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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...

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....

Becoming a Therapist in the Age of the Internet – With Dr. Sheri Jacobson

Harley Therapy was already a leading London therapy practice. Why branch out and start an online booking platform? And what do advances in technology mean for trainees becoming a therapist? Our founder, Dr. Sheri Jacobson, was recently interviewed on just such subjects for the ‘Masters in Counseling’ podcast you can listen to here. Let’s look...

Signs of Aspergers in Adults – Sound Familiar?

Worried that your partner, colleague, or loved one might have Asperger’s? Or that you might have it yourself? What are the signs of Aspergers in adults to look for? What is Asperger’s syndrome? ‘Asperger’s disorder’, or ‘Asperger’s syndrome’, is actually no longer an official diagnosis in the UK (or the USA, for that matter). Since...

Personality Disorder vs Personality Trait – The Difference You Need to Know

The internet has helped us all become more savvy about mental health. But sadly, it has also led to mental health diagnoses being thrown around like casual weapons. Boss doesn’t like you? Narcissist. Girlfriend angry you broke up with her? Borderline. In reality, only a small percentage of the population have personality disorders. We all,...

Spirituality and Mental Health – Worth Investing In?

How connected are spirituality and mental health? Connected enough that spirituality is part of several modern psychotherapies, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists now has a special interest group devoted to the subject. What is spirituality? It’s an umbrella term that seems to be applied to all sorts these days. But a close attempt to...