Depression was all I knew..so it was natural to talk about it.

In four days time, you will be able to hear an interview I did with Carlette Ritter on BlogTalk Radio (see page above for details). When we were discussing potential subjects, there was only one that came to mind, the impact of depression on sufferers and loved ones alike. It was only natural that this would be…

On the subject of Suicide…..

The subject of suicide is always heavily covered in the news , (It is a little known fact that more suicides occur in summer than in winter ). Despite that,  most studies suggest that suicide rates are rising.  Statistics from the WHO say that over one million people commit suicide every year and this figure is increasing every year. That is one…

Working online means new challenges for therapist and client alike.

Online therapy is relatively new and not yet fully accepted by everyone. When you browse articles on this topic, you generally find that the main issues center around privacy concerns, proposed regulation and the usual chatter from psychotherapists stuck in the Freudian era. However, there are some studies, the most recent in Australia, stating that…

Online Therapy making advances.

“Does Online Depression Treatment Work? Numerous medical studies show that, for many, depression treatment can be effectively delivered online.” (everyday health.com) “Researchers at the University of New South Wales and St. Vincent’s Hospital in New Zealand found that online treatment was as effective as face-to-face therapy for such mental illnesses as anxiety, social phobias and…

CBT : Challenging and disputing irrational thoughts is (and should be) an essential part of a therapist’s approach

Many people who turn to therapists for recovery have a stereotyped imagination of what they can expect from the experience. Many have the image of a Freudian like character sitting in a leather chair, saying nothing and occasionally coming out with some masterpiece of intellect that brings realisation. While it can be said that this…

CBT is on the rise as a preferred treatment.

More and more health authorities are using CBT as a preferred treatment for a number of different mental health issues and that number is set to rise. As a therapist who primarily uses CBT techniques as a main approach, I know just how effective they can be. The basic assumption behind Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is…

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