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Managing anxiety by activating our soothing system

One of our counselling psychologists, Sue Winter, explains how we can use Compassion Focused Therapy to soothe and manage anxiety.

Counselling Psychologist

Sue Winter

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Is anxiety normal?

One of our counselling psychologists, Sue Winter, explains how we can use Compassion Focused Therapy to understand anxiety and the important function it serves in our threat system.

Counselling Psychologist

Sue Winter

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Dealing with pandemic weight gain? Here’s how to move forward in a positive way

Experiencing post-lockdown body image issues? In part four of our Covid mental health series, we look at how to deal with pandemic weight gain in a sensible and self-loving way...

Clinical Director

MTA team

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What’s therapy like? 4 things to expect from your first appointment

So what exactly happens in your first therapy appointment? Here, we aim to demystify the process so that you can know what to expect…

Clinical Director

MTA team

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‘Am I a high-functioning addict?’ How to spot the signs in yourself & loved ones

Not all addiction is obvious — on the surface, high-functioning individuals can often seem as if they have it all together. Here are some key signs of this type of addiction...

Clinical Director

MTA team

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Love in the time of Covid: what are ‘turbo relationships’ and can they last?

Many new couples experienced high speed intimacy during lockdown. In part three of our pandemic series, we look at the challenges these relationships could face in the post-lockdown era...

Clinical Director

MTA team

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Why my life is so much better since starting therapy

Taking that first step into therapy can be hard, yet it can also change your life. Here, 41-year-old ‘Sara’ shares the story of her own therapy journey, including her challenges with anxiety, panic attacks and eating issues…

Clinical Director

MTA team

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Thinking of online therapy? Here's why it works better for some people

Online therapy is undergoing a huge surge in popularity. Here are some reasons why increasing numbers of people are seeking support via the internet…

Clinical Director

MTA team

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Want to set yourself free from self-criticism? Here’s the secret

Is your inner critic ruling your life? Thankfully, there are various ways to manage that nagging voice in your head…

Clinical Director

MTA team

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The art of saying no: how to set healthy boundaries

Struggling to set boundaries? Feeling like a doormat? Don’t know how to say ‘no’? Here are MTA’s tips on how to create healthy limits and thrive…

Clinical Director

MTA team

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Your Guide to Finding the Right Therapist for you

Searching for a good therapist? Not sure where to start? Take a look at MTA’s expert tips, then book the right therapist for you today.

Clinical Director

MTA team

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5 Reasons to Try Therapy

There’s no shame in trying therapy and successful people don’t fear it – they embrace it. Here are five reasons why.

Clinical Director

MTA team

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Leaving the lockdown bubble: how to cope with post-Covid social anxiety

Feeling anxious about socialising again after lockdown? You're not alone. Here are MTA’s best tips on how to manage post-Covid social anxiety.

Clinical Director

MTA team

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4 Steps You Can Take to Help Your Children Cope With Stress

Worried about your children becoming stressed? Read this post to discover the most important thing you can do to help them.

Clinical Director

MTA team

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How body-focused therapies are leading the way in healing trauma

Dealing with trauma, PTSD or C-PTSD? Find out how body-focused psychotherapies can help you to find freedom and healing...

Clinical Director

MTA team

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How EMDR therapy helped me move on from trauma

Interested in EMDR therapy — but not sure what’s involved? Read one man’s story of how it changed his life after trauma…

Clinical Director

MTA team

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Burnout and the Pandemic: How to Complete the Stress Cycle

Many of us are emotionally exhausted, suffering from burnout. Our bodies need to complete the stress response cycle. Discover how in this post.

Clinical Director

MTA team

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How to cope with information overload in a high-tech world

Attention is one of our greatest resources. But it’s under attack. Read this value-packed blog post to discover the steps you can take to protect it.

Clinical Director

MTA team

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Dealing with pandemic weight gain? Here’s how to move forward in a positive way

Experiencing post-lockdown body image issues? In part four of our Covid mental health series, we look at how to deal with pandemic weight gain in a sensible and self-loving way...
Therapy journeys

Why my life is so much better since starting therapy

Taking that first step into therapy can be hard, yet it can also change your life. Here, 41-year-old ‘Sara’ shares the story of her own therapy journey, including her challenges with anxiety, panic attacks and eating issues…
Relationships

Love in the time of Covid: what are ‘turbo relationships’ and can they last?

Many new couples experienced high speed intimacy during lockdown. In part three of our pandemic series, we look at the challenges these relationships could face in the post-lockdown era...
Therapy

What’s therapy like? 4 things to expect from your first appointment

So what exactly happens in your first therapy appointment? Here, we aim to demystify the process so that you can know what to expect…
Therapy

Is anxiety normal?

One of our counselling psychologists, Sue Winter, explains how we can use Compassion Focused Therapy to understand anxiety and the important function it serves in our threat system.
Therapy

Managing anxiety by activating our soothing system

One of our counselling psychologists, Sue Winter, explains how we can use Compassion Focused Therapy to soothe and manage anxiety.
Presentations

4 Steps You Can Take to Help Your Children Cope With Stress

Worried about your children becoming stressed? Read this post to discover the most important thing you can do to help them.
Presentations

‘Am I a high-functioning addict?’ How to spot the signs in yourself & loved ones

Not all addiction is obvious — on the surface, high-functioning individuals can often seem as if they have it all together. Here are some key signs of this type of addiction...
Wellbeing

Want to set yourself free from self-criticism? Here’s the secret

Is your inner critic ruling your life? Thankfully, there are various ways to manage that nagging voice in your head…
Presentations

Leaving the lockdown bubble: how to cope with post-Covid social anxiety

Feeling anxious about socialising again after lockdown? You're not alone. Here are MTA’s best tips on how to manage post-Covid social anxiety.
Relationships

The art of saying no: how to set healthy boundaries

Struggling to set boundaries? Feeling like a doormat? Don’t know how to say ‘no’? Here are MTA’s tips on how to create healthy limits and thrive…
Wellbeing

Burnout and the Pandemic: How to Complete the Stress Cycle

Many of us are emotionally exhausted, suffering from burnout. Our bodies need to complete the stress response cycle. Discover how in this post.
Therapy

5 Reasons to Try Therapy

There’s no shame in trying therapy and successful people don’t fear it – they embrace it. Here are five reasons why.
Therapy

Your Guide to Finding the Right Therapist for you

Searching for a good therapist? Not sure where to start? Take a look at MTA’s expert tips, then book the right therapist for you today.
Therapy journeys

How EMDR therapy helped me move on from trauma

Interested in EMDR therapy — but not sure what’s involved? Read one man’s story of how it changed his life after trauma…
Therapy

Thinking of online therapy? Here's why it works better for some people

Online therapy is undergoing a huge surge in popularity. Here are some reasons why increasing numbers of people are seeking support via the internet…
Therapy

How body-focused therapies are leading the way in healing trauma

Dealing with trauma, PTSD or C-PTSD? Find out how body-focused psychotherapies can help you to find freedom and healing...
Wellbeing

How to cope with information overload in a high-tech world

Attention is one of our greatest resources. But it’s under attack. Read this value-packed blog post to discover the steps you can take to protect it.

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