Understanding Mental Health

  Why Mental Health Matters   According to recent statistics from The Mental Health Foundation about a quarter of the population will experience a mental health problem of some description in the course of a year, with anxiety and depression being the most prevalent in Britain.   If you or someone you know is struggling with […] Read more »

Transactional Analysis and Depression

  Transactional Analysis is a style of Psychotherapy. When looking at the treatment of depression, therapy is a useful and invaluable tool and can have a powerful and lasting impact.   Below is a short video from Mark Widdowson, who has conducted research on the effectiveness of Transactional Analysis in treating depression.   katycounsellingherts@outlook.com Follow Read more »

I Had A Black Dog…..

  “At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don’t know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is […] Read more »

What Happens When Someone Listens?

  Have you ever wondered about the impact of really being listened to? Can it actually make a difference to our lives?   I bet that most of you reading this have been told, at some stage, possibly even by the most well meaning of loved ones, to ‘get over it’ or ‘stay strong’. How […] Read more »

You are NOT your Thoughts.

  “Sometimes the mind can be an overwhelming, intense and very challenging place. I hope this may help to give someone a little peace of mind.”     A YouTube video from Jonny Benjamin on Thoughts.   Jonny was diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder in 2007, which is a combination of Schizophrenia and Depression. He made […] Read more »

Dealing with Mental Health Problems.

According to statistics, roughly a quarter of the population will experience some kind of mental health problem in any given year so chances are even if you don’t fall into that percentage yourself, someone you know will. Supporting yourself or an other through an experience like this can be overwhelming and often times people are […] Read more »

Are You OK?

  I wanted to share a concept from Transactional Analysis with you. One that I have found extremely helpful in certain circumstances or situations and a theory that can be really beneficial in aiding self awareness, a prime objective of any Psychotherapy or Counselling.   The OK Corral     The diagram above is The […] Read more »

How to find a Therapist.

  We live in an age of infinite options and choice. There is normally always an alternative, or several. We live in a time of high demand and constant information being thrown our way. This can be overwhelming and confusing. When looking for a Therapist most people search on the internet, which is both a […] Read more »


  I wanted to share with you a great article on the idea of Shame, written, not by myself, but by my principle trainer, Bob Cooke. As Bob’s work has greatly informed my own it seems appropriate that I look to his writing to both aid my clinical work and also to inform clients of […] Read more »

The Sum of All Our Parts.

  Recently I was lucky enough to attend a training day run by PODS. PODS are an organisation, specialising in recovery from Dissociative Disorders who provide training, support and resources for both survivors, their supporters and professionals working with those who have DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder). It is thought that so much as 1.5% of […] Read more »