Written by Alun Parry Solution Focused Therapy (SF) is a powerful, evidence based approach. It was developed in Milawukee in the 1980s by a team of radical therapists that included Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg. It differs from traditional therapy approaches in many ways. For instance, the solution focused approach is mainly future…

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A post by Rachel Jepson When I founded Counselling For Musicians in 2017 there was no dedicated counselling service for the music industry. There are wonderful charities who address mental health and signpost people, but nothing specifically for counselling. As a musician and counsellor, I’m passionate about mental health and saw this as a massive…

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Written by Marianne Oakes Gender identity does not start and finish with female and male, boy and girl or even man and woman. No, gender is an expression of who we are as a person in our environment and in the wider world. Generally speaking, our gender identity is assigned to us at birth and…

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Psychotherapy in Manchester

Many of us are inclined to quash our feelings down, to repress emotion rather than express it. Studies show that this can have a negative impact on your body — those who repress are more likely to have high blood pressure (which is connected or many other conditions including stress) and be more agitated and…

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Anger management manchester

Each week we look at one of the common psychotherapy issues, explaining how you can regain control your emotions and use them constructively. This week we’re looking at anger, another perfectly natural emotion and very much a part of being human. Anger is pretty straight-forward: something happens that makes you angry, you express your anger…

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jealousy issues Manchester

I have lot’s of experience with jealousy.  It’s the issue that brought me into therapy nearly twenty years ago.  I wrote a blog post  about jealously a couple of years ago (which you can read here) and that has resulted in many individuals with jealousy issues seeking me out to work with me.  I have to…

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