Choosing the right therapist or counsellor

If you’re searching privately for a therapist or counsellor, you might be a little stuck about who to seek support from. There are so many choices out there, and how do you know is best? If you’re feeling stuck about this, have a read of our five tips below to help you make the decision.Continue reading “Choosing the right therapist or counsellor”

How do you get the most out of therapy sessions?

Therapy is certainly the most common treatment for various mental health issues, and there are copious to choose from. For example, there are psychodynamic approaches, whereby the unconscious mind and psyche are the main focus. Alternatively there are more contemporary approaches such as art therapy, which utilities creativity as a form of expression and reflection.Continue reading “How do you get the most out of therapy sessions?”

The Robora Podcast Interview

Very recently, I was interviewed by Annie Ridout, co-founder of The Robora, for her podcast. The Robora Podcast The Robora is an online business teaching practical and mindset skills to women who work online. They run a podcast and sell online courses.  Their recent season on the podcast is focusing on women who also runContinue reading “The Robora Podcast Interview”

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”

CBT for pain

Did you know that chronic pain can really affect our mood and can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. We teamed up with The Physio Clinic Glasgow to discuss the interesting overlap between physiotherapy and psychotherapy. There is a lot of evidence for CBT for pain. Watch our three videos below. Firstly, interview 1Continue reading “CBT for pain”

Are you worried that CBT therapy won’t work for you?

“CBT therapy doesn’t work for me” I’ve assessed many people who will say to me ‘CBT doesn’t work for me’, and are then put off trying it again if they need further support. There is definitely a number of people who will have had true CBT and it wasn’t right for them. Perhaps they couldn’tContinue reading “Are you worried that CBT therapy won’t work for you?”

‘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”

Interview with Coffee with Dave

I recently did an interview with Coffee with Dave about Brighter Life Therapy. We talk about my journey with becoming a CBT Therapist, the work I do with clients, and general self care. We also chat about coffee! Coffee with Dave is a fantastic blog that highlights therapists across the world to find out moreContinue reading “Interview with Coffee with Dave”

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?”