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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Intrusive Thoughts & Mental Health

What are intrusive thoughts? We can all, from time to time, experience intrusive thoughts. These are unwanted, and sometimes distressing, ideas, memories, and images that enter our mind randomly and cause disruption. The content of such thoughts can vary, and therefore, so does the level of distress caused. There are different types of intrusive thoughts.Continue reading “Intrusive Thoughts & Mental Health”

Assistant Psychologist roles – How do you land one?

Assistant Psychologist (AP) positions are known as gold dust in the psychology field, particularly for recent graduates. Why? Because they allow budding psychologists to work directly with clients, and similar experience to fully qualified psychologists and therapists. This is great experience, which helps you to progress on to further training, whilst giving you great insightContinue reading “Assistant Psychologist roles – How do you land one?”

Perfectionism and low self-esteem

How does perfectionism and low self-esteem work together? Perfectionism is observed when a person sets themselves very high standards, which are often difficult to meet. When the standards are inevitably not met, this can lead to feelings of failure. In turn, this can result in low self-esteem and feeling anxious and depressed.  Alternatively, the veryContinue reading “Perfectionism and low self-esteem”

Psychology Careers: First Jobs After University

Guest blog by Eleanor Holmes There are many good roles to apply for when just starting out and considering careers in psychology! A degree, as with many careers, is the starting point, but where do you go from there? Here are three examples of potential roles you could go for. Mental Health Support Worker Description: MentalContinue reading “Psychology Careers: First Jobs After University”

Postgraduate Psychology Careers and the Impact on Mental Health

Guest blog by Eleanor Holmes Graduating and psychology careers Graduating from university can bring a wave of relief and excitement for many psychology postgraduates. This is especially following a term of dissertation projects and final-year exams. However, this can be closely followed by the competitiveness and stress experienced when trying to kick-start a psychology career.Continue reading “Postgraduate Psychology Careers and the Impact on Mental Health”

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