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Keep Talking … We are Listening

by Shahira Kamal, ICL
Apr 7, 2017

Over recent years, it has been hopeful to see and read more people come forward to speak out about their difficulties with mental illness, slowly chipping away the stigma around some diagnoses and experiences including anxiety and depression. However, it is still rare to hear of the more severe and difficult diagnoses, such as schizophrenia and sch...

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FAQ: Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychology, and Psychiatry: What are the Similarities and Differences?

by ICL
May 25, 2017

  This is one of the most common questions in our field, and rightly so, with so many titles it gets really confusing. To complicate matters, there is always some overlap between the various professionals. So who are these people and what do they all do? Similarities first– Counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists (...

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Coping with Stress: A Time-Limited Intervention

by ICL
Jul 30, 2017

Stress is a part of our everyday existence, and it can affect various aspects of our life. Certain amounts of stress, with good coping strategies help us perform better, avoid unnecessary dangers, and deal with difficult situations. But this is not the stress we talk about, or worry about, or need to cope better with.   There are two main tr...

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Stress

by ICL
May 13, 2018

  What is stress? Stress is the term used to describe the experience people have when the demands on them, whether internal or external, are greater than their ability to cope. People often feel weighed down under the extreme pressure. Whilst it is common to think of stress as mental or emotional pressure, it is also important to know that ph...

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I am suffering from PTSD and I cannot ‘just get over it’

by ICL
May 25, 2018

  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a difficult subject to understand. If you have it, you have probably heard many people telling you to ‘just get over it.’ If you do not have PTSD, you probably feel that those with PTSD are exaggerating and wallowing in their negative experiences.   In this blog, we are going to breakdow...

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The Fertility Rollercoaster: When, Where and Why to Seek Emotional Help

by ICL
Jun 13, 2018

When you are struggling to conceive, you might often feel like the world is a stifling, small place. The earth’s axis shrinks from being a 12,000-kilometre line, stretching from pole to pole, to being nothing more than a tiny white plastic stick. Fertility Treatment and Emotional Upheaval While it might not feel like it, there is a wider world...

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Six Emotions During IVF

by ICL
Jun 17, 2018

For many women, the acronym IVF might as well stand for Intimidating, Volatile, Frustrating, or any number of anxiety-related adjectives. Below is a list of six common emotions that can be stirred up during the IVF process, and a guide to how seeing an experienced counsellor or psychotherapist can help you deal with these emotions, to make the fert...

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Embryo donation treatment

by ICL
Jul 4, 2018

Embryo Donation Treatment Embryo donation is not as widely talked about as other fertility treatments, like IVF. As a result, women going through the process can often feel quite isolated. The reality is, though, that hundreds of women go through this treatment every year. There are three major concerns that women can have during embryo donation tr...

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Fertility treatment and the ‘F’ word

by ICL
Jul 9, 2018

Fertility Treatment and the F Word   In fertility treatment, there is one word that no one wants to hear: failure. As hard as the topic of failed treatments is to think about, they do happen and it is best to be prepared for that possibility, than pretend it won’t happen to you.   Here is everything you need to know about preparing your...

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Summer Stress: Money Worries

by ICL
Jul 19, 2018

Summer is here, and as temperatures soar, minds begin to fill up with thoughts of holidays and time off. These thoughts are not always just about sun, sea, and sand, however. It’s also common to start wondering about your summer budget and questioning how much you might spend this season. For many people, money is one of the most worrying aspects...

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Summer time stress: surviving the holidays and the heat

by ICL
Aug 5, 2018

After the first couple of weeks of school break, many parents start to feel stressed, in need of a proper break, and start counting down the days until school starts again. For non-parents summer stressors can still crop up, leading to one feeling unsettled and tense. Here’s a list of the top causes of stress during this time, and what you can d...

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A parent’s guide to coping during the kids’ summer holidays

by ICL
Aug 15, 2018

The kids are off school for six weeks and they couldn’t be happier. Parents, however, have suddenly got childcare to sort out, entertainment to organise, and little things like arguing siblings and summer tantrums to deal with. If you find yourself feeling stressed or anxious over everything you have to do or deal with during the summer months, ...

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A book to Read: My Age of Anxiety

by ICL
Aug 27, 2018

My Age of Anxiety: Fear. Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind One book to read if you want to know more about anxiety is Scott Stossel’s My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind. I liked this book because it is real, sad, funny, and insightful. This book is in part a personal account of how Stossel has suffe...

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September: A Time for New Beginnings

by ICL
Sep 3, 2018

There is something about September that symbolises new beginnings, something to do with the start academic year that seems to affect us, whether we are living by the academic year or not. What does this feeling of new beginnings mean? And what do we do with it? We all look for starting points for our goals, any time but the present usually. I will ...

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The Common Stressors of an International Student in the UK

by ICL
Oct 1, 2018

Studying abroad can be a great adventure – you get to access the top tutors in your field, have new experiences, and meet different people. However, for all the highs that come with being an international student in the UK, there can be lows, too. Here are a few of the emotional issues that could crop up during your time studying away from home, ...

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External Resources

Ten Harley Street: Take a look at photos of our premises and consulting rooms

https://www.tenharleystreet.co.uk/

UK Council for Psychotherapy: For information about psychotherapy and registration

https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy: For information about counselling and psychotherapy, and accreditation

https://www.bacp.co.uk/

The British Psychological Society: For information about psychology and accreditation

https://www.bps.org.uk/

Royal College of Psychiatrists: For information about psychiatry in the UK and detailed information about mental disorders

https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/

For more information on how Systemic & Family Therapy can be helpful

https://internationalcliniclondon.com/information-news/www.aft.org.uk
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