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Working with the Unconscious in Psychotherapy

Working with the Unconscious in Psychotherapy

The uniqueness of the psychoanalytic model of psychotherapy is that we work with the unconscious. But what does this mean? What exactly is the unconscious?  What is the Unconscious? Practically speaking, in the field of psychotherapy, the unconscious is the part...

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Your First Therapy Session

Your First Therapy Session

This is the time of year when it’s common for people to think about starting therapy. You may have decided that you want to approach a therapist and may have contacted someone and made a date for an initial consultation. But then the reality of having the first...

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Is Therapy For Me?

Is Therapy For Me?

Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year can be difficult times for many people. We spend the holiday with family in a more intense way than normal and this can reveal strains, tensions and ruptures that we normally overlook or don’t like to admit in our daily lives....

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2022 Another New Year Another New Normal

2022 Another New Year Another New Normal

2022 looks set to be another unique year. Here in the UK, covidwise, we start the year arguably in a better place than 2021. As Omicron continues, it’s becoming the new normal to take a lateral flow test before meeting family and friends. But many of us are still...

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How To Survive Christmas 2021

How To Survive Christmas 2021

Christmas can be challenging for many people but this year especially it will be difficult for most of us one way or another. We may have to make do with phone and video calls to stay in touch with people who we would normally be with. We may be posting presents...

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Perfectionist

Perfectionist

Are You A Perfectionist? Do you have very high standards? Do you find yourself putting yourself under pressure to look as good as you possibly can? Work as hard as you possibly can?Do you have an incredibly strict fitness regime?Be the perfect parent?Do you...

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Decision Making from Cupid and Psyche

Decision Making from Cupid and Psyche

Whilst visiting Florence a few years ago I saw many beautiful works of art in the Uffizi Museum. However, I was struck by one sculpture in particular: Cupid and Psyche. As well as the intricateness of the piece I was also moved by the entwining of the figures and...

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FOMO

FOMO

The last 18 months have changed many of us in ways we would never have thought. We may find ourselves not wanting to join in social and group activities. We may not feel as sociable as we once did. This is not surprising after not being allowed to get together with...

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How To Manage Stress

How To Manage Stress

The last 16 months have impacted us in multiple ways. Stress may have crept in quietly and eroded away our resilience or crashed in at times unannounced and knocked us off-kilter. We all need a certain amount of stress in our daily lives to get us out of bed in the...

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How to survive the summer holidays

How to survive the summer holidays

Are you dreading the summer holidays?  Or excited for them to start? Or maybe you have mixed feelings about them. Here are some ideas to make the most of the break Don't over plan. Firstly, children need downtime as much as adults, especially at the beginning and...

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