Choosing a therapist – what to consider

There are a number of different school’s of psychotherapy and clients often see a therapist unsure of how they may work.

This can sometimes be a factor in early drop out of therapy.  The below UK article from the telegraph  looks at the issue of how to choose the right therapist for you.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/wellbeing/healthadvice/11003221/How-to-choose-a-therapist.html

 

Mental Health at Christmas

Christmas is not a breezy time of fun, family and celebration for everyone, in fact for many the narrative of Christmas only serves to heighten feelings of loneliness.

Depression, anxiety, substance abuse and relationship problems are just some areas that can be affected by the Christmas experience as well.

The below article from the UK explores an often understated aspect to the shadow side of Christmas, with a focus on the male experience.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/nearly-one-in-two-men-feel-depressed-over-christmas-survey-reveals-9908855.html