What is Transactional Analysis? (TA) Transactional Analysis is a theory of personality and a system for personal growth and change. (UKATA). Its founder, Eric Berne, developed this school of psychotherapy during the 50s and 60s, and many theorists have made contributions over the decades, helping it to develop and evolve over time. Philosophy of TA… Continue reading 6 Ways in Which TA Psychotherapy Will Help You
Have you ever come across a couple who have been together for decades and heard one of them proudly utter the words: "We have never exchanged a cross word!"? Do you look up to them in admiration? Do they set the bar for the 'perfect' relationship? Finally, and most importantly, how does this make you… Continue reading 9 Rules for Healthy Fighting
Meet Greg and Pete Like many couples, Greg and Pete were at a point in their relationship where they felt 'stuck in a rut'. They'd been together for 8 years, and married a year ago. They had got to a point where they were so busy with work and other commitments that they didn't get to… Continue reading Greg and Pete Try Couples Counselling
April 2018 is Stress Awareness Month. At times of stress, the nervous system reacts as the body’s response to threat, by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including cortisol, which rouse the body for action. This reaction was useful centuries ago when our choice of flight or fight was crucial to our survival, and occasionally… Continue reading Common Symptoms of Stress
April 2018 is Stress Awareness Month. What is Stress? A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. The Oxford Dictionary When can stress be harmful? People often experience stress when struggling to meet demands placed on them. When we are overwhelmed by stress it can be damaging. Can stress… Continue reading Stress – What is it and where does it come from?
February 2018 is LGBT History month; a time to reflect upon a historic journey of basic human rights of people. The timeline can be dated back to as early as 43 AD, during the Roman conquest of Britain, with the criminalisation of "male adultery". Almost 2000 years on, in today's much changed world, it can… Continue reading LGBT History Month
With Dry January now at an end, some might ask the question "What was that all about?". For many, it was a partial detox following the festivities of December and the New Year. For some, it might prompt reflection on a person's alcohol intake generally, and for others, perhaps a more serious look at what… Continue reading Spotlight on Addiction in an ‘Always On’ World
As we approach mid-month, here at Essence Therapy Centre, we've been discussing our thoughts about the month of January. Some kick off the New Year by kitting themselves out in lycra and joining the gym, then stopping off to bulk-buy tonnes of fresh produce for juicing on the way home, ready for that 'detox'. Experts… Continue reading Getting Through January