Coping during Covid – Guest blog by Eleanor Holmes

The current pandemic, it is fair to say, has challenged all of us in varying ways. These challenges are even more evident when in lockdown, as feelings of uncertainty, fear of illness and isolation are significantly exacerbated.  But, of course, in the face of adversity (and not to mention slight irritation!) many have banded togetherContinue reading “Coping during Covid – Guest blog by Eleanor Holmes”

Three tips for managing anxiety

Last year, I teamed up with Families Online to deliver a workshop about managing anxiety aimed at families of all ages. The workshop covered a few different ideas about how to cope with anxiety. As you will see in the video, there are three great ways to manage anxiety. Managing anxiety: You can manage practicalContinue reading “Three tips for managing anxiety”

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”

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?”

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”

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?”