The first asylums often included people that were seen as a nuisance to society along with those that were mentally unwell. This included criminals, prostitutes, beggars and those that were unemployed (Conrad & Schneider, 1992). That created a chaotic environment where it was difficult to determine who was fit for work and who was not … Continue reading The History of Asylums
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a talking treatment that focuses on how thoughts, beliefs and attitudes can affect your feelings and behaviour. It suggests that thoughts create feelings which then creates a behaviour. This behaviour then reinforces the thoughts we have about ourselves. For example, Sally has social anxiety but has to attend a party on … Continue reading What Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Making the decision to seek therapy can be both a frightening and relieving thing. On one hand, you are ready to seek help and overcome whatever you may be going through, on the other hand, you have fears about the consequences of doing so. We will address some of the common fears around therapy. We … Continue reading 3 Reasons We Resist Therapy