Counselling Articles

The Different Types of Anger and Rage

Has someone said you have an anger problem? Or do you know that your rage is out of control? Different types of anger can cause different issues, and rage is connected to several  mental health diagnoses. What is anger? A brief introduction Anger and rage come from the same beginning. We feel frustrated, irritated, and...

The Power of Storytelling for Black Mental Health

by Lauren Dunn Storytelling has historical significance for black culture, used as a form of collective and individual emotional healing. What role can this long-standing tradition serve in our modern lives? Particularly in the face of racism and police brutality?  When violence goes viral The grotesque looping of viral videos displaying the brutal murders of...

What is Mentalisation-Based Therapy?

Often second guess yourself? Spend a lot of time worrying what people think about you, or if they like you at all? Or sometimes get accused of overreacting or overthinking things? Mentalisation-based therapy might be for you.  What is mentalisation-based therapy?  Mentalisation-based therapy is a psychotherapy focussed on helping you have clearer and more correct...

How to Help a Friend with Anxiety

by Andrea Blundell Your friend is so worked up over something, you worry they are about to have a panic attack. How can you help a friend with anxiety? How to recognise anxiety Stress is a logical response to overwhelm. Your friend or loved one will have a reason for their stress. Their boss has...

What is Selective Mutism?

Does your child stop talking entirely in certain environments? Have teachers mentioned there might be an issue? Or do you yourself struggle to speak in some situations and suffer because of it? It might be selective mutism. What is selective mutism? Selective mutism means that in certain environments, or around certain people, you experience a...