Emotional Dysregulation

Understanding emotional dysregulation It can be extremely difficult to understand issues around emotional instability or ‘affective dysregulation’ and it is often very draining for the individual concerned.  In some cases this can fit with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder … Continued

Psychodynamic Approach

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What is the psychodynamic approach? Psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling are modern names for therapy that developed from psychoanalysis and Jungian analysis.  These are therapies with more than 100 years of research and development behind them.  They are often caricatured as … Continued

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

Therapeutic relationship

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The value of a therapeutic relationship 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.  This is why, … Continued