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August 10, 2021

We all lose sleep and worry about negative events that happened in the past. They continue to influence our expectations and drag at our self confidence. This might be something minor…

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August 5, 2021

We will all have experienced stress at some point in our lives, sometimes on a daily basis. Stress is a completely natural response to situations, however it can have really…

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July 13, 2021

It is a sad but true reality of the world we live in that mental health and wellbeing is coming under continuous strain, and more and more people seek mental…

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June 21, 2021

For this years Men’s Health Week, we sat down (virtually) with award-winning mental health campaigner, public speaker, writer and vlogger Jonny Benjamin MBE. After launching his campaign called Find ‘Mike’ to search…

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June 15, 2021

Sean is a Life Coach, Counsellor and Personal Trainer, who after battling and overcoming his own addictions and depression, now helps others build good habits that positively impact upon their physical…

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June 1, 2021

The days are getting brighter, the weather is (gradually) getting warmer, and for many of us across the UK we are slowly but surely regaining our social freedoms as lockdown…

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June 1, 2021

‘What To Expect From Counselling. A Guide For First Time Clients’, by Clare Slaney sets out to talk the reader through the counselling process via all aspects and avenues that…

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May 10, 2021

Far more is now understood about the benefits of spending time in nature, increasingly evidenced by scientific study, including improved nervous system function and heart conditions linked to high blood…

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May 6, 2021

Spending time in nature, immersing yourself in the calmness and serenity of the outdoors and the natural elements, has been found to help with mental health and wellbeing. For almost…

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April 29, 2021

As we learn to adapt again, now restrictions are lifting  I hope I never hear the word ‘unprecedented’ spoken as frequently as it was in 2020; highlighting the overwhelming enormity…

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April 20, 2021

While the prospect of society edging closer and closer to the normality of pre-covid life is an exciting thought for so many of us, it is also important to acknowledge…

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April 9, 2021

As workers return to their desks and work stations from Monday 12th April, it is predicted they will bring with them a backlog of wellbeing requirements, which needs to be…

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March 1, 2021

Meg is an emergency health care worker in Kent who has been working on the front-line treating patients throughout the pandemic. She has kindly given us her valuable insight into life in the eye of the storm.

February 22, 2021

According to an article by Forbes, demand for mental services at work are on the rise. There is clear evidence of this among our peers, competitors and across mental health…

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February 17, 2021

Charlie is a Personal Trainer and Mental Health Advisor, who holds a BSc and PgDip in Psychology and Clinical Psychology. Her aim is teach the public about the importance of…

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February 9, 2021

Feeling lonely used to be a taboo subject – no one wanted to admit to it. 2020 is the year so many were feeling isolated and lonely that it makes little…

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January 29, 2021

It is clear that our children’s mental health is suffering through this prolonged pandemic and resulting school closures.  This is not a blog to debate whether schools should be closed. …

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January 25, 2021

Get better at handling turbulent change, relentless pressure, and life-disrupting setbacks

December 21, 2020

How therapists have approached continuing practice during the pandemic Adjusting to the ever-changing ‘new normal’ as a result of Covid-19 is something that society has faced head on in many ways.…

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December 14, 2020

It is a somewhat startling fact that 50% of mental health problems are established before the age of 14, but little is done by ‘the system’ to ensure the effects…

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December 13, 2020

Jonathan is a counselling psychologist in a private practice in London. He works across different models, depending on the client’s needs – a pluralistic approach. That said, his practice and…

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December 3, 2020

For over 20 years, Maria has specialised in delivering individual and couples therapy for clients. Maria’s core approach to therapy is systemic, but her work is also influenced from other schools…

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November 25, 2020

The answers may be obvious to experienced practitioners but therapy-seekers often find themselves overwhelmed by variants under the heading of Therapy

November 24, 2020

Ricard has worked in the field of substance misuse and behavioural health since 2012. He initially began his career as an addiction therapist, but more generally now work with other…

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October 16, 2020

We’ve heard from Susan Cain in her book ‘Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking’ that Western society discriminates against introverts.

August 18, 2020

‘What To Look For When Choosing An Employee Assistance Programme’, ‘How do I select the best Employee assistance programme’, and ‘A buyer’s guide to EAPs’ are just some of the articles and brochures employers might read.

June 29, 2020

As restrictions begin to ease, and increasing numbers slowly begin returning to workplaces, we would like to inform you of our efforts to ensure that our policies and procedures within our buildings remain in alignment with the latest Government advice.

April 16, 2020

The 5-a-day campaign recommends eating a minimum of 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day to maintain a healthy body. By the New Economics Foundation.

April 16, 2020

How long have you been working out of A Room in Town’s premises? Since May 2019.

February 24, 2020

Sunday 1 March marks Self Injury Awareness Day. We’ve curated some of the most poignant statistics on self harm and its effect on society.

February 19, 2020

Review by Pat Capel, Human Givens therapist. Rosalind Townsend is a psychotherapist with a wealth of experience in helping those who have suffered with this disorder.

February 14, 2020

Pat Capel is a Human Givens therapist who has worked out of A Room in Town since September 2018. He specialises in short-term solution-focused therapy for adolescents and adults.

October 2, 2019

I can find no research on the subject which is both of-the-moment and also centuries old. Let’s bring on the Biblical first. When Cain killed Abel, it was the original example of SR.

September 9, 2019

Last week at the Royal Society of Medicine I met Liz Ashall Payne, the CEO of ORCHA, an organisation that reviews health apps. There are a staggering 450,000 of these.

August 28, 2019

If the pharmaceutical industry develops a new drug which claims to reduce blood pressure, the logic of testing whether it works is seemingly easy.

June 20, 2019

George Orwell foresaw it in his classic 1984. Those who did not conform and kowtow would have to be re-educated to fit into either Communist or Fascist perfection.

May 28, 2019

After Stephen Dymond was found dead, ITV axed the Jeremy Kyle show. Dymond had recorded an episode in which he failed a lie detector test – that not too reliable technique.

May 1, 2019

Sensing the murder of the young journalist Lyra Mckee was a disaster for them, the Real Ira admitted it had ‘made a mistake’. If you are going to murder people in the name of a cause, the killers should at least make sure they hit the right targets.

April 15, 2019

A Room in Town is running a workshop that will explore how to work with clients with addictions can be understood using a psychodynamic approach.

April 15, 2019

Both autistic spectrum disorder and the ‘milder’ Asperger’s syndrome have been in the news lately since Hans Asperger turns out to have been a  Nazi sympathiser.

March 12, 2019

I was once a trustee of a charity which changed its name from the Mental After Care Association to the more modern vibe, Working Together for Well Being.

March 4, 2019

"In my early professional years, I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way..."

January 25, 2019

Addressing the World Economic Council in Davos on January 23rd, Prince William blamed his mother’s generation for inadvertently causing Britain’s mental health crisis.

January 3, 2019

January is the month of resolutions and since psychologists are omnivorous, there is research on the subject of New Year’s Resolution. 50% of us make them but only 10% keep them.

December 14, 2018

Think of a day in your life. How often do you feel angry? How often happy? How often just irritated? Being angry is like having mumps, the philosopher J.L Austin wrote.

December 6, 2018

As they contemplate the meaningful vote on December 11, MPs would do well to remember Freud’s famous saying that “where Id was there Ego shall be”. The Brexit debate is, of course, about the future of Britain but it is also a farrago of ego.

October 28, 2018

Many young people have to wait too long for support with their mental health. NHS projections suggest that only around one in three children and young people with a diagnosable mental health condition will receive NHS care or treatment by 2020/21.

July 30, 2018

We all know that a comfortable, welcoming and private room can make a big difference to a client’s experience of therapy. But what happens when a client is unable or unwilling to talk face to face?

April 4, 2018

While the need for love and the desire for healthy relationships with partners is constant, recent Office of National Statistics research found that UK divorce rates are on the rise, in 2016 they increased by 5.8 per cent compared to 2015.

February 5, 2018

Here at A Room in Town we understand the importance of ambience and the impact it can have on your clients and their ability to relax, feel comfortable and speak in confidence during sessions.

October 19, 2017

Over the past decade, there has been a significant shift in the way we view mental health. How do we know this? Well, the recent evidence that over half of Britons have either received some form of therapy, or know someone who has.

October 18, 2017

The start of a new school year can be a distressing time for a child. Whether they are returning to school and joining a new year-group, or starting in a completely new school, children of all ages naturally worry about new teachers, new lessons, fitting in and making friends.

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Head Office,
8/10 Hallam Street,