In life we are expected to be great all of the time. There is no room for unexpected feelings to get in the way. The famous phrase ‘Keep calm & carry on’ exemplifies that fact. Just keep pushing through until everything is ‘fine’. What cost is there however, to not talking through our problems?
It was interesting to see this month’s GQ (Gentlemen’s Quarterly) leading with an article (Real Men Do Do Therapy) on psychotherapy, Therapy and counselling for men by Loise Chunn the founder of Welldoing.org The British ‘stiff upper lip’ has seen men choosing not to come to therapy, instead of feeling obliged to deal with any […]
In recent times, ‘trolling’ has become a part of the digital world. Becoming a part of many of our virtual identities. These are actions that many of us wouldn’t even think of being a part of in the physical world. Yet seem normal in our virtual world and become part of our social identity. A recent […]
Are you finding yourself spending more and more time on your laptop, tablet or smartphone? An article in the Evening Standard newspaper recently addressed the growing trend in Londoners becoming addicted to the internet. Ten’s of thousands of us are “hooked on web porn and games”; To name but a few of the internet-based activities people […]
. I recently saw, ‘Room‘ (Original novel and screenplay by Emma Donoghue) which follows the story of a mother and son (Jack, aged 5) trapped in a room by a male abductor. The story is told from the perspective of the 5-year-old who was born in the room. He has lived within the confines […]
A study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has found that anti-depressants are no more effective than counselling. The rate of prescription drugs tackling depression has doubled in the last 10 years with “57.1 million prescriptions dispensed in 2014. Yet in my experience, a number of counselling services have dropped in recent years due […]
A recent study has found that Psychotherapy and counselling have been linked to helping with dental anxiety. The British Dental Journal has recently published a study (conducted by Kings College London) promoting talking therapies and CBT to combat anxiety in regards to visiting the dentist.
Smartphones have made the internet and connectivity ever present. We take our phones wherever we go and feel lost without them. We feel we need connectivity but, as discussed previously, it is a much deeper need than that. Smartphones are our catalyst for instant gratification. Any time we feel bored or restless we can […]
.There was an article in the Evening Standard (16/11/15) by REHEMA FIGUEIRED. The article stated that ‘Women ‘can end up as gambling addicts because of online games’ As a topic of interest, some elements of the article stuck out to me.
I thought it was rather apt that Collins (the dictionary maker) had made binge watch (verb) its Dictionary word of the year. Its use had gone up 200% in 2014. Helen Newstead, Head of Language Content at Collins, said: “The rise in usage of binge-watch is clearly linked to the biggest change in our viewing […]