Christmas therapy

Christmas Therapy

The Christmas time is coming and we hear all about how merry and jolly this time is for the world. We watch advertisements that show families together, laughing and exchanging presents. We watch movies showing Christmas happy endings. However, this time awakes many feelings that are not really in line with a popular view of…

cbt

CBT-how it works and is it for everyone?

CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) relates to a cognition and behavior used as tools for an emotional change. CBT model talks about emotions, thinking and behavior inter-influencing each other. So we can change emotions by using reconstruction of our thinking or by changing our behavior, or we can start from emotions if they are too high…

psychotherapy and culture

Psychotherapy and Culture

Psychotherapy has different faces influenced by personal, cultural and context components. Today I will talk a bit about culture. The culture specific psychotherapy can be a very important aspect of its effectiveness. Even though a psychotherapy training mentions a need for flexibility and being culturally aware unfortunately practise and application takes a different road. During…

Psychotherapy during a lockdown

We have a second lockdown in Ireland. The number of cases surge rapidly with a second wave across Europe. When will that end? Tiredness of uncertain future can bring a mental toll on mental health. Also isolation and loneliness for certain vulnerable groups can increase. Often people do not think about engaging in psychotherapy during…

CBT therapy plan

It is much easier if we have a plan. The plan is a very important tool that can bring a benefit of feeling safe and secure but also a sense of hope. During a first session usually patients want to share everything about themselves. They often notice that maybe it is too much. Not really.…