The nature of trauma

There are a number of ways to consider psychological trauma, and perhaps the most common one is that the individual is overwhelmed by an event which they struggle to come to terms with.  This may either be an event in their early childhood, for example being sexually and/or physically abused; …

Understanding depression

Along with anxiety, depression is probably one of most common mental health problems in this country. It is estimated that over 6 million people suffer from depression and/or anxiety in England.  However, these numbers tell us little about the true nature of depression. In other words, what it is to …

The nature of anxiety

For many people, anxiety is an ever-present, and distinctly unwelcome, companion. Sometimes it can erupt into a full blown panic attack, but often it’s just there in background: a barely perceptible but continual sense of unease, a sense of anticipation that something unnamed but terrible is about to happen. And …