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All about Online therapy

Online therapy has been practised for many years and continues to be a growing way of providing therapy to people seeking help, offering more choice and greater flexibility. This post provides a brief look at the history, safety and ethics of online counselling. Read More

Thinking of trying therapy? The benefits and practicalities of our Core Shift Group

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If you’re feeling more anxious than usual, coping with some life changes or even just feeling that you would like to find out more about possible techniques to help build future resilience and better emotional coping strategies, then our Online Core Shift Group may be a good option for you. We felt there was a […]

Join a group! The benefits of group work

Our Online Shift groups launch this Autumn, and it has given me time to reflect on my own experience of group work. Groups are everywhere.  I was born into a group. I grew up in a group. I was schooled in a group. I have worked for organisations. Some group experiences are more positive than […]

Discussing Death in the workplace

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Many of us have experienced the delights of the annual staff survey – focusing often on team working, communication, workloads and general satisfaction. There are often focus groups to further explore some of the issues raised in the surveys. However, one of the biggest life issues is rarely (if ever) discussed. What about death? What […]

Preparation or optimistic denial? How do we face disaster?

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In the midst of a brief Corona respite in August, The FT and The Week, ran an article titled ‘Why we Fail to prepare for disasters’. The author Tim Harford explored why, despite the predictability of many disasters, so many people (those in power as well as us mere mortals) fail to act. He explored […]

Working out our Plan B

Plan A, Plan B or Plan C. Three possible strategies.

Why is it that we are so often unhinged by the unexpected? I know I’ve been guilty in the past of thinking that ‘things’ happen to other people. Of course that’s not true and in fact ‘things’ happen to you and people you know – good things, bad things, unexpected things. Things don’t always go […]

Why do we wish time away?

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As you get older you get more aware and panicky about time going too quickly –at least I do. And with the ever diminishing time I begin to regret all the time I wished away, wishing it was 5pm, Friday night, summer, the next holiday…great long swathes of time wished away. I heard a radio […]

Anxieties of our time

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We are living in anxious political and environmental times and this is having a major impact on our mental health, so much so that there are ‘new’ anxiety disorders being created particularly around climate change and ‘Eco anxiety’. In the June edition of Therapy Today, there is an extended transcript of an interview that was […]

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