Blogs

We have a variety of blogs below, including the difference between counselling and CBT, and choosing the right therapist. Scroll down to see all of our current topics.

In addition, the team and some fantastic external speakers are busy writing new blogs for Brighter Life Therapy. Upcoming topics include: first-hand mental health experiences, the overlap between education and therapy, and CBT for depression, anxiety and pain. Watch this space!

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Using your values to live the life you want and boost your mood

The usefulness of values Values refers to the things that are important to you. They determine how you spend your time, what you commit to, and how you want to live your life. Our values can therefore guide our activities. Looking at your values is useful for anyone, as they can really benefit from takingContinue reading “Using your values to live the life you want and boost your mood”

‘Have You Tried Being Happy?’ Podcast Interview

It was a great pleasure to join Yasmin Anning on her podcast ‘Have You Tried Being Happy?’ (which is aptly named after some particularly unhelpful advice on managing low mood!). This podcast is all about mental health, but it offers a “unique perspective of accepting and living with your mental health” with an “unfiltered sprinklingContinue reading “‘Have You Tried Being Happy?’ Podcast Interview”

Which type of therapy is right for me if I have depression or low mood?

As we’ve discussed in previous blogs (which you can find here), there are different types of therapy such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and counselling. We’ve highlighted the most effective treatments out there for depression specifically, as determined by research which guides the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). We’ll do another blogContinue reading “Which type of therapy is right for me if I have depression or low mood?”

What is the difference between Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and counselling?

What is CBT? CBT is an evidence based talking therapy that suggests that changing unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours can make us feel a whole lot better. CBT prefers a ‘here and now’ approach, such that thoughts and behaviours that are maintaining the problems can be tackled, although there is some reflection on the pastContinue reading “What is the difference between Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and counselling?”


Case studies and testimonials

If you want to read more about how people have benefitted from CBT therapy with us, have a read of our case studies or testimonials.

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Future blogs

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