Our Relationship with Food.

What do food cravings mean? Our relationship with food is complicated at best, but it is one that is key to understanding both our emotions and mental states. It’s really quite enlightening to observe your eating habits and desires or to become more mindful and stop before you eat something.Question why you want something, what it will give you and what need it will fulfil? One study shows the significant role of emotions in food […]

Anger and Forgiveness

The impact of conflict can run deep and can change the state of our mental and physical health. Anger resides in the body, increasing heart rate and blood pressure as well as compromising the immune system’s ability to function effectively. Holding onto negative thoughts and feelings limit our ability to enjoy our day to day life. Thoughts of the original conflict ruminate and escalate and relationships are impacted causing more dis-satisfaction and inner pain. Thankfully […]

Working With UCLan

The Therapy Company provides support to students affected by Hurricane Irma. Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma last autumn, more than 700 students and staff from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) in Sint Maarten arrived in Preston last October to continue their studies at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). AUC students utilised the University’s academic facilities for teaching, and students and staff have been accommodated in numerous halls […]

Time to Talk Day – 1st Feb 2018

We’re pleased to be supporting Time to Talk Day 2018. It’s easy to think there’s no right place to talk about mental health, but the more we talk about it, the better life is for all of us. Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, worthless and ashamed. Time to Talk Day is a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen […]

The Great Outdoors

Improve your mental health Going for a walk has always been regarded as one of the best ways to relax. Now a study has shown that for city-dwellers exposure to trees, the sky and birdsong is also beneficial for mental wellbeing. Researchers at King’s College London teamed up with landscape architects J & L Gibbons and art foundation Nomad Projects to use smartphone-based technology to assess the relationship between nature in cities and momentary mental […]

Myths about Counselling/Psychotherapy

If you’re considering any counselling or therapy to help you achieve your goals for the New Year ahead, these myths may help you decide how to proceed. Although, counselling and psychotherapy is often connected with exploring some of our deepest emotions and experiences, your therapist will only be aware of these if you tell them! Counsellors, therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists cannot read minds!  They work mainly on what you disclose to them as well their […]