Coping Day to Day · OCD · OCD Awareness Week · Therapy Advice/Experiences

Finding the ‘Right’ Words #WorldMentalHealthDay

“Just tell someone how you feel“…maybe easier said than done. …sometimes, finding the words to say how you feel is tricky. What if you don’t know how you feel? What if you don’t understand how you feel? What if you feel nothing? I think there’s a misconception that you need to understand and be able… Continue reading Finding the ‘Right’ Words #WorldMentalHealthDay

Coping Day to Day · DBT Diaries · Personal · Therapy Advice/Experiences

The DBT Diaries: Pt 1 Introduction

A few months ago, I was introduced to the prospect of a new treatment plan by my therapist. That being DBT. DBT stands for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and is an intensive treatment programme that consists of weekly individual therapy and group skills coaching, plus phone coaching when needed. One phrase you might hear quite often… Continue reading The DBT Diaries: Pt 1 Introduction

Personal · Therapy Advice/Experiences

Tips/Advice For Starting Therapy

Therapy can be a daunting thing. The prospect of “wait I have to tell all my problems and what I’m worrying about to a person I don’t even know!?” can be pretty daunting. Currently I’m in treatment at CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health services) I’ve been there for almost two years and I’ve seen… Continue reading Tips/Advice For Starting Therapy

OCD · Therapy Advice/Experiences

Thoughts, Feelings, Behaviours – The Cognitive Triangle

This is a concept that you will probably become very familiar with if you undergo CBT. It can help to explain why we have certain thoughts, why we perform certain behaviours and how they can make us feel. Now I’m no psychologist (yet : P), but I’ll try to explain this concept in the most… Continue reading Thoughts, Feelings, Behaviours – The Cognitive Triangle