The Therapy Company’s latest recruit
The Pets As Therapy charity provide a visiting service to hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and a variety of other venues all across the UK. Each week calm, friendly PAT dogs give more than 150,000 people, both young and old, the pleasure and chance to cuddle and talk to them.
The Therapy Company are pleased to offer discounts to British Forces personnel at both our clinics, in Preston and St Annes.
As providers of specialist counselling and psychotherapy, with many years experience of working with people who have experienced trauma, we offer both CBT and EMDR at discounted prices.
Fear of Flying
It’s that time of year when we get ready to jump on a plane and head to the sun for the annual summer holiday. Whilst there may be many who think nothing of plane travel, some shudder at the thought. The statistics indicate that more women than men are affected and the fear begins in childhood or early 20’s. Surprisingly, approximately 30% of the population are apprehensive yet manage their wide ranging degrees of fear, hesitancy and reluctance using various strategies to cope. Some are relatively successful, usually distraction techniques, others such as drinking to excess may work, but are not ideal and not recommended. Again distraction techniques are good, and practice is required especially if a long haul flight is on the cards. You may question how you practice distracting yourself on a flight, and because of this many people don’t feel there is a solution? Sadly between 2 and 10% of the population avoid plane travel completely preferring to stay with their feet on the ground.
Anxiety is a condition that can affect anyone. It does not distinguish between age, background or social group. Even people who we would consider confident have been affected with anxiety.
How often, especially at Christmas do you hear the word stress in a sentence? Maybe you say it yourself, “I am just so stressed”, or “It was so stressful in town today”. Or maybe you have never felt stressed at all… ever. Now I know we are all unique, but I do find the concept of never feeling stressed difficult to get my head round!