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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...

Menopause and Mental Health – Is it Wreaking Havoc With Your Moods?

/mental-health-test.htm by Andrea Blundell Around 35 or over, and  feeling a mess lately? Anxious, depressed, all over the place? The menopause and mental health connection is worth learning.  Menopause and mental health After generations of women suffering in silence, menopause is finally in the spotlight.  It’s now clear that menopause can affect mental wellbeing. And that...

What is Aphantasia? And Does it Affect Mental Health?

Often wondered how other people seem to ‘daydream’ and visualise things in their heads? When you just draw a blank? You might have aphantasia. The definition of aphantasia So what is aphantasia?  The majority of people have some capacity to conjure visuals in their mind, even if some are naturally better at it than others....

Are Good Intentions Enough?

by Andrea Blundell “The road to hell is paved with good intentions,” according to an unknown proverb. Would psychologists beg to differ?  The meaning of intention What are we really talking about when we talk about our intentions? It  refers to the reasons we do things. Of course our  meaning for taking an action (intention),...

Dream Therapy – Is it Still Used by Psychotherapists?

Do therapists still ask about dreams? Can you find dream therapy if you feel your dreams or nightmares are telling you things? The history of dreams and psychotherapy The world of modern Western psychotherapy largely began with Freud and ‘psychoanalysis’ . And Freud relied on dreams in his work with patients. His friend turned enemy...