Therapy

Mindfulness: What is it and why do it?

More and more therapists are learning about mindfulness and teaching it to their clients. Yet, it was not long ago that those of us teaching psychology at mainstream universities, were studying about near eastern practices on the hush, hush behind closed doors out of fear of being labelled flaky. However, scientific research since the late …

How to say hello/goodbye to your therapist?

Now and again, a client has come for an initial interview and the dialogue has been so profound that the memory of it has remained imprinted on my brain. The following was one such occasion: A very bright and enthusiastic young woman began our conversation by sharing with me what she had been doing to …

What is CBT?

Nowadays, chances are that if you have been diagnosed with depression or anxiety by your G.P. and she encourages you to seek counselling that she will suggest you go to someone who does “CBT”. What is CBT and why do many people see it as the treatment of choice for these kind of psychological problems? …

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