Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor in Canterbury, Kent

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Recommended Reading: The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

Format: Kindle edition, 417 pages Published: 25 September 2014 by Penguin Genres: Psychology, self-help Goodreads | Purchase this book on Wordery | Waterstones What causes people to continually relive what they most want to forget, and what treatments could help restore them to a life with purpose and joy? Here, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk offers a new paradigm for effectively treating traumatic stress. Neither talking nor drug therapies have proven entirely satisfactory. With stories of his own work and …

Recommended Reading: Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving by Pete Walker

Synopsis This book is a practical, user-friendly self-help guide to recovering from the lingering effects of childhood trauma, and to achieving a rich and fulfilling life. It is copiously illustrated with examples of my own and my clients’ journeys of recovering. This book is also for those who do not have Cptsd but want to understand and help a loved one who does. This book also contains an overview of the tasks of recovering and a great many practical tools …

Your Complete Guide to Finding a Private Counsellor/Psychotherapist

This guide is for people in the UK wanting to find a counsellor or psychotherapist and not knowing where to start. I will explore the following: what is a counsellor/psychotherapist, where do you look for one, and what should you bear in mind. The first thing you might be asking yourself is: what is the difference between a counsellor and a psychotherapist? To be perfectly honest, there is very little difference. I’ll explore some possible differences, but all in all, …

Recommended Reading: Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect by Jonice Webb

Format: Kindle edition, 228 pages Published: 1 October 2012 by Morgan James Publishing Genres: Psychology, self-help Goodreads | Purchase this book on Wordery A large segment of the population struggles with feelings of being detached from themselves and their loved ones. They feel flawed, and blame themselves. Running on Empty will help them realize that they’re suffering not because of something that happened to them in childhood, but because of something that didn’t happen. It’s the white space in their …

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: An Overview

What is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)? PMDD is a condition that occurs just before and while a person with a uterus is menstruating. It differs from Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) in that it tends to be more severe and recurring. PMDD can affect a person’s physical and mental health, which can in turn impact their work life, social life and family life. What are some symptoms of PMDD? Emotional symptoms may include: mood swings increased irritability feeling tearful, anxious and/or hopeless …

Top tips for it all becomes too much

Sometimes we might find ourselves at a point beyond exhaustion. It could be the comedown after seeing friends, or the end of a frantic week and dreading the next week. Perhaps you find yourself running around for others constantly without sparing a moment for yourself. It might feel like there’s no end in sight to the exhaustion. When life becomes a bit much, here’s what we recommend you try. Make sure you’ve covered the basics. These following tips will seem …

An Introduction to Emotions

What are emotions? Put simply, emotions are feelings. You can feel happy, sad, scared, lonely, and you can feel them on a spectrum. For example, if you felt happy, you could be content, which is quite mild, or ecstatic, which is more extreme. If you felt sad, you might feel slightly melancholic, or you might feel extremely depressed. Everyone varies with how they experience emotions. Sometimes in life you might come across individuals who just seem to get on with …

Ten Top Tips to Help You Sleep

As part of General Wellbeing Month at Psychotherabee, we’re sharing some ways you can improve your sleep as suggested by Dr Matthew Walker, renowned neuroscientist and psychologist. Try some of these tips and see what works for you. Improve your sleep hygiene. This is probably the one you hear about most — don’t use your laptop in bed, use your bed only for sleeping in so your brain associates your bed with being asleep. If you experience middle of the …

Resource Review: Sleep Cycle for Android (free version)

Previously we explored the importance of sleep for mental wellbeing. If you’re not sure where you’re at with your sleep, thankfully there’s a market on the Play Store for apps that will help you for just that. I trialled a couple of sleep apps, one of which I’ll explore in a later post. The free version of Sleep Cycle has much to offer. The app comes with an alarm; you can customise the sound from a choice of four things …