is all in the head because it’s caused by changes in the brain’s chemistry. It’s a serious illness and should be treated […]