CBT

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.

Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder, its symptoms and its treatment

Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder, its symptoms and its treatment

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) affects around 40% of the population every winter. For a person suffering with SAD it can be debilitating and make  the winter months seem never-ending. 

Here you can learn about SAD and how it can be treated. There are things that you can do to help yourself as well as professional support available to manage and indeed overcome it.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - learn how it can be effectively used within online therapy.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - learn how it can be effectively used within online therapy.

Online therapy enables you to access EMDR therapy with an expert therapist from the comfort of your own home. 

Paul Gebka-Scuffins is among an increasing number of EMDR therapists within the EMDR UK & IRELAND Association, using EMDR online. Here he talks about his application of EMDR within online video therapy.

The green light for accessing therapy

The green light for accessing therapy

At some point in our lives, we all suffer from worries and changes in our mood which may effect our overall happiness. Therapy involves getting an understanding of the reasons and makes a clear plan for working towards feeling good again.

This article aims to give you the green light for accessing therapy.

A liberating point - thoughts are NOT facts. Why you need to let them go. (CBT Expert advice)

A liberating point - thoughts are NOT facts. Why you need to let them go. (CBT Expert advice)

For some, thoughts can generate a great deal of negative emotion and can become pesky and persistent. Learning that they are all ‘just thoughts’ and that you can let the control over them go, despite the feeling they generate in you, can feel like a liberating life skill. You can’t stop them from appearing, but you can stop them from bothering you