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Blog Articles by Dr Holly Kahya

Blog Articles by Dr Holly Kahya


Dr Holly Kahya

About Me

I have always been interested in psychology and philosophy: how do we live a full and meaningful life in the face of the inevitable challenges we face as human beings on this planet? I find it a real honour to work therapeutically with people and get great reward from seeing my clients grow. I work to create a safe, warm and accepting space where problems can be discussed and fresh possibility explored.


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How To Beat The Winter Blues

How to Beat the Winter Blues It’s that time of year again:  the clocks are changing back, the days get shorter and many of us can begin to notice a dip in mood.  Whether you simply suffer from a touch of autumnal apathy or veer towards Seasonal Affective Disorder, it’s good to plan ahead in order to beat the winter blues. What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a form of depression which starts during the autumn period, worsens during the winter months, particularly between December […]...

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Why Do We Have Halloween?

by Dr Holly Kahya - 16th October, 2018
Why Do We Have Halloween?

Why do we have Halloween? It’s time to carve and light the pumpkins, don the fangs and liberally drizzle the fake blood!  Halloween is the time to revel in the darkness and delight in savage, gruesome and thrilling.  Of course, this is particularly exciting for many of us precisely because we feel under a certain amount of social pressure from society to hide the less palatable sides of ourselves – our anger, envy, jealousy, greed; our raw ‘animal’ sides.  But for a long time, psychology has recognised that not only […]...

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How Laura Trott Beats The Odds To Win Gold

  “When you get in that zone…  Everything slows down.  You just have supreme confidence.  When that happens, you really do not try to focus on what’s going on [around you], because you could lose it in a second. . . . You have to really try to stay in the present, not let anything break that rhythm. . . . You get in the zone and just try to stay here.  You don’t think about your surroundings, or what’s going on with the crowd or the team.  You’re kind of […]...

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How To Cope With Brexit Anxiety?

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” Ghandi A week of unprecedented political turmoil can take its toll.  Following last week’s referendum, the social and economic future of the country seems unclear, with a divided population and leaders on both sides of the debate fighting for control. As individuals repeatedly bombarded by scaremongering headlines and alarmist articles shared on social media our sense of threat can naturally rise – especially for those who themselves have migrated to the United Kingdom, or were born to parents who did, […]...

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