Empty Nest Syndrome - hitting sooner than you thought?

Empty Nest Syndrome - hitting sooner than you thought?

Empty nest syndrome (ENS) has long been associated with parents, particularly mothers, whose children have reached an age where they are ready to leave home.  It is thought to lead to feelings of grief, loneliness and changes in relationships between spouses. It signifies the end of that particular stage in life.

Psychologist, Alexandra Barnett discusses the symptoms of ENS and how it can effect us a lot earlier than we might expect.

Top Ten Tips for the best quality video session.

Top Ten Tips for the best quality video session.

A little preparation ahead of your first online therapy appointment will ensure you get the most out of your time with your therapist.

Our top TEN tips give practical advice aimed at helping you feel prepared for your first appointment & get the very best out of your online video sessions.

The misconception of self care - why we are probably getting it wrong.

The misconception of self care - why we are probably getting it wrong.

How can we include self care in our busy lives?

Counselling Psychologist Dr Alexandra Barnett shares her wisdom & reflections on what self care really means, & how to achieve better self care in our lives.

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.