RSCPP debunks these 11 myths about going to therapy

RSCPP debunks these 11 myths about going to therapy

Originally published at rscpp.co.uk Outside of Hollywood, where many celebrities now seem quite happy to speak openly about ‘therapy night’, there remains a lot of stigma around seeking counselling or other forms of psychological therapy. Thanks to outdated myths, stereotypes and misconceptions about ‘seeing a shrink’, many people still shy away from seeking help, often … Continue reading

8 things you probably describe as ‘OCD’ but aren’t

8 things you probably describe as ‘OCD’ but aren’t

Originally published at rscpp.co.uk Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition estimated to affect around 740,000 people in the UK. It is characterised by intrusive, distressing thoughts and worries about harm, and people with OCD often believe the only way to relieve these obsessive thoughts is through compulsive, repetitive behaviours or rituals. In its most … Continue reading

Review: ‘Walking on Custard & The Meaning of Life’ by Neil Hughes

Review: ‘Walking on Custard & The Meaning of Life’ by Neil Hughes

I’m fascinated by psychology, mental health and self-improvement, but I’ve always felt slightly ambivalent about self-help books – with my attitude generally falling somewhere between intrigued and cynical. When Neil Hughes first contacted me about his book, he managed to appeal to the former and, as I read Walking on Custard, I realised his writing is informed by a similar … Continue reading