Becoming a therapist, moving to the sea

As a landlocked 19-year-old in the midlands, I was volunteering on the Childline helpline, working in a dementia unit, and also working in an alternative 80’s nightclub. So you could say that I’ve been supporting people in various states of distress or confusion across the life-span for a pretty long time (and not just relatingContinue reading “Becoming a therapist, moving to the sea”

Why choose a BABCP accredited CBT therapist?

‘CBT therapist’ is not a protected title. This can make it difficult to know whether a person offering CBT is suitably trained. The BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) is the main standard setting organisation for CBT in the UK and Ireland. Full BABCP accreditation (not to be confused with BABCP membership, whichContinue reading “Why choose a BABCP accredited CBT therapist?”

I think I have an eating disorder: What can I do?

Starting to think about your eating and / or body image concerns is a big deal. Getting informed about eating disorders can be a good place to start. Whether you’ve just started thinking about making changes, or you’ve been on the road for sometime – your situation and recovery journey is as unique as youContinue reading “I think I have an eating disorder: What can I do?”

How to get the most from CBT online

Doing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a considerable commitment. There’s the financial investment of sessions themselves (unless you’re accessing therapy through the NHS or a charity) then there’s the matter of having to regularly block out space in your diary, taking you away from other things that you want or need to do. Of courseContinue reading “How to get the most from CBT online”