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Intensive EMDR: How effective is it, how is it delivered and who may benefit?

Typically, therapy is conducted on the basis of a single session per week. There are many reasons why this is often the most effective approach, such as giving the individual time to reflect on what the session has brought up and putting into practice techniques for self-management that are being taught. However, there is [...]

Intensive EMDR: How effective is it, how is it delivered and who may benefit?2024-06-13T13:26:27+01:00

The difference between seeing a counsellor and a registered psychologist

There are a number of different professionals who provide counselling and talking therapies and it can be difficult to understand the differences.  ‘Counselling’ is a term that is often used to describe the process of talking to a mental health professional but can look quite different in practice. Training The training of counsellors and [...]

The difference between seeing a counsellor and a registered psychologist2024-05-07T19:24:59+01:00

Mental Health in the Legal Profession

Download this article as a PDF... Research suggests that at any one time, 1 in 6 employees will experience mental health issues in the UK. These account for 30-40% of absences from work and as much as 50% of all long-term sick leave cases. Research suggests that at any one time, 1 [...]

Mental Health in the Legal Profession2024-01-23T21:16:15+00:00

How psychological therapy can help you cope with a long-term physical health problem

I have worked as a clinical psychologist across paediatric and physical health services. In my experience, I have found that people are often surprised when they are referred onto a psychologist within these settings. They may ask "what does therapy have to do with my health?" or explain that their condition "is real” and [...]

How psychological therapy can help you cope with a long-term physical health problem2022-03-02T11:00:01+00:00

Understanding how we respond to trauma and how EMDR works

How do traumatic incidents affect us? Our life experiences generally set in motion a continued pattern of emotions, behaviour, thoughts and affect how we see ourselves. We have an innate system for processing information; the brain’s natural tendency is to move towards a state of mental health. For example, if we are upset by [...]

Understanding how we respond to trauma and how EMDR works2021-12-03T18:32:15+00:00

Developing A Healthier Approach To Alcohol

The level of alcohol consumption has greatly increased throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. I have seen the devastating impact this can have on people’s wellbeing, as well as the wellbeing of those around them. Are you concerned about your alcohol consumption? I explain how to monitor your drinking and develop healthier habits. How [...]

Developing A Healthier Approach To Alcohol2021-08-09T21:04:14+01:00