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What to say that’s helpful

  The 4 best things to say to somebody who is depressed 1. I’m here for you. People with depression are trapped in a cycle of self – loathing and are unable to reach out to others. Don’t assume they realise you want to support them, shout it from the rooftops. 2. What can I […]

Mental Health Help

Mental Health Help

Mental health help is an absolute sh*t show. It’s unregulated, disregarded and hardly anyone seems to get the help they need. It takes real courage for you to stand up and admit you’ve got something you need help with, to end up feeling confused, worthless and worse off. I’m beginning to get really pi**ed off […]

What’s Your Life Purpose?

I get really excited when I’m alerted to new research. I am, of course, waiting for that magical piece of clinical research telling me how to solve problems more efficiently. Magic wand territory, unfortunately. I’ve just read some really interesting stuff about ‘life purpose’. It’s been found to help with the following: Treats depression. Reduces […]

Anxiety, Why Me?

Worries, fears and anxieties can affect us all differently. People who experience anxiety problems often want to know ‘why me?’ Research tells us that there are 3 main factors that anxiety – related problems can be linked to; • Environment, level of life stress and available support. • Personality type and childhood experience (learning). • […]

3 Top Tips to Manage Depression

  There’s no questioning how debilitating and life changing depression can be. Avoiding the world and everyone in it can seem like the only thing that helps depression. I had a message from a lovely lady this week telling me that she was on the waiting list for CBT for depression. The question she had […]

Why Are You Still Struggling?

I’ve just had a review posted on my Facebook. Its an incredibly brave move to do so. Posting this may mean that somebody finally gets the help they need. Mental health is a problem that people don’t like to talk about, and the taboo of mental health problems means that people often don’t get the […]

The stigma of mental health problems

I always feel very honoured when people choose to work with me. I consider it a great privilege that they feel confident enough in my training and experience to help them through tough times to the other side. Sometimes people turn up in my office that have had a particularly tough time, and this client […]

What Will You Change?

I’m always on a quest to avoid using ‘psychobabble’ with people. Over the years I’ve developed a repertoire of phrases I use to talk about psychological theory, so that people find it easier to understand what’s going on for them. One of the phrases I use is ‘ground hog day’ based on the 1993 film. […]

How to stop depression returning.

When I help people to stop depression, an important part of the work is reinforcing the tools that worked for them to boost their mood levels and free themselves of depression. Together we develop a relapse prevention blueprint. It has been well documented that some people are more prone to recurrent bouts of depression and […]

There are only 3 things that actually make us happy.

1. Engagement 2. Fun 3. Achievement I speak to people on a regular basis who are struggling with various levels of low mood (depression). There is of course a huge spectrum of low mood ranging from a feeling of ‘something just not being quite right’ to a full on, deep, dark clinical depression, and everything […]

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