Tag: therapy

What is Neurofeedback Treatment and How Can It Help?

What is Neurofeedback Treatment and How Can It Help?

If you’ve been looking for an effective treatment for pain, anxiety, or mental disorders like PTSD, you may want to try neurofeedback. Before you consult a professional about this treatment, it’s important to get some information about neurofeedback and how it could benefit you.   …

Counsellors are human too

Counsellors are human too

It’s one of my pet peeves when someone says, “You shouldn’t have any problems, you’re a counsellor”. Or, if I make a mistake, I am sometimes told, “Well you should know better because you’re a counsellor”. If only life was that simple. If it was,…

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…

No one else can fix you

No one else can fix you

No one else can fix you except yourself. The best counsellor or therapist in the world won’t be able to fix you without your collaboration and cooperation. As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, I sometimes get clients who expect me to ‘fix’ them. They have this…

Stepping Out: The Definition of Exposure Therapy and What It Treats

Stepping Out: The Definition of Exposure Therapy and What It Treats

The helpless feeling you get in the face of fear is no joke. If you or someone you know is dealing with anxiety or fears, it can feel limiting. The many types of therapy available can make it hard to know what will help. Exposure…

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…

Emotional Intelligence Masterclass

Emotional Intelligence Masterclass

  Are you a healthcare professional, psychologist, or HR Manager looking to expand your knowledge of emotional intelligence? If so, the Emotional Intelligence Masterclass may be exactly what you are looking for.  This course is also an excellent resource for therapists, coaches or mental well-being trainers.  By taking…

The benefits of therapy

The benefits of therapy

You may wonder why people go see a therapist or a counsellor. What can a counsellor or psychotherapist offer that a good friend can’t? The benefits of therapy are numerous. First of all, one the benefits of therapy is that you can talk to someone…

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”…

Why do people seek counselling?

Why do people seek counselling?

This seems an obvious question to me, but people often ask me why people go to therapy. For those that have never sought out a therapist, this post may be useful in explaining how therapy can be hugely beneficial. Problems that therapy can improve: Relationships…