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  • Counselling and Psychotherapy

    Attachment-Based Psychotherapy

    - by Cristiano Bruschi

    Attachment Based Psychotherapy Attachment based psychotherapy is an approach that specifically targets thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that have been suppressed or avoided since early childhood years. Attachment in psychotherapy looks at this connection between an infant’s early experiences with parents or other caregivers, and the ability to develop normally into healthy adulthood.   Find out more about attachment and psychotherapy here… Types of attachment   Early experiences in childhood are…

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy

    Managing Post Holiday Depression

    - by Cristiano Bruschi

    Managing Post Holiday Depression After holiday depression is common – you’re not alone with being depressed on Christmas –following all the planning and the excitement there can be a huge let down with feelings of severe despondency and dejection. The first week of January brings business as usual, but it can also be a time of financial and emotional stress. Managing post-holiday depression can be achieved with guidance and support. Read…

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy

    Does Online Therapy Work?

    - by Cristiano Bruschi

    Does Online Therapy Work? When you’re faced with traumatic life situations such as anxiety and stress, grief and loss, or alcohol and drug addiction, these are all issues that can be discussed with a counsellor. Emotional turmoil needs to be addressed professionally, and thanks to modern-day technology you no longer have to go to the…

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    How To Deal With Anxiety And Depression During And After Quarantine and Lockdown

    - by Cristiano Bruschi

    Anxiety is a feeling of worry or fear that can be mild or severe – caused by stressful life situations. Some people are more prone to anxiety disorders than others. Depression can make you feel despondent and dejected – a mood disorder that causes persistent sadness and loss of interest.…

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    Therapist Advice if Coronavirus has Triggered Health Anxiety and OCD

    - by Welldoing

      The coronavirus pandemic is a situation unlike any that many of us have faced before. Even for those of us without existing mental health struggles like anxiety, our thoughts are preoccupied with the ever-changing playing field. Concerns about our health, that of our loved ones, and what life might look like during the coming weeks – possibly months – are rife. Beyond health concerns, people are understandably concerned about…

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy

    What is Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy?

    - by Welldoing

    Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) has often been described as blending the ancient wisdom of mindfulness (MB), with 21st Century psychological thinking, in the form of cognitive therapy (CT).   Western mindfulness: medical meets experiential The idea of trying to amalgamate the ancient ideas of mindfulness into Western culture, especially into a medicalised setting, are usually attributed to Jon Kabat Zinn. In 1979 he founded the Stress Reduction Clinic of…

  • Coaching

    How Attentive Are You Really?

    - by Welldoing

    Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and help manage difficult feelings Despite the popularity of mindfulness meditation practices, many of us struggle to be mindful and attentive in everyday life Jackee Holder explores the value of mindful walking and paying attention to nature On a recent walk along my street I noticed for the first time a succulent, green, leafy tree poking out from behind the steel bars of…

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    Envy and FOMO on Social Media: How to Escape the Cycle

    - by Welldoing

      At this time of year, newspapers and magazines are full of articles advocating self-care, whether that be through a new fitness routine, a healthy diet or taking part in an initiative like Dry January or Veganuary. While last September was the month when we were initially encouraged to go ‘scroll free’, a New Year’s resolution to spend less time on or even to dispense entirely with social media could…

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    Depression: The Symptoms and When to Ask for Help

    - by Welldoing

    The symptoms of depression explained By 2020, depression will become the second leading cause of disability worldwide When should you ask for help with depression? Depression is a mental health disorder that affects mood, thoughts and body. It is associated with a feeling of great sadness to despair. People experience a loss of pleasure even for activities that once they enjoyed. Decision-making abilities may be impaired, or affected by sleep and…

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    8 Ways to Develop Emotional Resilience

    - by Welldoing

    In the UK each year 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem.  What’s more, in any given week 1 in every 6 people will be experiencing a mental health problem like anxiety or depression. Anxiety and depression are widespread, but there is a range of treatment available – including talking therapies, mindfulness, and medication.  However, just as with your physical health, there are actions you can take…