Therapy

What Happens in Your First Therapy Session?

By Sarah Rees

  Starting therapy can be an anxious time. Therapists have all undertaken therapy as part of their own training, so they’ve had the first session experience, too. They know how you feel, want the process to go as smoothly as possible, and will want you to feel comfortable and at ease. It’s Normal to Be … Read More about What Happens in Your First Therapy Session?

What is My Therapist Writing About Me?

By Sarah Rees

Have you started therapy and become aware your therapist is taking notes? Have you found yourself wondering, ‘what is my therapist writing about me?’ Not all therapists take notes in therapy sessions, but it’s very common and nothing to be concerned about. I see about 10-15 clients a week. For treatment sessions to flow, it’s … Read More about What is My Therapist Writing About Me?

Values

What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

By Sarah Rees

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of psychotherapy that emphasises mindfulness, acceptance, and values-based action to help individuals overcome psychological distress and live a more fulfilling life. Developed by Steven C. Hayes in the 1980s, ACT is based on the philosophy of functional contextualism and incorporates elements of behaviourism, cognitive psychology, and existentialism. … Read More about What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

Soothing Safe Place Imagery For Wellbeing

By Sarah Rees

Our brains are complex and at times, they can cause us problems. Soothing safe place imagery can be a powerful tool in helping us manage our minds. What is Soothing Safe Place Imagery and How Does It Work? “safe space” is a concept that is often used in therapy to help people feel more comfortable … Read More about Soothing Safe Place Imagery For Wellbeing

CBT

What is a CBT Thought Record?

By Sarah Rees

During CBT, one of the main things we work on are your thoughts. This is because our thoughts impact how we feel and what we do, creating the worlds we live in. We have thousands, possibly millions of thoughts every single day. Often, we don’t choose them, they are automatic or triggered by something we … Read More about What is a CBT Thought Record?