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Welcome to The Psychology Company Blog

As a team of Psychologists working in practice with clients on a daily basis and working with therapies like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy we experience and reflect on the transformative nature of therapy on people’s lives on a daily basis.

Through our Blog we provide our views on how to live a fulfilled life from what we’ve learned and experienced. We will share what we learn about new psychological or counselling therapies and our view on techniques and approaches to live a more fulfilled, meaningful and happier life.

In my last blog post, I focused on stress, and I touched on how to build resilience so we can adapt well and bend rather than break in the face of stress and adversity. I also introduced the Healthy Mind Platter, designed by professor Dan...

April is National Stress Awareness month and so I think it is fitting that this months blog is focused on stress. Stress is the response we typically have to pressure-be this in the form of threats or demands. Stress is often experienced as unpleasant and...

 One of the most commonly asked questions we get asked is what is the difference between a Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist and a Counsellor. People are often understandably confused about what these titles really mean and given these aren’t the only mental health professionals out there...

Written by Dr Olivia ThriftI have just started a year long Mindfulness Teacher Training programme and am feeling very excited and inspired by what I am already learning. Mindfulness is central to my professional and personal life but the depth of such a practice needs...

I recently moved to Marin in California and one of the benefits that has come with this move is that every Wednesday evening I have the opportunity to attend a 2-hour meditation group with Dr Rick Hanson. Dr Rick Hanson is an American psychologist who...

Last month, following the defeat on England in the football wold cup I got to thinking how hard it is to manage feelings like disappointment and frustration or in actual fact any intense emotion and this became the focus of my July blog. Whilst I...

 People come to therapy for a whole host of reasons but in our culture it is more typical to come into therapy when you have an obvious psychological difficulty you want to work through. This is very understandable and therapy can be very helpful in...

 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – or ACT, for short – gets it name from one of its core messages: to accept what is out of your personal control, while committing to do whatever you can do to improve your quality of life.Acceptance and Commitment Therapy...

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