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Why Do We Have Halloween?

by Dr Holly Kahya - 31st October, 2016
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 Does Therapy Work?

by Dr Emma Gray - 24th October, 2014
How Does Therapy Work?

Therapy, and by this we mean ‘talking therapy’ is currently the most effective way of treating a range of psychological, emotional, relationship and mental health problems including anxiety, depression, eating disorders (e.g. anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder), obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic attacks, stress, sleep problems, relationship problems, anger problems and more. It’s effectiveness over medication seems to be rooted in the fact that a talking therapy aims to resolve the origin of the problem rather than just trying to alleviate the presenting […]...

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5 Facts About Clinical Psychologist

5 Facts about Clinical Psychologist 1. Clinical Psychologists are Doctors Clinical Psychologists hold 2 degrees; the first is an undergraduate degree either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Psychology. The second degree is a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with involves teaching, practical and research elements. This means that Clinical Psychologists are the most highly trained professionals in the field of mental health and therefore the best placed to treat mental health problem like anxiety, panic, depression, eating disorders (inc anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge […]...

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The Difference Between Counselling And Psychotherapy

There are over 500 different types of talking therapy all aimed at helping people to resolve psychological, interpersonal and behavioural problems including anxiety, depression, low self esteem, eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder), relationship problems, stress and panic. These psychological treatments each have their own name for example Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Counselling, Gestalt Therapy, Family Therapy, & Marriage Counselling. This vast array of talking therapies, although providing lots of choice for the individual looking to resolve a mental health problem, means that, amongst […]...

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