How to Stay Positive in a Negative World

Everywhere you turn there is bad news and recent weeks have been no exception.

A 29-year-old man goes on a killing spree in an Orlando nightclub because he can’t come to terms with his sexuality; a two-year-old is attacked and killed by an alligator while on the holiday of a lifetime at Disney World; and closer to home (here in the UK), an MP is stabbed and shot in the street by someone consumed by hatred.

The world can be a frightening place, and if you’re easily overwhelmed by worry and a sense of dread, you aren’t alone. [Read more…]

Online vs Face-to-Face Talking Therapy

Okay, I’m the first to openly admit my preferences for delivering psychological therapies such as counselling, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness training are via face-to-face collaboration from my practice, near Newmarket in Suffolk, UK. However, over the past few years there is more of a demand for my services to be made available online. [Read more…]

Why You Still Need Substance Abuse Counselling After Rehab

Guest author, Javier Fitzgerald, writes about counseling, addiction and education. His most recent work is entitled “How Do I Become A Substance Abuse Counselor?” Making the decision to go into rehab is a huge one, and you should be commended for it. You’ve taken the first step to starting fresh and new. Still though, you must continue to attend substance abuse counselling afterwards for the following reasons:

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