How to Cope With Seasonal Depression in Summer

Seasonal affective disorder is a legitimate mental health phenomenon characterised by prolonged or recurring feelings of depression and has been closely linked to the changing of seasons

Generation of children ‘could be failed’ without mental health support

A generation of children could be “failed” because of a lack of adequate mental health support, experts have said.

16 million reasons why healthtech is a win for mental health

The UK government has pledged an ambitious programme of revolutionising mental health over the next three years, seeing all mental health service [...]

5 mindful activities for couples

You don’t have to be a master masseuse to take your partner on a relaxing mind and body journey.

Histamine Disrupts Serotonin and May Impede How SSRIs Work

We found that the histamine in the brain was triggered by the inflammatory response and directly inhibited the release of serotonin.

How Nurses Can Better Care For Their Own Mental Health

Nurses have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic. It’s time they took care of themselves and their mental health too.

The Mental Health Crisis is Becoming a Casualty of the Culture Wars

It is also quite possible that, as the stigma around mental illness has lifted in recent decades, more people have felt confident enough to speak openly and candidly about their struggles.

Questions to ask before you begin counselling

Beginning counselling for the first time can be daunting enough – but add ‘fear of the unknown’ into the mix, and that’s another worry to add to your mental load.

4 Reasons Why the Honeymoon Ends for Many Couples

The honeymoon phase at the beginning of many relationships can be pretty intensive and couples spend a lot of time together, which can get in the way of work or spending time with family or friends.

Are You and Your Partner Living Parallel Lives?

One common problem that occurs between couples, by definition, tend to be about the fear conflict, on some level.

How to Outgrow the Shadows of Depression

Depression casts long shadows, which can linger after symptoms have improved. Once the acute pain ameliorates, many people experience a hollow feeling that traps them in the outer shadows of depression.

Parents Can Help Their Kids With Reemergence Anxiety

The coronavirus pandemic has forced children to deal with many changes over the past 15 months. While adjusting to remote learning and [...]

How Couples Can Improve Their Communication

A positive communication style in which you clearly express your concerns to your partner and actively listen to theirs is the first step toward resolving conflict.

How can virtual reality help us overcome social anxiety?

Already set to reform the entertainment industry, in March 2020 it was announced that the NHS was due to start using VR therapy to help people overcome social anxiety.

The Right to Roam campaign wants to open up England’s countryside

Spending time in nature and the great outdoors can have excellent benefits for our mental health,’ says Dr Katherine Kennet, of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Nervous Of Socialising? Be The Friend You Wish You Had Post-Pandemic

Whether it’s social anxiety, money or just getting overwhelmed, there are so many reasons we might hold back from being proactive. Here’s how to avoid those pitfalls.

New plans to improve patient access to mental health services unveiled in England

NHS England has set out plans to improve patient access to mental health services with a proposal to introduce five new waiting time guarantees.

12 ways to stop workplace anxiety from sabotaging your career

Continued workplace anxiety may erode your confidence over time, causing you to ignore your strengths at work so that you focus only on your limitations and underestimate your ability to cope with difficulties if they were to arise.

‘Generation Anxious’: Why parents today have a harder time managing stress

Do you think our parents had it easier when it comes to parenting? Do you sometimes feel that it’s harder to be a parent now than it was 30 years ago?

CBT and mindfulness intervention reduces social anxiety

Two treatments were effective and provided long-term benefits for patients with social anxiety disorder, according to results of a randomised clinical trial published in JAMA Psychiatry.

NHS is failing half of young people with mental health issues

Up to half of all children and teenagers referred to mental health, learning disability and autism services in the run-up to the pandemic were left without proper support.

10 Dangerous Myths About Marriage

Most long-term relationships go through ups and downs. It’s important to know what reality looks like so you don’t have to feel like a failure every time it hits. As you accept what you and your partner struggle with, it means you can get help and improve things.

Laura Gordon: Why we are right to worry about return to work anxiety

The impact of return-to-work anxiety can be huge, whether returning from working at home or going back after furlough. It’s a big transition on the back of a year that’s already been filled with uncertainty and worry.

Mask-wearing can increase social anxiety

The mask-wearing that has become the norm during the Covid-19 pandemic can increase distress among those with pre-existing social anxiety issues, according to new research.

The COVID-19 pandemic is harming our mental health, and it’s affecting some more than others

It is hard to imagine the drastic change to the way we live has not had an impact on the population’s mental health.

Ways to reduce anxiety during pregnancy

While finding out you’re pregnant is exciting news, many expectant mums can experience anxiety about the big change coming up in their lives.

Meditation & Relaxation Can Benefit Your Life

The truth is that meditation is something that has been found to have quite a number of benefits, including reduced levels of anxiety and stress – which might be exactly what you’re looking for.

Psychologists identify best measures to assess intimate partner violence

Millions of people experience intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetime and assessment is important in conducting therapy and assisting victims.

Coping strategies made a difference to mental well-being during COVID

Age was found to be one of the clearest determinants of mental well-being. Adolescents and young adults exhibited depression, anxiety and other adverse outcomes more so than older adults or younger peers.

Why good mental health is crucial for transformation

Poor mental health has cost his business between £25,000 and £40,000 in lost contracts, plus a further £200,000 in potential new business.

5 key tips for managing health anxiety in a post-COVID world

Health anxiety gives very similar symptoms to other anxiety disorders. While there are some common symptoms and signs, everyone is different, meaning they’ll experience symptoms differently.

What is social anxiety and how can you spot the signs?

Suffering with social anxiety can be frightening, but there are simple techniques you can try to help you feel better and get through the day.

Mental health diagnostics – the potential for technology

It is hoped that digital mental health diagnostics will experience that same advancement, and lead to more equitable treatment for all.

Person-centred experiential therapy is as effective as CBT

When the IAPT programme was launched in 2008, CBT was recommended as the first-line treatment for anxiety and depression.

How to become a mental health counsellor

Here, we explain what a mental health counsellor does, how to find a counsellor and what to do if you wish to become one.

Does Healthy Immunity Promote Psychological Resilience?

Research has increasingly demonstrated that when it comes to promoting mental resilience, we may also want to turn to our immune system.

The rise of pop-psychology: can it make your life better, or is it all snake-oil?

Not all popular psychology is self-help (remember genre one), and not all self-help literature is grounded in psychology or produced by psychologists.

5 easy-to-grow plants with mental health benefits

The act of caring for plants is, in itself, a supportive, mindful experience – helping us to soothe stress and refocus our minds. Here, we explore six plants that pack just that.

How the pandemic has changed our sex lives

The pandemic has taken a major toll on our sex lives. Why are our intimate relationships flagging – and could the damage be long lasting?

Why We Struggle Remaining Present In Our Relationship

In a healthy relationship, life can — and does — get in the way. We’re going to feel pressure from work or finances every now and then.

5 key indicators that you’re ready to end your relationship

A relationship involves shared responsibility and communication, so if you find yourself navigating life individually without much regard for your partner, it could be a sign that the relationship has come to an end.

Are Depressed People Afraid of Happiness?

According to the reward devaluation theory, anxious and depressed patients actively avoid and devalue positivity and rewarding activities.

Will the Government pass the Turing test on LGBTQ+ rights?

In 2018, Theresa May’s Government promised that an ‘LGBT action plan’ would bring forward proposals to make the criminalisation of conversion therapy a priority.

Fight pandemic FOGO (fear of going out) and get back to life

While the momentum has many people excited, the idea of getting back into “normal” life has many others feeling FOGO — the fear of going out.

Mental Health Awareness Month: What “Is” Good Mental Health?

To me, good mental health isn’t feeling happy 24/7. It’s feeling everything, even the unpleasant or scary emotions that we think might derail us, and keeping on.

Bedfordshire Police highlight surge in mental health demand

Bedfordshire Police force’s mental health street triage (MHST) team have given the BBC unprecedented access to highlight the surge in demand for their services during the pandemic.

How to Help Kids Stay Mentally Strong During COVID

Parents play a crucial role in supporting their kids’ mental health. The National Organization of School Psychologists underscores the role that parents can play during this time.

Don’t Worry, You Can Learn to Talk to People Again

Soon we will no longer be trapped in our homes and skittering away from strangers. A few experts remind us how to be social again.

Compulsive Sexual Behaviours: A Psychosexual Treatment Guide for Clinicians

It sets the scene with a comprehensive understanding of compulsive sexual behaviours and very early on gives the foundations for a sex-positive and pluralistic approach to helping clients manage their compulsive sexual behaviours. 

What Can We Do to Combat Political Polarization?

Cognitive biases like “binary bias” tend to make us see decisions as consisting of two “black and white” options, rather than deliberating over myriad shades of grey.

Treat Your Anxious Thoughts Like Internet Pop-Up Ads

Stress caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is leading to a rise in demand for anger management counselling.

Our World Is in the Grip of a Mental Health Crisis – Here’s What We Can Do to Help

Steps also need to be taken to counterbalance the effects of policies that have led to periods of social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly where young people are concerned.

Counsellors See Increase in Number of People Struggling to Cope

Stress caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is leading to a rise in demand for anger management counselling.

New UK Law Aims to End Financial Abuse in Relationships

Sometimes, people are sending out a cry for help and they’re not being heard, or they’re too scared to ask for it in the first place.

How to Recognise and Heal from Relationship PTSD

Sometimes, people are sending out a cry for help and they’re not being heard, or they’re too scared to ask for it in the first place.

A Therapist’s Methods for Dealing With Personal Trauma if You Can’t Access Counselling

Sometimes, people are sending out a cry for help and they’re not being heard, or they’re too scared to ask for it in the first place.

How to Talk About Mental Health With Someone You’re Worried About

Sometimes, people are sending out a cry for help and they’re not being heard, or they’re too scared to ask for it in the first place.

Mental health Worsens for Newly Reliant on Financial Support

The mental health of people newly reliant on state benefits and financial support during the pandemic worsened far more last year than in the wider population.

NHS Staff With Mental Health Concerns Quadruple During Pandemic

The number of NHS staff reporting significant mental health issues quadrupled during the first wave of Covid-19, according to what [...]

Heavier Workloads on Tech Workers Lead to Mental Health Concerns

More than half of UK tech workers report that their workloads have increased during Covid-19, according to a survey from […]

Has Pandemic Stress Made you an Emotional Eater?

A March 2021 New York Times article asked the question “How much weight did we gain during lockdowns?” The answer was 2 […]

Is Life More or Less Meaningful As We Age?

I just turned 45. It passed without commotion. Although a few Zoom calls and text messages marked the day as […]

Improving Empathy Requires Prolonged and Intense Therapy

Experts have warned “there is no quick fix” for improving empathy, as besieged Coalition MP Andrew Laming takes leave to undertake an […]

The State of Nurses’ Mental Health One Year Into Pandemic

Almost two-thirds of nurses feel their mental health has deteriorated since the initial peak of the pandemic last spring and that national wellbeing support is still not good enough

Mental Health Assessments Still Matter When Working From Home

If you’re currently relying on home-working or overseeing a staged return to the office, are you still responsible for your […]

4 Common Misconceptions About Bipolar Disorder

The original version of this article was originally published on Psychology Today by Kristen Fuller, M.D. Bipolar disorder affects nearly 3 […]

Reasons Why You Might Need to See a Psychotherapist

The original version of this article was originally published on KHTS. Thankfully, we have moved past the stigmas around going […]

Many Students Say Their Mental Health is Worse Due to Pandemic

The original version of this article was first published on BBC News. Almost two-thirds of university students in the UK […]

Self-Love or Self-Hate? The Surprising Truth About Narcissists

The original version of this article was first published in The Guardian. They may seem grandiose, but some narcissists are […]

Low Mood or Clinical Depression? Taking a Critical Approach to Psychology

The original version of this article was first published in The Guardian. It is pleasing that Lucy Foulkes’ experience (What [...]

Couldn’t Be More in Love? Go to Couples Counselling Anyway

The original version of this article was originally published on Rewire by Jake Schultz. In some ways, Beverly Friedmann and […]

76% of tradespeople say Covid-19 Impacted Their Mental Health

The original version of this article was first published in Simply Business by Catriona Smith. Three in four tradespeople say […]

Covid, Mental Health & Your Lockdown Stories

The original version of this article was first published in BBC News by George Herd. “You might have to fight […]

How to Write a Gratitude Letter

The original version of this article was first published in The New York Times by Gina Hamadey. If you are […]

4 Benefits of Video-Call Counselling

The original version of this article was first published in BBN Times by Daniel Hall. Counselling can be quite daunting […]

Looking for Relationship Help? Try Going Online

The original version of this article was first published in Psychology Today by Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. (Follow him on […]

Understanding Gender, Sex, and Gender Identity

The original version of this article was first published in Psychology Today by Jonathan D. Raskin, Ph.D. (Follow him on […]

When Post-Traumatic Growth is Voluntary

The original version of this article was first published in Psychology Today by Steve Taylor Ph.D. (Follow him on Twitter). […]

5 Ways to Stop Beating Yourself Up

The original version of this article was first published in Psychology Today by Beverly D. Flaxington (Follow her on Twitter). […]

‘Psychological First Aid’ Training to Be Made Available for Parents, Carers & Workers

The original version of this article was first published on inews by Joanna Whitehead. Public Health England (PHE) is set to […]

Online Therapy is Here to Stay

The original version of this article was first published on the American Psychological Association by Hannah Calkins. With telehealth (online […]

Mental Health Referrals Expected to Rise in Children

The original version of this article was first published on inews by Charlie Duffield. Child and adolescent mental health specialists are predicting a […]

Doctors Fear New Child Mental Health Crisis in UK

The original version of this article was first published in The Guardian by Michael Savage. A surge in child mental […]

For Women, Low Sexual Desire Comes in Two Forms

The original version of this article was first published on Psychology Today by Mark Travers. Low sexual desire is the most […]

Understanding Your Psychological Defenses

The original version of this article was first published on Psychology Today by Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D (follow him on […]

We May Be More Adaptive Than We Think

The original version of this article was first published on Psychology Today by David DiSalvo While stressful events throw us off our […]

Mental Health at Work Worsens But Workplace Deaths Fall

The original version of this article was first published on Pinsent Masons by Fiona Cameron. Work-related stress, depression or anxiety […]

Living With Post-COVID Psychiatric Disorders

The original version of this article was first published on The Guardian by Nicola Davis (follow her on Twitter). A […]

Winter Exercise is Important for Mental Health

As winter descends on the northern hemisphere and the temperature drops and daylight hours shorten, many people may want to [...]

Toxic Positivity at Work is Damaging Your Mental Health

The original version of this article was first published on Insider by Amy Morin. It’s common to hear people say […]

Psychotherapy Effective Where Medication Fails

The original version of this article was first published on Mad in America by Javier Rizo. A recently published meta-analysis […]

What’s Psychotherapy, and How Does It Work?

The original version of this article was first published on Healthline. Life can be challenging. Even if you’re lucky enough […]

Will Virtual Counselling Replace In-person Therapy?

The original version of this article was first published on Mental Health Today by Ed Brown. Online mental health services […]

Anxious Attachment Style in Relationships

The original version of this article was first published on Cosmopolitan by Emily Gulla. Attachment theory might sound like something […]

Mental Health is More Than Just Mental Health

The original version of this article was first published in Psychology Today by Neel Burton M.D (Follow him on Twitter). [...]

How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts

The original version of this article was first published on Happiful by Andy Barker and Beth Wood. Do you have [...]

Find Out If You’re Stressed Or Busy

The original version of this article was first published on Inc. by  Laura Garnett (follow her on Twitter). Stress and busyness are […]

Putting Work Before Your Relationship

The original version of this article was first published on Forbes by Bryan Robinson, PhD (follow him on Twitter). Has […]

Rituals Help Decide The Destination Relationships

The original version of this article was first published on Forbes by Bryan Robinson, PhD (follow him on Twitter). Rituals […]

Overcoming the Need to Please

People pleasing, approval seeking, need to please, need to be liked syndrome—call it what you will, but seeking self-worth through [...]

Flexibility in the Face of Grief

The parallels between chronic disease and COVID-19 I recently spoke at a conference for patients with C3 Glomerulopathy (C3g) and [...]

Social Isolation Is Taking Psychological Toll

Social isolation can transform a mouse’s brain. Among other behaviours, mice kept alone for two weeks become hypersensitive to a [...]

Study Finds Key Factor In Friends Support

If your friends are also friends with each other, you might feel more supported with friends support when times get […]

Covid-19 Relationships

FROM socially distanced dating to post-lockdown divorces, coronavirus has wreaked havoc on our covid-19 relationships. Here, three women share the […]

Youth Mental Health Crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic upends the lives of young people around the world, a long-simmering youth mental health crisis threatens […]

Mental Distress Drug-Based Approach Failed?

One of the most impressive, disturbing works of science journalism I’ve encountered is Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric […]

Mental Health Crises Soar

The police are being called to deal with soaring numbers of incidents involving people suffering from mental health crises, sparking […]

UK Sleepwalking To Mental Health Crisis

Britain is sleepwalking into a mental health crisis as the government struggles to deal with the monumental effects of the [...]

Calling Transgender Youth by Chosen Name Can Reduce Suicide

Calling transgender youth by their chosen name can reduce their chance of dying by suicide by as much as 65 […]

Lockdown Mental Health Through No. 3

Here we go again. A third national lockdown is looming and it’s time to get proactive about our lockdown mental […]

The Pandemic Among Couples

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in Spring 2020, relationships researchers began to study this unique time to try to […]

Mental Health Pandemic

Number of Britons seeking help for suicidal thoughts 'has TRIPLED since the first lockdown' as psychiatrists warn the UK faces [...]

Time Affluence – Be Happier And More Successful

The most important currency in life isn’t money, it’s time, according to health and wellness expert Deepak Chopra. Building what […]

Exercise Improves Memory Functions

Neuroscientists have known for decades that physical activity improves memory functions. Since the early 2000s, numerous human and animal studies […]

Live Long And Well – 7 Secrets

Sure, exercise and diet are important. But the people close to you matter, too. You have probably seen lists of […]

Health And Wellbeing Time

The most important currency in life isn’t money, it’s time, according to health and wellbeing expert Deepak Chopra. Building what […]

Surviving Childhood Adversity Builds Empathy in Adults

Experiencing childhood adversity and traumatic events as a child is predictive of higher levels of depression in adulthood, and also […]

Are You Analysing Me Right Now?

I usually write about overeating, but today I'd like to do a follow up to my previous article "The Single [...]

Anxiety and Depression In Mental Illness

Neuroscientists have continued delving into the relationship between the brain and mental illness to offer hope to those who suffer. [...]

Love In The Time Of COVID-19

It seems that Covid-19 is either increasing baby-making or ending relationships. Is spending an abundant amount of time with your [...]

Small Pleasures For Our Wellbeing

When it comes to our wellbeing and leading a happy and fulfilled life, many of us focus on long-term goals: [...]

Fame Is the Name of the Game

Most people will never be famous, not even for fifteen minutes. Nevertheless, thanks largely to social media, the possibility of […]

The Psychology of Solipsism: Our Own Private Consciousness

Solipsism: Not merely that the whole world is constructed around you, but that your inner experience is the only one […]

Positive Psychology Builds Stronger Customer Relationships

Positive psychology is one of the most powerful tools available when it comes to building lasting, fulfilling customer relationships. This […]

How To Know If Your Relationship Is Worth Saving After They Cheated

Infidelity is unfortunately a common issue faced by countless couples in a relationship. But since no person or relationship is […]

My Cartoon Crushes Shaped My Beliefs About Love And Relationships

Cartoons can have a real life impact on the way you perceive relationships. I remember staring blankly at the television, […]

Somatic Therapy – Understanding the ADHD Brain, Body & Trauma

ADHD brains may not linger on unpleasant issues, leaving somatic discomforts unaddressed. Somatic therapy for adults with ADHD begins with […]

Climate Change Is Affecting Their Mental Wellbeing

A new study reveals that the consequences of climate change stretch beyond the environment and our physical health to our […]

Covid-19 impact on mental health will come to fore in coming months

Anxiety, depression and work-related stress are common issues, but counsellor Bernie Hackett says that, due to the pandemic mental health […]

School Counselling – Pupils Unable To Access

Four in 10 secondary school pupils are currently unable to access school counselling mental health support, new research shows. Children’s […]

CQC Reports On The Need For Better Access To Mental Health Care And Support

Today (16 October) we have published updates on two pieces of work that highlight the issues people face around access […]

Health Workers Risk Of Poor Mental Health

Poor Mental Health disorders such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are “particularly common” in nurses, doctors and […]

Increase In Isle of Wight Covid-19 Mental Health Cases

There’s an increase in the severity of Covid-19 Mental Health Cases being presented and an increase of referrals from children […]

Youth Mental Health & Digital Technology

We understand that many young people, recognising the need for help, are turning to technology – smartphone apps, websites, and […]

How I Went From Seeing Food as the Enemy to Becoming a Registered Dietitian

Long before I was a registered dietitian I was on vacation in Florida when I reached into the cookie tin […]

Ease Anxiety With The ‘54321’ Mindfulness Trick

Mindfulness – When anxiety threatens our peace of mind, it can be difficult to stay in the moment. But one […]

The Art of Sensual Communication

Sensual Communication – When you put words to your desire for your partner, you can experience a satisfying relationship in […]

Sex As Trans Men

A guide to safer sex for trans men: how to manage risks and maintain good sexual health. Trans men, for […]

One Cardio Workout = Two Hours of Supercharged Brainpower

One bout of aerobic exercise boosts attention and concentration for two hours The link between regular aerobic exercise, better brain […]

Your ‘Surge Capacity’ Is Depleted – It’s Why You Feel Awful

Here’s how to pull yourself out of despair and live your life Surge Capacity – It was the end of […]

Understanding Erectile Disappointment

Healthy functioning for a penis is one of the more shamed and misunderstood elements of sexuality. “Erectile Dysfunction” is a […]

How To Make The Most Out of Online or Telephone Counselling

When the UK went into lockdown, thousands of customer-facing businesses found themselves obsolete overnight. Hairdressers, masseurs and gyms – how could [...]

There’s a Way to Tell When Your Partner is Gaslighting You

There's a Way to Tell When Your Partner is Gaslighting You You have undoubtedly heard the term “gaslighting,” a communication [...]

Does Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Reduce Headaches?

Does Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Reduce Headaches? Migraine headaches are notoriously difficult to treat with pain medications, which perform no better [...]

New Study Highlights COVID-19 Suicide Risk

New Study Highlights COVID-19 Suicide Risk   As the world continues to struggle against the coronavirus, and the U.S. is [...]

Are You Hypnotised By Your Phone?

Are You Hypnotised By Your Phone?   Smartphone overuse is increasingly understood to be associated with poor mental health, developmental, [...]

NHS children’s mental health services cuts

Between 2010 and 2015, spending on children’s mental health services fell by nearly £50m – more than six per cent [...]

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

When the UK went into lockdown, thousands of customer-facing businesses found themselves obsolete overnight. Hairdressers, masseurs and gyms – how [...]

Coronavirus: The mental health crisis

A leading charity has warned the lockdown is storing up a mental health epidemic behind closed doors.   Ian Harrison [...]

Love in the time of corona

Imagine being separated from the one you love. Or stuck with the one you don’t, or being alone? Stories of [...]

How Just 15 Minutes in Nature Can Make You Happier

William Wordsworth climbed Mt. Snowdon in North Wales when he was 21. Undertaken mostly at night, it was an epic […]

How To Live With Uncertainty During Corona virus?

Six months ago, none of us could have anticipated how our lives would look now. But as the true scale [...]

Staying Social During Social Distancing

How do our communities remain emotionally and socially connected when we must be physically apart? It’s very hard to separate […]

Help Getting Through COVID-19 Quarantine With Your Partner

COVID-19 has forced almost the entire UK into our houses. The new-to human virus that causes respiratory infection and can […]

5 Things People With Hidden Depression Do

Give Yourself A Fighting Chance 5 Things People With Hidden Depression Do Depression is a very volatile emotion for anyone [...]

How to protect your mental health

Coronavirus has plunged the world into uncertainty and the constant news about the pandemic can feel relentless. All of this [...]

Free Guide To Living With Worry And Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty

Living With Worry And Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty Our world is changing rapidly at the moment. Given some of the [...]

Isolation-Proof Your Live-In Relationship

Isolation-Proof Your Live-In Relationship - Long days constantly in your partner’s company may open old wounds – but experts suggest [...]

Young People and Porn

Our team read this article recently which was written by Mark McCormack, a professor of Sociology in the Department of […]

Trauma of Infertility

This article on the lasting trauma of infertility was published on The New York Times website and was written by […]

How unprocessed trauma is stored in the body

The Local Counselling Centre recently came across this article about unprocessed trauma and how it is stored in the body. […]

Domestic Violence & Its Effects on Children

An article was recently published on the Medical News Bulletin website about the link between childhood exposure to domestic violence [...]

Sex And Religious Education To Be Compulsory In Wales

This recent article published on BBC news highlights changes coming into effect in Wales where sex and religious education will […]

15 Positive Ways To Help Children Manage Their Anger

The following article was recently published by Motherly and discusses 15 positive ways to help children manage their anger. Many […]

Helicopter Parenting-Do You Really ‘See’ Your Child?

The following article was recently published by the NYT Parenting and talks about how ‘helicopter parenting’ has become the norm […]

Four In 10 GPs Suggest Seeking Private Care For Mentally Ill Children

The following article was recently published on The Guardian’s website and discusses the results of a survey suggesting four in […]

Sex therapist – six surprising things about the role!

Psychology Today recently published the following article written by Dr. Mariane Brandon about what surprises her most about her role […]

14 Traits of Adult Children of Alcoholics

The Local Counselling Centre recently came across this interesting article explaining 14 traits of adult children of alcoholics which was […]

Sexual Compulsivity – the rare truth

The article below was published on the Psychology Today website, documenting the rare truth about sexual compulsivity. Sexual compulsivity, also […]

Art therapy a useful tool to boost health

The article below was published on Inverse.com and talks about the use of art therapy to boost health. On Monday, […]

Outlawed Grief

The following article on outlawed grief was recently published on The Gottman Institute website and was written by Jonathan Trotter. […]

Children and Consent

This article was published on the Girl Scouts website focussing on children and consent, specifically daughters, around the holidays. Holidays […]

How to heal from trauma

We recently came across this article on how to heal from trauma which was written by Andrea Brandt for Psychology […]

Lasting Trauma of Infertility

The following article on infertility was recently published in the New York Times and was written by Regina Townsend, founder […]

We Need to Talk About ‘The Giving Tree’

The Local Counselling Centre came across this article on a parenting website about the childrens’ book The Giving Tree. Like […]

Multiple Orgasms – do they really exist?

The Guardian recently published the following article on multiple orgasms and whether or not they exist… On-screen depictions of sex […]

Discussions that can save a relationship

This article on deep discussions that can save a relationship was recently published on The Guardian website: How often do […]

Procrastination – common causes

Psychology Today recently published an article on the common cause of procrastination. A growing understanding has emerged that procrastination is […]

Mental health – write down what you’re thankful for!

The Local Counselling Centre came across this article on mental health and physical health and how writing down what you […]

Narcissist relationship – why it’s so devastating

The Local Counselling Centre found this article, published on Psychology Today on a narcissist relationship & gaslighting and why it can be so devastating.

My husband and I don’t have sex

Husband and I don’t have sex – what can I do? “Dear Therapist” is published each Monday on The Atlantic […]

Key to a happy relationship? How you argue!

What is the key to a happy relationship? We recently read this article on Metro.co.uk about arguing in a relationship […]

Voluntary childlessness – why I don’t want children!

This article on Voluntary childlessness was published on the Metro website recently in which a woman explained her reasons why ‘I don’t want children’

High functioning depression

Metro.co.uk recently published an article on high functioning depression which we thought gave a great insight into the condition: This […]

10 Ideas for People Afraid to Exit a Relationship

Are you afraid to exit a relationship? Schooloflife.com published ten ideas for people who are: 1. You are, to a […]

Psychiatric diagnosis to be ‘scientifically meaningless’ study finds

We recently came across this article on psychiatric diagnosis… A new study, published in Psychiatry Research, has concluded that a […]

Work through the anger stage of grief

3 Ways to Work Through the Anger Stage of Grief We came across this article with 3 steps to work […]

Why Spending Time With Friends Is One of the Best Things You Can Do for Your Health

We found this article on why spending time with friends improves your health, and found it an interesting read, so […]

Theresa May calls for mental health to be priority

Theresa May calls for mental health to be a priority. Every new teacher in England will be trained in how […]

Mental Illness and taking it seriously

We recently came across this article on “When you’re ‘Too Functional’ to have your Mental Illness taken seriously… I’ve read […]

What do we understand by the term: Trauma?

The term trauma is widely used in the media and most of us have heard stories of people traumatised by horrific events and suffering with conditions such as PTSD

‘She Was Just So Beautiful!’

‘She was just so beautiful!’ my client declares, more to herself than to me. ‘Beautiful in a whole person way. […]

Gender – What is it?

Perhaps it is easier to say what gender is not – it is not sex, and the two words should never be confused as meaning the same thing.

Taking issue with the Head of Policy

So we’ve had another reminder this week that our culture divides mental and physical health, to the detriment of those suffering with the former.

World Mental Health Day-First Aid for Anxious Minds

For me, the ability to shift my attention from inside of my mind to the outside world is my ‘go to’ medicine in my mental health first aid cabinet.

Julie Sale asks ‘How Important is Sex in Relationships?’

The rich diversity of sexual practices, sexual identities and relationship constructs in human experience makes writing on the subject of sex and relationships inherently fraught with difficulty.

Introducing Marja Crowther … LCC Barnet’s Sex and Relationship Specialist

I am Marja Crowther, sexual and relationship therapist, general counsellor and supervisor based in Barnet. I believe life is about […]

Gender and Sexual Diversity – Our kids know more than we do

We are at the point of a revolution in social attitudes to gender and sexual diversity and it’s our children […]

Introducing Joyce Corkin – Sex and Relationship Therapist at LCC

Hi, my name is Joyce and I am one of LCC’s specialist sex and relationship therapists. I  worked for the NHS […]

The Danish Girl – A Trans Therapist’s Point of View

I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good romance or who has personal interest, or is just curious, about what it may be like to be transgendered.

The Pressure of Christmas

Oh no, It is that time of year again! I could have sworn it was only last week when I […]

The Dangers of the Office Party

Christmas is a fun time of year. All around us are images of people having fun, in perfect houses with perfect […]

Introducing Lizzie Hill – LCC Letchworth Art Therapist Working With Children, Teenagers and Adults

Since qualifying as an art therapist in 2008, I’ve worked extensively in school and NHS settings, supporting children, adolescents and […]

Grace and Frankie – Lessons in Love by LCC Clinical Director Jo Coker

As a relationship therapist I am often saddened by the complexity of maintaining a clandestine relationship within a primary relationship, […]

So You Like Dressing Up? Understanding #Transsexuality

“So you like the clothes and the make-up? Is that why you want to be a woman?” This is the […]

Inside Out – Disney Pixar Psychology

So it’s the long school summer holidays again and I face the challenge common to most parents of balancing work […]

Joanna Coker discusses the ending of Married at First Sight

So the programme has finished and we all know the outcome of MAFS, and rather like the morning after a [...]

Joanna Coker, discusses her involvement in ‘Married at First Sight’

As we head towards the last instalment of “Married at First Sight” everyone I speak to wants to know the […]

Married At First Sight

Joanna Coker, psychologist, relationship expert and Clinical Director of LCC, discusses her involvement in ‘Married at First Sight’ the new […]

Julie Sale Edits the June 2015 Edition of UKCP Journal The Psychotherapist

We are very proud to announce that our very own Julie Sale, LCC Director, is the Guest Editor of the […]

Jo Coker writes on #CarersWeek

I first met Anne three years ago. She was a very fit 70-year-old woman who lived alone and told me […]

Help! I need someone to look after me!

I take care of my elderly mum and am more than happy to do so because I love her and [...]

I’ve Looked At Life From Both Sides Now | by Kirstie McEwan

Kirstie is an integrative therapist, a general member of the College Of Sex and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and a registered member [...]

Julie Sale | on the difference between psychotherapy and psychoanalysis

I am not normally one to stand on a soap-box and shout out my thoughts and feelings on a subject. [...]

Jo Coker | on long term relationships

As a relationship therapist, I am often asked questions about relationships. The top two must be; ‘what does a great […]

Authenticity in Relationships

Krystal Woodbridge, Psychosexual Therapist & Relationship Counsellor at LCC continues our series on relationships The presence or absence of authenticity [...]