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Flailing and Floundering

Charles Donovan | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charles Donovan

I keep collapsing into a ball of tears, mourning my father's departure (as far as euphemisms for death go, that one is bearable, don't you think?) back in September. It was followed swiftly by that of a close friend, Kate, an accomplished artist whose personal kindnesses to me had, over the years, become impossible to keep count of.

Why Getting Therapy Makes You Cool

Beth Burgess | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Burgess

Seeing a therapist means that you are actually the sort of person who is willing to strive hard to be the best person you can be. People who make the effort to change are much more laudable than those who steadfastly refuse to address their issues, or who go through life content to be miserable and spread that misery to everyone they come into contact with.

Is Your Problem Actually a Solution?

Alice Grist | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

The cold weather that meant you had to change into a warmer coat, which then made you late. And who knows what this little delay in your schedule caused you to miss, maybe a bad bout of traffic, maybe an accident? Perhaps as the result of this you met a lady at the bus stop who you wouldn't usually see. Maybe she inspired you?

Sexism in the Spa World

Abi S. Wright | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Abi S. Wright

I know people of both genders who would always choose to have a male therapist, and I know people who would always choose to have a female therapist. Personally however, I would simply choose to have a good therapist.

Genealogy as Therapy (Geneatherapy)

Scott Phillips | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Phillips

My geneatherapy has helped me, my family, my extended family, old friends, new friends and colleagues, and provided me with endless (and I do mean endless) hours, to which my wife will attest, of learning and losing myself in subjects I never dreamed I would find an interest in earlier in my life.

What We Can Learn From Nelson Mandela's Death

Karin Sieger | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Celebrating a life can lighten the pain of loss - sharing special moments of meaning, private and public. Mixing numbness, heart break, tears of pain and the longing to hold, talk, see, hear the other just on more time with pride, joy and gratitude for what we have experienced with and because of the other, who has gone.

Surf Lessons Are Being Prescribed To Help Low Self-Esteem And Depression

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It sounds like a flippant concept - offering young people surfing lessons to help combat their depression and low self-esteem - but it's encouraging n...

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?

Therapy or Medication for a Citalopram Nation?

Daniel Warner | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

It saddens me that for many who don't have a support network or the finance to see a therapist, they will be handed a box of pills to chemically alter their mood or thoughts.

No-one Is Broken, Only Lost

Beth Burgess | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Burgess

From around the age of nineteen, I considered myself a broken person; I was an alcoholic, a prostitute and was plagued by a crippling anxiety disorder. Little did I know that one day it would all be resolved, proving that nothing about me was broken, only lost.

Be Your Own Therapist...

Kamontip Evans | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Does a professional know as much about you as you do? Does he or she know your innermost depths of emotion? Will you hold back on what you say due to reluctance to reveal your deepest, possibly darkest secrets? Can we not rely on ourselves to deal with our troubled emotions?

Three Ideas to Brighten Up Your Life

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Damien Ridge

For me, right now, it is walking in my beloved Brockwell Park in Brixton. As a psychotherapist, I tell my clients that happiness is the purpose of life. But it is not possible - or helpful - to be happy all the time. For balance, we need to experience a range of emotions (including difficult ones that popular culture seems so adverse to).

Killed By Kindness and the Lessons We Should Learn

Ali Campbell | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Campbell

One of the most destructive emotions is the emotion of betrayal, how can it be that someone who was once so close can turn into the 'enemy'?

Night Shopping: Cheap and Wholesome Therapy

Josh Barrie | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Josh Barrie

Night Shopping is a glorious time; a sanctifying time. For me, an insomniac who gets rather puzzled at it all, and who enjoys almond milk to an increasingly astonishing degree, there is nowhere better at 2am than Tesco.

Therapeutic Writing

Elaine Benton | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Insomnia, being one of Parkinson's common symptoms, I found hours during the middle of the night were perfect for writing; in peace and quiet, uninterrupted by phones or distracted by family. I would sit at the kitchen table writing from my very soul, and found it therapeutic expressing my feelings and seeing them in print. I believe writing helped me come to terms with my diagnosis.

The Perfect Relationship

Charlie O'Brien | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie O'Brien

I've found the perfect relationship ... I get told at least three times a week I look beautiful. I get praise for my achievements and support for the difficult bits. I get cards and flowers. Oh and did I mention the fashion advice and the long phone calls that last late into the night?

Even Labrinth Can Learn Something About The Power Of Music

Andy Welch | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Andy Welch

On Tuesday, I accompanied Labrinth to the Nordoff Robbins centre near Kentish Town. He too didn't know much about the charity but was keen to get involved. What I saw in the music room, after the two therapists had introduced themselves and eked interaction out of the students, was mesmerising.

Pancake Day and Lent - Why Stop With the Larder or the Confessional?

Lily Bevan | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lily Bevan

How else might we purge, or prune, for the oncoming Spring? Clutter is common after the excesses of the festive period - so why not welcome the length...

WATCH: The Aerobics Session From Hell

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Terrified at the thought of working out? Putting off going to the gym? Not actually that inclined to put fitness first? Then we think you'll sympat...

The Battle for Minds in Syria

Jawad Yaqub | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jawad Yaqub

That people in Syria are dying is obvious: a casual eye cast over the newstands confirm what we all suspect. The society there is being torn apart thr...

They Screw You Up, Your Mum and Dad, But Only if You Let Them

Daniel Warner | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

The funniest thing about today? My dad picked me up in an old transit van, full of newspaper, rubbish and dust from his working week and he said to me "You don't mind me picking you up in the van do you son? You must remember us always driving around like this when you were a boy?"

Why It's Madness to Confuse Writing with Therapy

Tasha Smith | Posted 21.01.2013 | Home
Tasha Smith

In the same way journalists have a responsibility to report facts, creative writers have a responsibility to convey the facts of a story, even if those facts are a total fabrication, pure fiction.

Dr Derren Brown?

Hannah Cox | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Cox

As an avid viewer of his work and stage shows I have been amused, confused and downright bamboozled by him as a showman for years. Like all great artists the moment you think you have worked him out he smashes out a curveball.

Saying the Unsaid

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

I meet so many people frighteningly close to their own date with ending it all. So many. Far too many. I came very close to my own, so close, far too close. That date when it is too late to say the unsaid because the unfinished has now been finished.

The Blessing of Alcoholism

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Peck's praise of AA isn't some feelgood therapy technique to make addicts feel better about themselves. It is backed up by some really interesting points and can be read in his book Further Along the Road Less Travelled.