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Interpersonal Therapy vs DIT – Are They the Same?

Like the idea of a therapy that is ‘interpersonal’? That helps you improve your relationships and social skills? But confused to see the terms ‘interpersonal therapy’ and also ‘dynamic interpersonal therapy‘ (DIT)? Are they or aren’t they the same thing? What is interpersonal therapy? ‘Interpersonal therapy’, or ‘IPT’, believes that by looking at and improving...

Psychologists and Depression – Do Talk Therapists Suffer Low Moods, Too?

When it comes to psychotherapists, counselling psychologists and depression, we can believe they have some magical wand. Where does the truth lie? Lead writer Andrea Blundell explores.  Psychologists and depression Turns out that, much as we want therapists to be super humans who can save us from ourselves? They are (gasp!) just people like the...

Women and Girls With Autism – Are Symptoms Different?

Heard that women and girls with autism have different symptoms? Is it true? If so, what are they, and why are the signs of autism spectrum disorder different in females? The core autism symptoms Autism, and a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, now covers a very wide variety of behavioural profiles. And each person will...

Passivity in Relationships- Is Being “Laid Back” Ruining Everything?

by Andrea Blundell Opposites attract, right? In some ways, yes. A relationship can have one person who is more assertive than the other, and this can work. But too much passivity in relationships is another story. What is passivity in relationships? Passivity means you do not exert yourself in your relationships, meaning you leave things...

Yes, Telephone Counselling is Still a Thing – Here’s Why

Find the new trend of therapy over video platforms terrifying? Feel more at ease sharing if someone isn’t looking at you? You’ll be happy to know that telephone counselling is still popular, and with good reason. What is telephone counselling? It’s exactly what it sounds. It means you do your talk therapy sessions over the...