Month: February 2015

ACT ~ Therapy for a meaningful life

A modern synthesis of mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy The main difference between Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and classical Western approaches to psychological therapy, is that ACT does not focus on the reduction of the human experience to ‘symptoms’. Where traditionally the assumption within psychology is that humans are by nature mentally ‘healthy’ and deviations… Read more »

Counselling & Counselling Psychology

The therapy balanced on the art-science interface ‘Counselling’ and ‘Counselling Psychology’ are two closely related disciplines. Though both are talking therapies and share the quality of providing a safe space in which the client can explore their thoughts and feelings, Counselling Psychology combines this with knowledge drawn from a rigorous psychological evidence base. Counselling Psychologists… Read more »

Counselling for Depression

Working through rough patches with counselling & therapy Depression is more than “feeling sad”, and is felt in a huge variety of different ways by different people. Some of these experiences include… A persistently low mood and low self confidence Excessive guilt and self-blame Loss of interest in things that used to engage you and… Read more »

An overview of mindfulness based therapies

Mindfulness: The cornerstone of modern psychological therapies Mindfulness-based therapies involve a focus on immediate experience in a manner characterised by curiosity, openness and acceptance. Rather than rushing to react hastily to our internal world when we cast our gaze upon it, we are instead encouraged to acknowledge and explore without judgement–even if what we discover… Read more »

The hidden cost of presenteeism at work

The consequences of going into work when you’re too unwell You awake in the morning feeling emotionally or physically unwell, but think that you can’t possibly take the day off work. You tell yourself there’s too much to get done; you can’t afford to stay at home. In the current economic climate you’re burdened with… Read more »