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Author: SHM

On loss, grief and mourning.

Loss, it’s part of life and inevitably we will all experience it many times. Some people go through a process and come out the other side, while others either don’t suffer at all or seem to suffer for longer or more deeply. Here’s a closer look and what might help.

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So many kinds of counselling and therapy, what’s right for me?

This is probably the most asked question (or variations of it) after ‘what’s the difference between counselling and psychotherapy’? There are many different kinds and these are sometimes known as modalities. I’ll give a run down on the more popular modalities and you’ll be able to see what the differences and similarities are and I’ll also talk about what’s important to look for when you’re thinking of seeing a therapist.

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Why everything you know about therapy from TV is wrong.

There have been a lot of therapists portrayed on TV over the years. Most of what you see is an exaggeration or wrong in some way but I appreciate the need for artistic licence or dramatic effect. I’ve picked some from recent and not so recent TV shows to illustrate this and have focussed mostly on drama (except Sex Education becasue it’s brilliant and not just a comedy), so sorry Frasier fans (he is also exempt because he’s a psychiatrist)…

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