Is A Cognitive Approach Enough?

Is a Cognitive Approach enough? Cognitive approaches to psychotherapy get a great deal of attention.  Are they right for you? You want to change your life and stop repeating the same mistakes and problems.  You want to stop having things … Read More

I Want To Run Away

I feel I want to run away I want to get away I want to fly away – Lenny Kravitz There are certain threats that it is better to avoid than to engage with.  Faced with danger it is often … Read More

What does dissociation feel like?

Dissociation, what does it feel like? what does it mean? Dissociation refers to a separation or division that occurs in our experience of consciousness and on-going reality.  Dissociation refers to the sense of having moved from one state of awareness … Read More

Fear of rejection

Living with a fear of rejection A fear of rejection, be it to do with relationships or careers can hold us back. Rejection leaves us vulnerable and insecure.  Fitting in and being part of the group is what has enabled us … Read More

Labile mood

What does labile mood mean? Labile mood is a medical, psychological and psychiatric term. It is used to describe people who experience irregular emotional responses. Labile mood is associated with severe mood swings and with intense emotional reactions.  Often the … Read More

How to stop catastrophizing

Do you catastrophize? Do you find you quickly go to a negative view of how things will turn out? Do you quickly imagine catastrophes happening? How do you find a way to keep perspective? When we talk about catastrophizing we … Read More

I feel like a failure

Why do I feel like a failure? You can feel like a failure for all kinds of reasons: in terms of relationships in relation to an event in terms of career in terms of an ambition that can’t be achieved … Read More

Are you tired of being alone?

When we speak of feeling tired of being alone, what are we describing? How do you think about and understand your aloneness?  Is it something you have started to feel because of a change in circumstances? Is it an old … Read More

Integrative counselling

Integrative counselling – developing counselling for you Integrative counselling is counselling that is NOT based upon one particular model (psychodynamic, Jungian, CBT, humanistic, existential, gestalt) instead your counsellor is able to draw upon different models to think and work to … Read More

Systemic therapy

Systemic therapy – we are all part of different social systems Systemic therapy is interested in the way you as an individual relate to, and are in relationship with other people. It does not view you as someone in isolation … Read More

Dealing with addiction

How do you recognise that you may have an addiction? Alcohol, drug, food, gambling, sex, or porn addiction problem? We might assume that it would be obvious and easy to spot, but it isn’t. With addictions, people ‘use’ drink, or … Read More

Therapeutic relationship

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, … Read More