Psychotherapy

Are Ya Bad? Or Are Ya Bad Bad?

Fiona Kennedy | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Kennedy

Hubby pointed out once that there may be people reading this who are trying to understand what someone who is depressed is going through, why they are acting the way they are, and I hope I've been able to give you some insight into that. I'm sure it's different for everyone, but for me, this is how it manifests.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Fiona Kennedy | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Kennedy

When I'm depressed it's really pronounced - I can go from ok to dangerously low to barely contained anger in a matter of hours. When I'm well, my mood tends to follow those around me - if I'm with people who are in good form, I'm in good form. If there's stress or angst around me, I take it on. As Therapist described it today, I'm a chameleon when it comes to mood.

Ten Things You Need To Know Before You Ignore an Unreliable Erection

Suzi Godson | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Occasional failure is more likely at the beginning of a relationship, particularly if a man is anxious. The issue often resolves as confidence grows, but some men get stuck in a loop where their anxiety about staying hard becomes something of a self-fulfilling prophecy.

2014: The Year of the Male

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK
Professor Damien Ridge

This is why the 'Year of the Male' campaign by the CALM charity is so important. It promises to be about men and their issues, while being life affirming.

Severe Weather - of the Emotional Kind

Karin Sieger | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Some of us have a very delicate, sensitive and finely tuned internal radar that picks up signs of danger. Others are more or less constantly tuned to the 'attack and defense channel', always ready to expect the worse, tense, anxious, highly irritable and stressed. Probably for good reason.

How To Make Your New Year's Resolutions Work (Better)

Karin Sieger | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Resolutions take determination, tenacity, strength and commitment. Too often we feel bad about ourselves or ashamed if we don't make it or delay a resolution. Whereas there is another way of looking at it.

How to Cope With Cancer at Christmas

Karin Sieger | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

A simple question. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. Being affected by cancer this Christmas can come in many different ways. You, someone you know or are close to, may have just been diagnosed, may undergo or finish treatment.

How to Survive Bereavement at Christmas

Karin Sieger | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

At least three things we all have in common are birth, death and the difficulty in accepting death - that of others or our own. Anniversaries and major Bank Holidays can be particularly difficult. So how can we help ourselves to cope well?

The Self-Esteem Trap- Don't Get Caught

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Most of us want more self-esteem. We want to feel better about ourselves in some way. Yet most of the ways we to try to build self-esteem is a trap... How we build our self-esteem is a tricky business if it relies on external validation.

The Emotional Challenge of Expat Life

Karin Sieger | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Often the issues of identity and loss become key, especially if expats frequently relocate to different countries and settings: Who am I? Where is home? How do others perceive me? Do I want to fit it, and how can I do that, without losing aspects of my identity, which are important to me?

The Illusion Behind Addictive Behaviour

Karin Sieger | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Often people are aware of their addictive behaviour and would like to stop or slow down. However, the illusion of the addiction can be so powerful that the fear of not being able to cope without it is overwhelming and can suffocate even the smallest attempt to take control of the situation and muster the confidence to change.

The Personal Crisis of Cancer

Karin Sieger | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Often people feel that they have been replaced by cancer; that their lives and who they are has been reduced to cancer; that their past achievements, dreams and ambitions no longer count for anything. How to cope? And how do others around us cope?

Do CEOs Need a Priest?

Karin Sieger | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

The counselling relationship is intended to be one between equals, firmly based on confidentiality, professional boundaries and ethics. Contrary to common belief, entering therapy is not self-indulgence or only an option at extreme moments in our lives, when all else has failed.

Divorce in the Workplace: Video Interview With Psychotherapist Caron Barruw

Suzy Miller | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Miller

Divorce separation and marital relationships have a huge impact on people in the corporate world, especially on their productivity and how they are relating to people, and it has a massive effect on their teams, because somebody who is normally quite productive, suddenly becomes quite unproductive.

iAnxiety; Apple, Misery, and the New Class Divide

Shaun Varga | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Shaun Varga

Therapy. You need to climb aboard that bandwagon, because all the indicators show that there has never been a greater demand for therapy. Did you know there is a worldwide increase in anxiety?

Breaking "Good": My First Psychedelic Drug Conference

Christine Coco Jun | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Coco Jun

If the popular rise of drugs in mainstream culture is any indication of the times - just think how many viewers caught the finale of Breaking Bad - perhaps we need to especially reconsider the use of psychedelic drugs.

When Someone You Love is Narcissistic

Dan Roberts | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

When someone is narcissistic, they tend to be extremely self-focused, viewing the world and the people they encounter as being there to serve their needs.

French Psychiatrists Convicted of Manslaughter Because Her Patient Killed: Is This Fair?

Dr. Sohom Das | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sohom Das

I've been reading various blogs surrounding this issue with interest. As far as I understand, the doctor had sectioned this man several times in the past against his will. However on this occasion, he had apparently escaped during a consultation.

Forget About Blue Monday - Depression Is All in the Mind

Dan Roberts | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

Granted, January is a pretty gloomy month (I was shocked to see a blue sky today, having forgotten what one looked like), but why is that particular day more depressing than any other? Well, of course, it's not. Blue Monday was actually invented by a psychologist to help promote some travel company.

Why Our Christmas Fantasy Can Ruin the Reality

Dan Roberts | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Roberts

At no other time of year is the gap between our fantasy of how things should be and the reality of how they really are wider than at Christmas. The bo...

Why the Government is Failing on Mental Health

Dan Roberts | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Roberts

I think that, as a society, the shocking level of treatment for some of our most vulnerable members should make us all angry - and that this anger should propel us all to take action, in whatever way we see fit, until we remedy this deplorable situation.

'Being Gay Is Not A Mental Disorder And Cannot Be Cured'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK

The largest association of psychotherapists in the UK has sent a letter to all of its 30,000 members, telling them that being gay is not a mental diso...

Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places

Daniel Warner | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

"Wait for the guy who wants to show you off to the world?". Exactly how does this work? I'm confused. Is he in to wife swapping? Husband swapping? That's just what I need, I've falling in love with a porno director and he wants to "show me off".

What Andy Murray Teaches Us About Self-Doubt and Its Role in Our Success or Failure

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Andy Murray's historic victory appears founded on a mental rather than a physical transformation. Many attribute this new self-confidence to his recent Olympic gold medal victory over Roger Federer. It was positive feedback: confirmation of the ability we all knew he had but did he?

Why I've Swapped Therapy For Champagne

Daniel Warner | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

My therapy sessions helped me deal with my addictive personality and my ridiculous relationships with shopping, sex, drugs and food. I'd tried, tasted, sniffed and snorted, filled my flat with clothes and possessions I never needed nor wanted and ate and drank my way around the world - but nothing made me happy.