How can I get my child seen faster by CAMHS?

So many people are having difficulties getting their child seen by CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services). There are a few things you can try to try to get an appointment more quickly: Why is it taking so long to get an appointment with CAMHS? There are a number of reasons why it canContinue reading “How can I get my child seen faster by CAMHS?”

Why is grief worse at Christmas?

Grief can be particularly difficult during the holiday season because it can be a time of intense emotions and memories. Holidays are often a time when people come together with family and friends to celebrate, and the absence of a loved one who has passed away can be particularly poignant during this time. Additionally, theContinue reading “Why is grief worse at Christmas?”

Why am I always so anxious?

There are many potential reasons why someone might feel anxious. Anxiety is a normal and natural response to stress, and it can be caused by a wide range of factors, including genetics, environment, and personal experiences. Some people may be more prone to anxiety due to their genetics, while others may develop anxiety as aContinue reading “Why am I always so anxious?”

What is EFT?

What is EFT? EFT, or Emotional Freedom Techniques, is a form of psychological acupressure that is based on the principles of acupuncture. It involves tapping on specific acupressure points on the body while focusing on a particular issue or emotion. The goal of EFT is to release negative emotions and to restore balance to theContinue reading “What is EFT?”

How do I stop my child from scratching and picking at their skin?

This is a question I get asked by parents who are concerned about the behaviour they are seeing in their children. Sometimes it can be a temporary thing, other times it can be prolonged. But what causes it in the first place? A child may scratch at themselves if they are uncomfortable, may have aContinue reading “How do I stop my child from scratching and picking at their skin?”

Top tips for surviving Burnout

We all suffer from burnout now and again. Things build up and get on top of us and it suddenly feels like you don’t know what to do first, where to start, or even to start at all. Whether you are a parent, have a full time job, family commitments or have suffered a bereavement, or all of the above, burnout can happen at any time to anyone and without warning.

Exercise for Mental Health

So many people tell you to increase your exercise routine when you are suffering mentally and for some, getting off the couch to use the bathroom is hard enough so being asked to do some kind of exercise is just too much. I remember thinking “But I feel so exhausted, I can’t possibly do anythingContinue reading “Exercise for Mental Health”

Using CBT within Person-Centred Therapy

Until I started my training to become a counsellor, I had not experienced Person-Centred Therapy, I had only had CBT and at that point I was not a fan. Having learnt more over the last few years, and particularly this year, I have seen the benefit of using CBT techniques incorporated within PC work. CounsellingContinue reading “Using CBT within Person-Centred Therapy”