Want to help a loved one in distress? Learn the importance of validating a person's experience.

Want to help a loved one in distress? Learn the importance of validating a person's experience.

Learn what validation is and how it can be so effectively used to help someone who is experiencing distress.

One of the most important roles we can play in supporting a person going through emotional pain, is to offer validation of their experience & feelings.  

The good thing about practicing validation, is, if you learn this skill, it is all you need to help someone feel heard, supported, connected & loved. 

What are cognitive distortions & how can cognitive restructuring help me?

What are cognitive distortions & how can cognitive restructuring help me?

Cognitive (thought) distortions refer to a biased way of thinking about ourselves, others & the world around us. These automatic patterns of thinking, if extreme negative, can lead to negative motions and behaviours in response. 

Find out how CBT can help you to challenge cognitive distortions, which helps to change negative cycles of thinking, behaving & feeling.

Online versus in-clinic therapy. Why are people choosing online video therapy?

Online versus in-clinic therapy. Why are people choosing online video therapy?

Find out what Online Therapy actually is, why so many therapists are backing it and why so many people are now choosing it over in-clinic delivery of best therapy practices.

We look at traditional in-clinic delivery of therapy and why it would be more suitable for some and why online therapy, while it ticks many convenience, boxes may not be the best delivery format for for all.

What is black and white thinking & why should we consider shifting our perspective onto the grey? (Therapist Advice)

What is black and white thinking & why should we consider shifting our perspective onto the grey? (Therapist Advice)

Black and white thinking is the tendency to see things as all-or-nothing, things are either good or bad, right or wrong. We will all be able to recognise this type of thinking from time to time. Here Lisa Johnston, CBT Therapist and founder of My Therapist Online, shares some advice about how best to manage this type of unhelpful thinking in order to find the grey… or indeed a range of colour in the way we perceive things.

CBT Tips for Overcoming Night Time Anxiety (Advice from a CBT THerapist)

CBT Tips for Overcoming Night Time Anxiety (Advice from a CBT THerapist)

To frequently have trouble sleeping can be a frustrating and debilitating experience. Many of those who are suffering with anxiety at night and insomnia are being advised to seek Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is an evidence based way off addressing these cycles. Here Lisa Johnston, a CBT therapist and anxiety disorders expert shares a few strategies you can try to help improve the quality of your sleep and start to reduce night time anxiety.

My Therapist Online's 6 top tips for managing the way we use our phones to reduce negative impact on our wellbeing (Professional advice).

My Therapist Online's 6 top tips for managing the way we use our phones to reduce negative impact on our wellbeing (Professional advice).

Phones have without a doubt changed how we live our lives. Many of the tools and applications on them make our lives easier and more convenient, however contrary to all the good they have brought, they have started to affect people’s attention span and alter how we engage in our day to day experiences.

Learn some top tips how to manage your phone better, to look after your mental wellbeing.

Achieve your wellbeing targets and THRIVE (CBT therapist advice).

Achieve your wellbeing targets and THRIVE (CBT therapist advice).

Learn how to successfully achieve your wellbeing goals this year.

Lisa has successfully supported hundreds of people in achieving their health, wellbeing and happiness goals. Lisa Johnston shares her top-tips for not just setting your goals but in how to consistently achieve them. We hope she can help you too.