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  • Dealing With Stress and Depression At Christmas Time
    Dealing With Stress and Depression At Christmas Time
    by Rebecca Fitzgerald
    Despite being known as “the most wonderful time of the year” Christmas can often be a time filled with loneliness, sadness and negativity for many. It can be especially stressful if you live with a mental health disorder.
  • Is CBT The Right Therapy For Me?
    Is CBT The Right Therapy For Me?
    by Rebecca Fitzgerald
    Cognitive behavioural therapy (or CBT) is a talking based psychotherapy which focuses on how thoughts, beliefs and attitude affect feelings and behaviour. Based on the theory that how we think directly affects the way we feel and behave, CBT uses a combination of cognitive (examining thoughts) and behaviour (examining things we do) therapies to help people overcome and manage their problems.
  • Finding the Right Therapist
    Finding the Right Therapist
    by UK Therapy Guide
    When you first decide that you would like or need to have therapy, one of the big questions that seems to spring to everyone’s mind is “how do I find a therapist?”. In this article, we talk about how you can find the right therapist for you.
  • Finding a counsellor needn’t be hard; here are some useful tips to help
    Finding a counsellor needn’t be hard; here are some useful tips to help
    by UK Therapy Guide
    When trying to find the right counsellor to suit you, they need to be a good fit for your personality and problems. At the same time, you need to feel safe and secure with them so look for those that have professional qualifications and accreditations.
  • Interpersonal therapy as a treatment for depression: Is it right for you?
    Interpersonal therapy as a treatment for depression: Is it right for you?
    by UK Therapy Guide
    If you are feeling depressed and seeking help via therapy, you may find that your counsellor recommends the use of interpersonal therapy (IPT). If this is something you have not heard of before and feel slightly concerned about it, let’s take a look at what this form of therapy involves and how it works.
  • Phone therapy; is it really as effective as face-to-face?
    Phone therapy; is it really as effective as face-to-face?
    by UK Therapy Guide
    Evidence shows that many types of psychological therapy, particularly cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) can be extremely effective when provided by phone. It is also not limited to treating only certain mental health problems as all types of issues can be dealt with including stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Skype therapy – what it is and how it works
    Skype therapy – what it is and how it works
    by UK Therapy Guide
    Many issues that are usually dealt with via face-to-face counselling can be dealt with via Skype
  • EMDR
    EMDR
    by UK Therapy Guide
    EMDR Stands for Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing. It is possibly one of the most groundbreaking therapies to be discovered and developed in the last thirty years. Discovered by Francine Shapiro in 1988, it is now recognised as an evidence based treatment by the most reputable of therapists globally.
  • Mindfulness based therapies
    Mindfulness based therapies
    by UK Therapy Guide
    Mindfulness based therapies started off as therapies that were implemented to prevent relapse in people suffering with depression. Breathing, meditation and mindfulness exercises are used in the therapy environment to help the client manage negative thoughts. This type of therapy is often referred to as MCBT or mindfulness based cognitive therapy. Using these tools, the depression therapist can then teach the client how to break away from the negative thought patterns that they are experiencing.
  • What is counselling?
    What is counselling?
    by UK Therapy Guide
    It is usually a major life event that prompts a person to think about counselling. We’ve all heard about it. The word gets passed about freely in the media, on television shows and in the media. We hear about it in schools and even at our local doctor’s surgery. It is easy to form an idea about what counselling is. But do we really know?
  • Why Has There Been a 200% Increase in Young People Seeking Help for Exam Stress?
    Why Has There Been a 200% Increase in Young People Seeking Help for Exam Stress?
    by Ciaran O'Brien
    A recent report by the NSPCC has revealed that the number of young people in Britain seeking counselling specifically over exam stress has increased by 200% in recent years, a truly staggering amount.
  • The Future of Mental Health After the General Election
    The Future of Mental Health After the General Election
    by Ciaran O'Brien
    After a shock narrow majority win, we are now facing five years under a Conservative government. So what does this mean for mental health?
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