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ACT vs CBT: What’s the Difference?

The chances are that you’ve heard of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in one way or another. CBT is a short-term, evidence-based therapy that has been around (in its earliest form) since the 1950s with a...

Therapy for Emotional Abuse: What is Emotional Abuse and How Can Therapy Help

What is emotional abuse? No relationship is plain sailing. Everyone has arguments, and we can all be difficult from time to time. But if arguing has taken the form of consistent destructive patterns and you...

Why Do My Friends Always Leave Me?

Do you feel like you never ‘fit in’? That you’re always the outsider, looking in. No one gets to know the real you. How could they? They’d never get it anyway. And what’s the point? ...

Why Do I Feel Like Something Bad is Going to Happen?

He’s 20 mins late. Something must have happened to him. Why’s there so much turbulence? The plane’s definitely going to crash. I’ve had a sore throat for 3 days now – maybe I’ve got cancer....

Why Do My Relationships Always Fail? Inability to Maintain Relationships and What it Might Mean

Maybe in the past you brushed it off as a bad spell or put it down to the fact that you keep choosing the wrong partners. But as time goes on, and you keep falling...

How the magic of tidying up impacts us psychologically

Does de-cluttering your home really de-stress your life? Ever winced before opening a cupboard door? Or perhaps you keep buying similar types of clothes, without realising? Maybe you have a stack of envelopes that you’ve...

Work smarter, not harder for better mental health

How a better work/life balance contributes to better mental health As introductory lines to articles go, the one written for an Economist article in 1955 by Cyril Northcote Parkinson is perhaps one of the most...

Navigating the uncertainty of historical events like Brexit

Brexit: How anxious is Britain? Long ago, Greek philosopher Heraclitus once mused “change is the only constant in life.” When we take a step back and look at Brexit in the context of thousands of...

It’s Stress Awareness Month – how can you reduce the impact of stress?

Is stress being caused by your life, or your thinking? While life situations can be the cause of our stress, it’s really important to explore how our thinking can contribute to creating unnecessary stress in...

Treating bipolar disorder, from a psychological and psychiatric perspective

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is characterised by a variety of symptoms. One of those is severe depression or low mood. Often, people who reach out for help do so during one of...