Pets & mental health
Pets & Mental Health

Our furry little friends are good for more than just looking cute (although really that’s more than enough!) – they are also great for our mental health. Having pets (most often it’s cats and dogs), can reduce stress, anxiety and … Read More

Seasonal affective disorder
Change of Season and Mood?

How does the season effect our mood? It’s that time of year again; the leaves turn into beautiful yellows, oranges and browns and we snuggle up with hot drinks at home. We get to swear cosy sweaters and get into … Read More

Mindfulness and meditation
Mindfulness and Meditation

What is mindfulness meditation? Mindfulness meditation is a mental training that teaches you how to slow the pace of thoughts, let go of negativity and calm your mind and body. It is defined as a mental state that involves being … Read More

Sleepy cat - early bird or night owl?
Early Bird Gets the Worm?

You’re usually the one up first; you’ve done a workout already, had some breakfast, showered, and are reading a book with a cup of coffee when your loved one stumbles down the stairs in their dressing gown, sleep in their … Read More

Untangled mental health inequality
World Mental Health Day

In light of World Mental Health day recently, we wanted to take a moment to highlight the importance of advocating against the stigma that surrounds mental health issues as well as educating and increasing awareness around the topic.  Although a … Read More

Schema therapy
Schema Therapy

What is schema therapy? Dr. Jeffrey Young began developing schema therapy in the mid-1980s, when he found that traditional therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy were not helpful for people with chronic characteristic problems like personality disorders. These clients tend … Read More

Compassion focused therapy
Compassion-Focused Therapy

What is compassion-focused therapy? Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) presents self-compassion as the main goal of treatment. It encourages clients to focus on understanding and feeling compassion for themselves, rather than having negative thoughts about themselves. It can be suitable for people … Read More

Cognitive behavoural therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Is cognitive behavioural therapy effective? Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one of the most widely studied forms of treatment and has proven effective in treating a range of mental disorders including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, … Read More

Client-Centered therapy
Client-Centered Therapy

What does “client-centered” mean? Client-centered therapy, also known as customer-centered counselling or person-centered therapy, is a non-directive form of talk therapy which means that it allows the client to conduct the conversation and does not attempt to direct it in … Read More

acceptance and commitment therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

What is acceptance and commitment therapy? Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is mindfulness-based, value-based behavioural therapy with many parallels to Buddhism but in a less religious way. It is a modern scientific approach based on the latest research in human … Read More