Affairs – Couples Counselling in East London

11th September 2017By Deborah

I see many couples at my practice in East London whose relationship is in trouble following an affair.  Often these couples are unsure if they want to continue with the relationship, are unable to see how it would be possible to rebuild trust if they did want the relationship to continue, or can’t figure out … Read More

Finding Solutions to Problems – E11, E18 Therapy

14th November 2016By Deborah

Finding Solutions to problems in E11 and E18 When it comes to finding solutions there is no one-size-fits-all.  I work with clients in east London in the Leytonstone (E11) and South Woodford area. Over the course of their therapy sessions with me clients are able to find solutions to their problems that are realistic, and because … Read More

East London Counsellor

23rd June 2016By Deborah

I am an east London Counsellor offering solution-focused brief therapy to individuals, couples and families.  Counselling in east London enables me to see clients from an extensive area of London and to keep my fees low.  My east  London therapy practice is based close to the tube. It is a 20 minute tube journey to Liverpool … Read More

How to keep your brain younger

23rd May 2016By Deborah

It seems there’s no way out of it – exercise is good for you. I posted some time back about a study concerning the beneficial effects of exercise on depression.  And here, it seems, is another benefit: the brains of elderly people who exercise look 10 years younger. For the elderly it’s encouraging to know that you can do … Read More

Unloading Thoughts and Ideas

12th April 2016By Deborah

Have look at this link – it suggests a useful route towards capturing your thoughts and ideas; having unloaded them onto paper where you can see them, you are better able to assess them later.  You never know you could be missing some gems!

Three Good Things

9th November 2015By Deborah

This article explains how focussing on 3 positive things that happened at work that day can be helpful and therapeutic.  It doesn’t advocate relentless cheerfulness or positivity -acknowledging that negative things also happen at work each day – but suggests that always focussing on the negative need not be our first response and can have a powerful effect.  T0 think … Read More

Mistakes are Good

6th August 2015By Deborah

Mistakes are good: http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/06/the-s-word/397205/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits —

Anxiety, Phobias, Panic Attacks, Depression

8th July 2015By Deborah

One of my specialisms is helping clients who have anxiety, some with accompanying phobias, panic attacks and depression. These are sometimes set off by a current life event or can be more long term with no obvious reason for their onset. When anxiety starts to affect life negatively and goes beyond the ordinary life anxieties most … Read More

Give Your Brain a Workout

2nd February 2015By Deborah

Apparently learning to play an instrument is good for your brain. According to the linked article learning to play an instrument improves attention to detail, enables better memory, and aids the building of strategic skills, amongst other benefits. Many of my clients (both young and old) wish to expand their lives and find ways of meeting other people, … Read More

Exercise as a Prescription for Depression

3rd November 2014By Deborah

Here’s the link to an article which shows clear, scientific evidence that exercise helps to alter mood and can act as an anti-depressant.  It recognises that further studies are needed to develop the research, but nevertheless offers some hope to those coping with depression, who often feel that they are not in control of their mood and their lives in general.   … Read More