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Surviving Christmas

For many of us, Christmas is a happy and joyous time, enriched by reuniting with family and friends. But for others it can also be very stressful. Old patterns in family dynamics emerge, our stress levels rise, and our ability to cope can really…
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Is anger preventing your happiness?

Coping with anger According to Jung, ‘One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious’. In other words, the route to self-knowledge and enlightenment is by exploring the bad stuff. …
dealing with addiction

Addiction

How we can become addicted For many people, addictions are seen as something that belong to the far extremes of our behaviours. We can often say to ourselves, “I don't drink everyday, so it's not a problem” or “I don't need to buy some…
help for depression

How Can I Help Depression?

Depression - distressing, disabling and treatable In 26 countries, depression is the leading cause of disability. Worldwide it is the second leading cause of disability behind low back pain. In the UK, 20% of  adults show symptoms of depression…
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Headaches, Psychotherapy and Counselling

Headache series 2 How Psychotherapy and Counselling can help with Headache? Did you know that more than 10 million adults suffer with headaches, which account for as many as 1 in 25 GP consultations?  In fact up to 1 in 50 people may suffer…

Psychotherapy, Counselling or Talking Therapy? Part 2.

Psychotherapy, Counselling or Talking Therapy? By Tiago Brandao The diversification of talking therapy approaches has resulted in a number of different professionals being responsible for different aspects of mental health, which can be…

Psychotherapy, Counselling or Talking Therapy?

Psychotherapy, counselling or talking therapy? - by Tiago Brandao Counselling and Psychotherapy are two of the many names that can be used to refer to different types of “talking therapy”. The idea of using talking therapy was first…