An interview with: Geraldine Mulpeter

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Geraldine-Mulpeter

As part of our monthly interview series, we’re talking to MyMind therapist Geraldine Mulpeter about the psychodynamic approach. What is psychodynamic psychotherapy? My own beliefs regarding life and what makes us unique are complemented nicely by the framework of psychodynamic therapy.  It is an approach which is concerned with the internal world of individuals and how we exist in relation … Read More

Beat the bullying

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As parents, we want to protect our children from everything. Sometimes the urge to wrap our offspring in cotton wool is overwhelming, but it can feel impossible to protect them from the all the dangers and woes of the world. If your child or teen is being bullied, in school, in your neighbourhood or even by siblings or family members, … Read More

What is Hypnotherapy?

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Hypnosis is often associated with quirky hypnotists and magicians using a swinging watch to mystify their participants. It is not, however, commonly known as an effective form of therapy and there is a lot of question marks around this approach. So how does it work? Hypnosis is thought to work by altering our state of consciousness in such a way that … Read More

Sex addiction, symptoms, cause, effects

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Sex addiction can result in many complex and serious challenges, not only for the sufferer, but for their partners and families. There is still much stigma surrounding the condition and this can stop someone sharing their concerns and fear about what they’re experiencing. However, many people with a sexual addiction benefit from talking to a mental health professional about what … Read More

Substance addiction

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We might think that substance addiction is a sign of weakness or a lack of willpower, but this is not the case. Addiction can effect any one of us, and those in our lives. If you are living with substance addiction, and could benefit from talking to a member of a team, please book today. Substance addiction is defined as … Read More

What is Psychoanalysis?

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When we hear the word ‘psychoanalysis’, what thoughts spring to mind? Freud? Childhood? Delving into our deepest thoughts and feelings?  Of course, there’s a lot more to psychoanalysis than that. While psychoanalysis was one of the earliest forms of therapy, do we know what it’s all about? Psychoanalysis is based on the work of Sigmund Freud, who believed that the … Read More

The Breath of Life

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We breathe thousands of times a day every day of our lives. We breathe automatically and our breath is not something we have to think about doing. On the other hand, we also have the ability to control our breath.  This is important as when we experience strong emotions, there is often a sympathetic physiological response. What does that mean? … Read More

What is EMDR?

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The therapeutic approach that we will focus on this week is a non traditional method which is rising to prominence and has a track record of success. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy that was developed to resolve symptoms resulting from disturbing and unresolved life experiences. EMDR is thought to imitate the psychological state that … Read More

An interview with Stephen Watkins

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Stephen Watkins

This month, we will be talking with MyMind counselling psychologist Stephen Watkins about CBT, the nature-nurture debate and the little white lies we tell ourselves about our bad habits. Why did you get into psychology? My brother has autism. How he interacts in certain situations is fascinating to me. I’ve always wondered how his mind works in comparison to mine … Read More

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

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With an ever expanding catalogue of therapeutic approaches to consider, it can often be troublesome to choose which type of therapy you would feel most comfortable with. MyMind will help make this process as easy as possible – this week, we are focusing on Solution Focused Brief Therapy. To book with MyMind today, simply click the button below. Solution Focused … Read More