Types of Therapy Articles

What’s it Like to Try CBT Counselling?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is currently one of the most popular types of talk therapy in the UK and also one of the most evidence-based (1). But what’s it all about? And what actually happens when you go to CBT counselling? Writer Andrea Blundell shares her personal experience of trying CBT.  How I ended up trying...

Horticultural Therapy – Can a Garden Help Your Mental Health?

Permaculture expert Geoff Lawton said, “all the world’s problems can be solved in a garden”. Could horticultural therapy even be the answer to mental health issues? Writer Elizabeth Waddington explores.  What is horticultural therapy? Steven Davis, the executive director of the American Horticultural Therapy Association, defines it as: “a process through which plants, gardening activities,...

Rapid Eye Movement Therapy – What’s it Like to Try?

Rapid eye movement therapy, officially called ‘eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing’ or ‘EMDR’, was developed to help people who have experienced trauma. Fairly new, it’s already evidence-based. And it’s increasingly popular here in the UK. But what is it actually like to try? Are the rumours about flashing lights true? Writer Jo Love shares her...

“Does Hypnosis Work?” Myths and Facts About Hypnotherapy

Curious about hypnotherapy? And wondering if it could work for you? But heard so many strange rumours, you’ve been asking yourself, “But does hypnosis work?”. Myths about hypnotherapy Of all modern therapeutic interventions, hypnotherapy and the trance state it uses, ‘hypnosis’, are perhaps surrounded by the most confusion and incorrect information. Learn the myths about...

What is an Educational Psychologist and Does Your Child Need One?

An educational psychologist might sound intimidating, but they can be a great help to you and your family. What is an educational psychologist? Educational psychologists could be seen as ‘learning experts’. They focus on the ways people best learn, and how learning can be adjusted so that the material in question is understood, retained, and...

What is Person Centred Therapy?

Are you interested in a therapy that focuses on what is right and not just ‘wrong’ with you? And that lets you decide what to talk about? Person-centred therapy (also called ‘client-centred therapy’, or ‘Rogerian therapy’, after its founder),  might be for you. [Would you like to try person-centred therapy? Book one of our Skype...

Trauma Therapy – What Actually Works?

Trauma, whether recent or from childhood, can leave us very sensitive. Things which might not upset others will trigger our body’s memory of trauma, leaving us a mess. So trauma therapy needs to take this into account. Instead of assuming regular therapy will work for your complex trauma or PTSD? Consider the following types of...

What is Reparenting?

Did you have a parent who struggled to give you the unconditional love and safety you needed as a child? Do you find that now, as an adult, you have difficult relationships? Or struggle to trust others? Reparenting might be a therapy tool for you. *Note that this article refers to psychotherapeutic reparenting, not any...