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Do You Criticise Others Too Much? 9 signs you are too critical and how to stop

Self Help
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What is a Personality Disorder? And do you have one?

Psychological Issues
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Can You Write Yourself Better? How a mental health journal can help

Self Help
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Think You Were Abused? What to do if you are having abuse memories

Psychological Issues
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Preparing for Your First Therapy Session Feeling daunted by your first therapy session? Watch our one minute guide to put your mind at ease.

About therapy
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Overcoming Rejection Whether it was a friend or a romantic partner, getting over rejection is possible

Relationships
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Why Choose Therapy? Is therapy a good choice?

About therapy
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Does Your Partner Never Understand? 5 communication mistakes that could be the problem

Relationships
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What are ACEs? Adverse childhood experiences can explain your adult struggles

Psychological Issues
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Are Your Coping Skills Backfiring? The defense mechanisms psychology needs you to know about

Relationships
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Can Politics Bring You Down? Yes, stress caused by world events IS real

Stress and Anxiety
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Always Everyone Else’s Fault? 5 ways to know you are stuck in the blame game

Psychological Issues
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Are Your Thoughts as True as You Think? 10 cognitive distortions that can control your mind

Depression
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Lack Boundaries? Why you need personal limits

Psychological Issues
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Stuck Working With Difficult People? How to navigate bad colleagues

Workplace Issues
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Is it a Good Relationship... or Not? What do healthy relationships even look like?

Relationships
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"Should I Have Kids?" How therapy helps if you can't decide on having a baby

Relationships
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Great Partner, Different Libido? When you don't share the same sex drive

Relationships
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The Truth About Workaholics When your work life balance vanishes

Workplace Issues
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"Why Do I Feel so Numb Inside?" When emotional numbness controls your life

Psychological Issues
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Why Am I so Angry All the Time? Anger issues can manifest in surprising ways

Psychological Issues
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Change your Perspective, Feel Better? How the way you see things affects your moods

Self Help
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Expecting too Much from People? 5 signs your expectations are ruining your relationships

Relationships
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Is it Actually OCD? Signs of OCD vs anxiety disorder

Psychological Issues
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IVF Mood Swings - It’s Not Just the Hormones Can therapy help the IVF journey?

Stress and Anxiety
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Is the Way you Think a Problem? The power of negative thinking to cause depression

Psychological Issues
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The Abuse that Leaves no Marks How to know if you are being emotionally abused

Relationships
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Self-Compassion A faster way to feel self worth?

Self Help
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What is Existential Psychotherapy? Is existential therapy right for you?

Types of Therapy
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Struggle with Reading, Writing, or Maths? Yes, learning difficulties in adults is a thing

Psychological Issues
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Shame and Your Moods The power of shame to bring you down

Psychological Issues
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Self-Harm - Do You Have a Problem? How to know when it is and isn't self-harm

Psychological Issues
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Self Sabotaging Behaviour Guilty of these 9 ways of self-sabotage?

Psychological Issues
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Is Online Counselling Right for You? How to know if therapy over the internet will help you

Types of Therapy
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How to Get the Guy or Girl What a therapist might say if you ask for help finding love

Relationships
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Are Limiting Beliefs Holding You Back? How your core beliefs control you

Psychological Issues
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Are You Codependent? Learning the signs of codependency

Psychological Issues
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What Are Personal Values? How does knowing your values help mental health?

Self Help
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Is it an Identity Crisis? When do identity issues become serious?

Stress and Anxiety
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Stress and Anxiety What's the difference, and does it matter?

Stress and Anxiety
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Would you Pass a Wellbeing Test? What is psychological wellbeing, and how can it help you?

Stress and Anxiety
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Money and Mental Health Are your money problems affecting your moods?

Stress and Anxiety
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Bad Parenting Are you guilty? And what next, if so?

Teens and Children
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I Want To Quit Porn Can therapy help with a pornography problem?

Psychological Issues
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What is Gestalt Therapy? Is gestalt therapy perfect for you?

Types of Therapy
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"Help! I Hate My Job" Will quitting my job make me happy?

Workplace Issues
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“I Need Friends -What Can I Do?” Why making friends can be hard and what you can do

Relationships
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Anxiety vs Depression How to know if you have anxiety or depression

Psychological Issues
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Can Hypnotherapy Improve Your Moods? Is hypnotherapy for anxiety and depression a thing?

Types of Therapy
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I Only Hurt Myself Now and Then – is it Really a Big Deal? How to know it’s self-harm

Psychological Issues
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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms How to spot the signs of PTSD

Psychological Issues
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Low Sense of Self? 12 Signs You Have a Weak Identity

Psychological Issues
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Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms Do you have BPD?

Psychological Issues
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"My Wife Hit Me" Is it male domestic abuse?

Relationships
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Buyer’s Remorse Psychologists explain buyer’s remorse as a case of cognitive dissonance

Psychological Issues
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Always Overreacting? If overreacting is killing your relationships here's why

Psychological Issues
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Deindividuation Deindividuation is explained as the sense of losing oneself, when in a crowd.

Psychological Issues
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Do I Have a Superiority Complex? Constant comparison can often lead to sadness, anger, and frustration

Psychological Issues
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"Do I Have Adult ADHD?" ADHD in adults can be different than in children

Psychological Issues
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What Is Peter Pan Syndrome? The term originates from a 1983 book

Psychological Issues
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Anatidaephobia: Is It a Real Condition? Learn more about this rare phobia

Psychological Issues
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"Am I Normal?" Worry there is something wrong with you?

Self-esteem
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Childhood Trauma - Is This Your Issue? What is childhood trauma and do you have symptoms?

Psychological Issues
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Self-Help vs Therapy Do you really need a therapist, or can you go it alone?

Self Help
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Harley Therapy selected as a winner at the Digital Health Awards ‘The Airbnb of Therapy’ received a Silver Award for Web-based resource/tool.

Finding a therapist
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Giving Up On Life: What To Do When We Feel Overwhelmed Are you at the end of your tether?

About therapy
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"Why Do You Make Me Crazy?!" When relationships drive you nuts

Relationships
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What Are Demand Characteristics? Learn more about the pitfalls of psychological experiments.

Psychological Issues
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What is Thanatophobia? Are you constantly worries about dying?

Psychological Issues
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Small Man Syndrome If you share Napolean's worries, then read on.

Psychological Issues
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Sociopathy vs Pyschopathy How do they differ?

Psychological Issues
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Is Person-Centred Therapy Right for You? All about person-centred counselling

Types of Therapy
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Emotional exhaustion Are you worn out?

Psychological Issues
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"I feel like a failure" Help is at hand

Working with your therapist
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I'm Already Self-Aware - Why Would Therapy Help Me? Do we only need counselling in a crisis?

About therapy
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How Stress Affects Your Body - And 5 Ways to Manage Stress Better Is your stress is more serious than you think?

Stress and Anxiety
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Can Therapy Help with Anxiety? Is anxiety taking over your life?

Stress and Anxiety
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How To Get Over a Crush 7 steps to stopping thinking about him or her

Self Help
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Why Can’t I Sleep Even Though I’m Tired? Finding it hard to drop off?

Finding a therapist
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Why Does Everyone Hate Me? This mindset can be a lonely, isolating, and often scary experience.

Psychological Issues
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How to stop being so sensitive Do loud noises, harsh light and crowds cause you irritation?

Finding a therapist
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Dissociation Symptoms - Sound Familiar? Spacing out and worried you are dissociating?

Psychological Issues
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How To Stop Hating Myself Ways to put an end to a distressing outlook

Psychological Issues
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Crying All The Time? Seven songs showing you are not alone in shedding those tears

Self Help
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Is Short-Term Therapy a Fit for You? What is brief therapy, anyway?

Types of Therapy
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How to Stop Thinking About Someone When you can't get him or her off your mind

Relationships
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What is Emotional Liability? Laughing or crying at inappropriate moments? Read on.

Psychological Issues
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18 signs you have a victim mentality And how to get help

Psychological Issues
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Psychosomatic pain Is it all in the mind?

Psychological Issues
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Can't Stay Focused? 9 Reasons Why If you have distraction problems, read on

Psychological Issues
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Why Do I Sleep So Much? Five tips to improve your sleep hygiene

Finding a therapist
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Five signs of emotional detachment Is your relationship fracturing?

Relationships
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Feeling like a failure Feeling like a failure is only too common

Finding a therapist
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Why do people lie? five things you need to know about lying.

Self Help
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Anthropophobia and Social Phobia – what is the difference? Learn about the nuances and get help

Stress and Anxiety
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Loving Two People at the Same Time The stress of double love

Relationships
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Five lesser known symptoms of stress Can stress cause nosebleeds?

Stress and Anxiety
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Narcissistic rage Find a therapist for narcissistic rage

Finding a therapist
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Why Can't I Cry? Is this a physical or emotional problem?

Finding a therapist
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How to Move Forward in Life? 7 Steps Getting unstuck needs tactics

Self Help
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Sometimes I Hate my Husband - Am I a Bad Person? Why we hate and what to do about it

Relationships
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The Secret Dangers of Goal Setting And how to set goals that work

Self-esteem
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I Hate Parties - Do I Have Social Anxiety? Social anxiety symptoms vs shyness

Psychological Issues
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How to Survive Time With a Dysfunctional Family 7 tips for avoiding a family blowout

Friends and Family
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How to Handle Christmas Anxiety Yes, holiday anxiety is a thing

Stress and Anxiety
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Working towards wellbeing An emotionally resilient workforce is present, motivated and working towards common, clear goals.

Workplace Issues
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12 Signs of Alcohol Abuse When is drinking a problem?

Psychological Issues
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Nature versus nurture debate re-ignited in new documentary Is biology destiny as Freud famously argued?

About therapy
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Secretly Have Low Self-Esteem? 7 ways to tell if low self-worth is your issue

Psychological Issues
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How to Stop Loving Someone 5 steps to letting go when the time has come

Relationships
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Bad Habit or Addiction? Ask Yourself This How to know if you are addicted

Psychological Issues
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The top wellbeing goals for 2019 from the mental health community Tips from those in the know.

About therapy
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"I Miss My Ex" - The ONE Question to Ask Before you try to get them back

Relationships
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Meet The Therapist - Annahita Nezami Annahita offers expert psychotherapy from her practice in Kingston upon Thames.

Meet the therapist
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What Are Mindfulness-Based Therapies? And is this the type of therapy for you?

Types of Therapy
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Are Abandonment Issues Ruining Your Relationships? not trusting others is a serious issue

Psychological Issues
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Author Dolly Alderton on therapy In her book, the author deftly debunks myths around therapy.

About therapy
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Is Integrative Therapy Your Perfect Match? Always wanted to try different approaches?

Types of Therapy
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Meet The Therapist - Amy Hutson Based in Hove, Amy Hutson specialises in relationships.

About therapy
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“I Feel So Alone - Can Therapy Help?” Loneliness is a serious threat to your mental and physical health

Psychological Issues
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Bereavement Support - 9 Signs it's Time to Get Help When bereavement has gone too far

Psychological Issues
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Are Humanistic Therapies For You? a supportive and open type of talk therapy

Types of Therapy
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Meet The Therapist - Konstandina Polychronopoulou Konstandina has more than 10 years experience, offering counselling in English and Greek.

Finding a therapist
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Are You Ok? - Claire Eastham We chat to mental health blogger Claire Eastham.

About therapy
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Can Therapy Help You Sleep? How counselling aids sleep problems

Psychological Issues
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Six wellbeing and productivity habits of a serial entrepreneur Our founder Dr Sheri Jacobsbon shares her productivity and wellbeing habits.

About therapy
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Does Skype Therapy Really Work? What you need to know about therapy over Skype

Types of Therapy
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Meet The Therapist - Fadi Salaam Fadi works across Camden and Islington in London.

Finding a therapist
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New Signs of an Eating Disorder Is this you after all?

Psychological Issues
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Is Psychodynamic Therapy For You? What is psychodynamic psychotherapy and would it work for you?

Types of Therapy
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Can't Find the 'One'? Signs you have trouble falling in love The good news is that you can learn to overcome, or at the very least manage, your issues that block you from receiving and giving love.

Psychological Issues
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Are You Afraid of Intimacy? 5 Surprising Signs You Are Avoiding Connection

Psychological Issues
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Should You Try CBT Therapy? What cognitive behavioural therapy involves

Types of Therapy
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Meet The Therapist - Tanya Sammut Tanya is based in Shropshire.

Meet the therapist
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7 Signs Your Anxiety is Out of Control When does a bit of anxiety turn into an anxiety problem?

Stress and Anxiety
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Were You Sexually Abused As a Child? Why your definition might need updating

Psychological Issues
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Meet The Therapist - Liz George Liz has over 20 years experience as a practitioner

Meet the therapist
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Are You Ok? - June Sarpong MBE We chat to Broadcaster and author June Sarpong MBE

About therapy
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Should we be concerned about a shift towards unlicensed mental health care? "Would you let a learner driver navigate an oil tanker?"

About therapy
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16-24 year olds turning to in-person therapy New research from Harley Therapy in advance of World Mental Health Day shows 50% of 16-24 year olds favour in person consultations, as opposed to telepsychiatry via Skype or telephone.

Teens and Children
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What Type of Depression Do You Have? Think you are depressed, but not sure? Read about the different types of depression to see if one sounds like you.

Depression
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Meet the Therapist - Christine Douglas Based in Paisley, Scotland, Christine places Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the heart of her practice.

Meet the therapist
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June Sarpong MBE in conversation with Dr Sheri Jacobson The broadcaster and author is in conversation with our founder Dr Sheri Jacobson.

About therapy
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Student Stress - Is This You? if university life is getting you down, read this

Stress and Anxiety
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Meet the Therapist - Indigo Roe Indigo specialises in treating anxiety and long term illness to clients anywhere in the world, via video link and phone.

Meet the therapist
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“Therapy is Making Me Feel Worse, Not Better!” Why it's not time to panic

Working with your therapist
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Meet the Therapist - David Clogg David is a creative and experienced counsellor, based in London.

Meet the therapist
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Workplace Stress - the Signs You Should Know Earning money should never cost your mental health

Workplace Issues
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Meet the Therapist - Ann Marie Cunningham Ann specialises in personal wellbeing and self development.

Meet the therapist
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Are you Depressed or Just Sad? And why the difference matters

Depression
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Meet the Therapist - Nick Shepley Nick is an experienced and skilled, person centred therapist from Cardiff.

Meet the therapist
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How can I Help a Suicidal Friend or Family Member? It's a sensitive situation

Friends and Family
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Teen Therapy - Does Your Son or Daughter Need Help? How can you tell?

Teens and Children
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Bullying in the Workplace - What Can You Do? What is and isn't bullying?

Workplace Issues
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Is Stress Really a Big Deal? We all deal with stress now and then. When is it a concern?

Stress and Anxiety
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I Am Having Suicidal Thoughts. What Can I Do? More people have such thoughts than we talk about. Several million people consider suicide each day.

Depression
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The Main Benefits of Therapy What results can you actually expect from your sessions?

About therapy
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Why Do I Have to Attend Sessions at the Same Time Each Week? You have a busy life, why can’t therapy be more flexible?

About therapy
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The NHS and Private Treatment - Which One is For You? Why should you pay for a private therapist when you can use the NHS?

Finding a therapist
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How Do I Choose a Therapist? With So Many Therapists On Offer, Which One is Right For You?

Finding a therapist
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If You Have Good Friends Do You Really Need a Therapist? Wondering why you should pay for therapy if you have friends to talk to?

About therapy
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What Happens in Your First Therapy Session? What will therapy be like? What should you expect when you meet a therapist for the first time?

About therapy
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Can a Friend or Family Member Sit in My Session With Me? Nervous about attending therapy alone?

About therapy
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What if I Don't Like My Therapist? Started working with a therapist, but worried it’s just not a click?

Working with your therapist
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What Skills Should a Good Therapist Have? Get to know the essential qualities to look for in a therapist

Finding a therapist
Published - Revised

What Sort of Training Should a Therapist Have? A good therapist needs good training. Here’s what to look for

Finding a therapist
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Why Are Some Therapists More Expensive Than Others? Confused by the prices that therapists set for their services?

About therapy
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What is a Counselling Psychologist? A counselling psychologist is a talk therapist who took a different training route than a psychotherapist.

About therapy
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What to Do When Your Loved One is in Need Of Counselling Do you have a friend, partner, or family member you feel needs therapy?

Friends and Family
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Do I Need a Psychotherapist or a Psychiatrist? Two words that sound similar, but are different types of practitioners altogether.

About therapy
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How Many Therapy Sessions Do I Need? Some of use like to know what we are in for. So when it comes to therapy, what is the answer?

About therapy
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What are the Different Approaches to Therapy? What are the main differences you need to know when it comes to types of therapy?

Finding a therapist
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Why Does Therapy Cost So Much? Do you keep saying you want to try therapy, but the cost holds you back?

About therapy
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How Do I Know What Type of Therapy I Need? There are so many types of therapy available nowadays. Which one to pick?

Finding a therapist
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What is a Registered Therapist, and Does it Matter? Confused by the acronyms after a therapist's name? These often refer to a therapist being registered.

Finding a therapist
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What Can I Expect From Therapy? What can therapy really offer you? How to tell the difference between myths and reality.

About therapy
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How Does a Therapy Session Work? What really happens in a therapy session?

About therapy
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How Do I Know if I Need Therapy? Have you been considering starting therapy lately? Not sure if it's really worth seeking counselling?

About therapy
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What Does Starting Therapy Involve? Preparing you for your first therapy session

About therapy
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How Do I Find the Right Therapist? Nine questions to ask when you want to find the best therapist for you

Finding a therapist
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