Agitated depression

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What is agitated depression? Agitated depression is a type of depression that involves symptoms like restlessness and anger. People who experience this type of depression usually don’t feel lethargic or slowed-down. Agitated depression used to be called “melancholia agitata.” It’s now known as “mixed … Continued

Living with depression

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What is living with depression like? The NHS describe living with depression like this, “the symptoms of depression can be complex and vary widely between people. But as a general rule, if you’re depressed, you feel sad, hopeless and lose interest in things … Continued

There is only so much bandwidth

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It is worth remembering that our minds have limited capacity to deal with problems. Big problems take up a lot of bandwidth. So areas of our minds that should be available for thinking, concentrating, and delivering performance at home and … Continued

Good friends are precious, but…

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Good friends are precious but you don’t always want to tell them everything. Often there are things we would like to speak about but feel put off by our personal relationships.  Your psychotherapist will not know your friends, and you … Continued

My consulting room 

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This is a photo of the interior of my psychotherapy consulting room. It is in my garden, in Hazlemere, outside High Wycombe. It’s a peaceful, private and confidential space to work in. When I trained in the NHS I longed … Continued

Don’t be a hostage to fortune

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Traumatic experience leaves a particular marker behind it. Unless given attention, it becomes like a sealed moment in a life. Though time passes and our lives move on, however much older we become, the traumatic experience remains within us. However, … Continued

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