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Coping with Bereavement

By Sarah Rees

Coping with bereavement is incredibly difficult. The grief we experience following the death of a loved one is one of the most emotionally intense things we can go through. Characterised by deep sadness and often a painful longing for the person we’ve lost, our reaction is both emotional and physical. Although bereavement is something that … Read More about Coping with Bereavement

CFS and CBT – How Can Therapy Help?

By Sarah Rees

What is CFS? Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a long-term illness with a wide range of symptoms, the most common of which is extreme tiredness. CFS is also known as ME, which stands for myalgic encephalomyelitis. There’s some debate over the correct term to use, but I will refer to the condition as CFS/ME. CFS/ME … Read More about CFS and CBT – How Can Therapy Help?

How to Manage Uncertainty and Reduce Stress

By Sarah Rees

What is Uncertainty? Uncertainty is not being sure, not knowing the outcome, not being able to rely on an outcome, or be definite about something before it happens. That doesn’t sound too bad, does it? So what if we can’t be sure? Surprises can be fun! But our need for certainty is innate. It provides … Read More about How to Manage Uncertainty and Reduce Stress

What’s the Link Between Journaling and CBT?

By Sarah Rees

Do you look at your life and see things that should make you happy, yet find yourself feeling sad and discontent? Is your mind always in overdrive? Do you feel out of control and anxious? Are you constantly trying to fix things but getting nowhere? A few years ago, adding a regular journaling practice to … Read More about What’s the Link Between Journaling and CBT?

What Is Compassion Focussed Therapy? Heart in Palm of Hand

What is Compassion Focussed Therapy?

By Sarah Rees

Compassion Focussed Therapy or CFT is a system of psychotherapy developed by Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, an internationally recognised researcher, speaker and trainer. In simple terms, CFT aims to promote mental and emotional healing by encouraging people in treatment to be more compassionate towards themselves and others. But What is Compassion and Why is it … Read More about What is Compassion Focussed Therapy?