Andrew Cunningham

Consultant therapist to ITV and Channel 4 enjoying his 12th year in Harley St

Andrew began his therapy practice in 2001 having spent his earlier years as a singer and songwriter. Happily finding that empathy and creative language skills are transferable he found a firm footing in Harley St attracting work from Channel 4 and the Living Channel and more recently ITV.

Enjoying the experience of one to one sessions Andrew expanded his therapeutic approach by adding CBT and then Mindfulness to his early interest in Hypnotherapy.

To Andrew, being able to create a healthy work/life balance is important not only personally but in order to 'practice what you preach'. Andrew has a full week which mixes therapy work, amateur dramatics and The Suburban Pirate Radio show.
The Arbitrary Nature Of Fear And

The Arbitrary Nature Of Fear And Worry

My point here is that the chosen fear is arbitrary. The fear <em>could</em> be any one of a hundred possible 'worst case scenarios'. Yet the subconscious has settled on just the one, leaving the other 99 to chance, with a happy go lucky shrug of the shoulders. We dismiss the 99.
15/06/2017 15:33 BST
Don't Let Your DNA Get You

Don't Let Your DNA Get You Down

It turns out that our DNA is not fixed in the way we thought it was. That there is a much greater variation in the way it effects our lives. Our DNA is handed to us from our parents, yes, but it is in itself a varying thing that responds to its environment and therefore, possibly, in the decisions and actions we make.
02/06/2017 13:49 BST
How Do You React To A 'Sudden Death Warning' -

How Do You React To A 'Sudden Death Warning' - Anxiety?

How are we supposed to react to this news without anxiety? What are we supposed to do? Unless the entire population gets tested immediately how is a 'sudden death warning' going to be a warning of any practical help.
02/02/2017 10:54 GMT
Did You Know That You Cannot Fail At Being

Did You Know That You Cannot Fail At Being Human?

This article is for those who doubt, who seek perfection, who judge, who struggle to avoid failure at all costs, for those who feel something is missing in them. This is for those who need to justify themselves, who struggle to find proof that they are a complete and good person.
13/01/2017 15:31 GMT
Are You Suffering From Trump

Are You Suffering From Trump Anxiety?

Should we let Mindfulness relax us or should we be 'mindful' of world events? Finding the right balance between being politically involved and letting some of it go is not an easy line to tread. So maybe Trump Anxiety is something we have to go through, at least for now.
23/11/2016 12:26 GMT
Glastonbury and the Curse of the Long

Glastonbury and the Curse of the Long Drop

Glastonbury has been reducing the number of Portaloos in favour of the greener 'Long Drop". Although the portable loo was no delight, it did have a seat and a lock and a roof. Whereas the Long drop though worthy, lacks the privacy of a sealed cubicle. It also has the long drop, striking fear into the toilet phobic.
15/06/2016 11:32 BST
Five Motivational Tips to Improve

Five Motivational Tips to Improve Memory

Make sure you spend more time applying yourself to the task of improving your memory than telling yourself you cannot do it. Memory relies on repetition, so repeat the learning bit not the calamitous bit.
16/12/2015 15:31 GMT
E-Cigarettes Start Kids Nice And

E-Cigarettes Start Kids Nice And Young

This is good news for the tobacco companies who are looking to sustain their business model and have cleverly introduced vaping as the acceptable face of nicotine addiction. If it doesn't do any harm then what's the problem?
04/12/2014 13:16 GMT
Why Not Add Nicotine to Cornflakes? It Would Boost the

Why Not Add Nicotine to Cornflakes? It Would Boost the Economy

Advertising addictive chemicals is an oddity. There are few products out there that are licensed and taxed and advertised that are specifically designed to inhibit the users ability to control themselves. Apart from alcohol of course but hey.
10/10/2014 14:07 BST
Stress Beats Relaxation, Depression Beats

Stress Beats Relaxation, Depression Beats Happiness

You put in the word 'banana' and you find out how many people have googled banana in the last month. Or if you really want to know, the trends in banana interest over the last 12 months. Search terms and their popularity reveal a mine of information about our interests and perhaps our psychology.
08/10/2014 17:21 BST
The Fear of Public Speaking- Dissected.. and

The Fear of Public Speaking- Dissected.. and Squashed!

Fear of public speaking is the scourge of the boardroom and wedding party alike. The dread and anxiety that comes with thinking about a forthcoming presentation can force many to find ingenious ways to escape, or stock up on Xanax medication. It's called Glossophobia, who knew?
07/10/2014 13:09 BST
Panic Attack: Out of the Blue or More

Panic Attack: Out of the Blue or More Explainable?

The reaction to the first panic attack is then one of alarm and catastrophe.Thought of heart attack, madness, mental breakdown and imminent death and destruction goes through the mind, a far cry from the innocent message the body is actually giving. The body is tired not dying, the mind is exhausted not cracking up.
30/09/2014 15:37 BST
Stop Smoking? Well, I Will Quit, Only If I Don't Have

Stop Smoking? Well, I Will Quit, Only If I Don't Have To

Smoking is seen ( by smokers) as a symbol of freedom, personal choice and a basic human right and the moment you tut at them to stop, all hell breaks loose. The more you tell them to quit the more they will smoke and that's a fact.
29/09/2014 12:31 BST
How Did the Government Get Away With Charging Students 5.5% for a Student

How Did the Government Get Away With Charging Students 5.5% for a Student Loan?

Did you know that compound interest is also chargeable from day one so that students pay interest on the interest? Thought you didn't. Did you know that to stop your student loan spiralling out of control, due to interest, a post graduate salary of £48,000 is needed before you begin to even chip away at the balance.
05/09/2014 12:30 BST