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Gestalt Experiential Group

  Ok, let’s talk about Gestalt group therapy. The focus and only goal in Gestalt therapy is awareness. So, Gestalt therapy concentrates on your experience in the present moment and the environment you inhabit. I achieve this through helping you to gain a deeply felt sense of your dilemma. As you engage with the issue,…

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy can help depressed patients where other treatments fail by Dr. Eva Coleman

By Dr. Eva Coleman 1st October 2015 A ground-breaking research study conducted by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and published in the October issue of World Psychiatry is providing important evidence of the efficacy of long term psychoanalytic psychotherapy (LTPP) for NHS patients suffering from chronic depression. The Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS) is the…

The benefits of mindfulness by Linda Keen

By Linda Keen BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy Have you ever noticed that when you perform a task you know well, such as driving your car from A to B, you can make the entire journey and not remember anything about it? Or you may be eating your breakfast without even noticing what you’re eating…

Third gender by Maz Michael

I am writing this after just reading that Nepal has joined a handful of other countries (Australia and New Zealand) in offering, on their passports, a third category of gender, i.e. not male or female but ‘other’. The notion that gender can be experienced beyond binary restrictions is not new; it is fairly well documented…

Some thoughts on starting therapy

I want in this blog, to give some information for clients about to think about when considering choosing a therapist, based on my experience of doing assessments.   Cost In relation to choosing a therapist, a question to consider is how much money do I have or want to spend. When I ask this question…

The War on Grief

I thought this article from the Huffington Post might be of interest. Robert D. Stolorow Phd is a psychoanalyst and writer and a Founding Faculty Member of the Institute of Contemporary Psychanalysis in Los Angeles. We can all feel that we have emotions that we shouldn’t- that there is something wrong with us if we…

Blue Monday

Howard Edmunds, Co-Director, talks to Latest T.V. about Blue Monday; the most depressing day of the year ?    

Group Psychotherapy

This is the Age of Loneliness, George Monbiot writes in the Guardian.  We are social beings and whilst technology can make life easier it also contributes to a system where many people find themselves more and more socially isolated.   The worst thing you can do to a human being is to isolate them:  we are…

Depression & Mood Swings Course

Been feeling depressed for ages ? Things got on top of you and now you are stuck in a rut ? Do you find managing relationships difficult? Feeling  isolated?  Sometimes we may shut ourselves off perhaps initially as a way of coping, but if this approach to life continues on for a longer period of…

Block Group Analysis at Brighton Therapy Centre

Relationships with people shape our view of ourselves. Good relationships make a significant contribution to our mental and social wellbeing. Difficulties in relationships, however, whether at work or in our private life are major causes of unhappiness.  Group Analysis allows members of a group to experience, reflect and learn about their interactions with others in…