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

The original version of this article was first published on The Conversation. As winter descends on the northern hemisphere and […]

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 […]

55% Of People Say 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 […]

How To 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: ‘This wasn’t how I planned it, but she said yes’

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

"I believe depression is legitimate. But I also believe that if you don't; exercise, eat nutritious food, get sunlight, get [...]

Coronavirus – 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 And 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 interesting article interesting on a narcissist relationship and gaslighting and why it can be […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

When I was a student psychotherapist I had an epiphany moment when I thought I had found a cure for anxiety. […]

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

How Important is Sex in Relationships? The rich diversity of sexual practices, sexual identities and relationship constructs in human experience […]

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 saw The Danish Girl last night on its first day of release here in the UK. The international […]

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 LCC Director, psychologist and relationship therapist 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, LCC Director, psychologist and relationship expert, discusses her involvement in ‘Married at First Sight’ the new documentary series from Channel 4 

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 […]

LCC Director 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, LCC Director, 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! Verity Lewis, LCC Registered Therapist, shares her experiences of being a carer on the lead up to #carersweek

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, LCC Director, sets the record straight 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 Clinical Director at LCC starts our blog series 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 [...]