The Hidden Injury
We often talk about our ailments with ease yet the thought of letting people hear about our inner scars is often regarded as taboo and that may prevent us asking for help when we really need it. Psychological treatments have significantly changed over the last few years. You no longer need fear being carted off by people wearing white coats […]
OCD:Forget the fads,find out the facts
What is OCD? Studies in brain research suggest that Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is caused by processing errors in some parts of the brain that affect how we think and how we act on those thoughts. Clinically OCD is classified as an ‘anxiety disorder’ and is characterised by repetitive disturbing thoughts (called obsessions) and/or ritual behaviours, that can also be repetitive, […]
Can self help books work?
As a therapist I’m always keen to install a sense of independence with my clients. My background is in brief solution focused therapy because I believe that most people don’t need to spend 10-years in therapy talking about every minute aspect of their life. I frequently look for opportunities to suggest further reading to clients, and often these are in […]
Mindfulness Exercise – Body Wisdom
We can easily take our bodies for granted. They’re just there with us all the time and we don’t often stop and connect with them. Here’s a little exercise to do just that. Sit or lie comfortably Take a few deep breaths and hold your breath for a couple of seconds at each end of the breathing cycle until you […]