My blog today concentrates on the last three forms of therapy. I have benefited to some degree, from a combination of both counselling and psychology.


A psychiatrist deals with mental health problems. After an initial consultation they may refer patients back to a psychologist, counsellor or psychotherapist for ‘talking therapy.’ It is very rare that a psychiatrist …

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30 Aug, 2010

Time to move on

I tend to write what comes naturally to me and this was on my mind. There is still negativity around me coming from others that is making my stress and what I deal with harder. There is no doubt in my mind that I would do far better if I wasn’t living around so much negativity.

I am determined to resolve this, by taking away my concern of others being unhappy with my opinions when they ask for advice. They can’t get past what they’re dealing with, ask for the help and where …

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29 Aug, 2010

Types of therapy

It’s important for anyone who needs help, to think about what they’re dealing with and look into the various types of therapy that is beneficial for them, with their particular situation.

Below are just some of the different types of therapies:


Anyone who chooses the counselling route will be expected to look and talk about problems they face on a daily basis. A counsellor will work through problems, such as separation, bereavement, post-natal depression and will look at conflicts or a particular crisis;

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28 Aug, 2010

The effects of Cerebral Palsy

Dealing with cerebral palsy means we get to deal with other problems too. We don’t just wake up one morning with a disability and we automatically know how to cope.

Depression and anxiety are both common effects of cerebral palsy, for those coping with the condition. These conditions are not necessarily unique to cerebral palsy sufferers, people with other conditions …

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27 Aug, 2010

Emotional support

For a condition that affects around a million people of all ages, it is disappointing there is little emotional support who deal with cerebral palsy.

As a child growing up in the 60’s, although there was little support in the community, apart from the mandatory hospital check ups that were available on the NHS, I have had to find my own way as an adult …

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26 Aug, 2010

The Cerebral Palsy Brain

I never really understood what I was dealing with as a child around my physical problems, what my symptoms meant or what they were. Now 47 years on and I still don’t know everything I need to know.

I was researching cerebral palsy and came across a Wikipedia note outlining the part of my brain that is damaged as a result of my stroke, called the Cerebrum (although the disorder is likely to involve connections …

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25 Aug, 2010

Stress factors

Since mum died, there have been lots of changes, some of which I have personally instigated, and changes others have instigated, fully expecting my family and I to work and fit into, without our consent.

We’re finding that hard, then our pet rabbit (toffee), died at the weekend and an untimely death in the family after that. Both these events have added to my stress. Any changes are bound to have an affect …

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23 Aug, 2010

Improving Emotional Health

For our physical health to work at optimum level, our emotional health needs to do the same. It is impossible to have one without the other.

But for us to improve our emotional health, we first need to recognise our emotions, and what they mean: we need to understand them. Once we sort out the causes of our emotions, like stress and anxiety …

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22 Aug, 2010

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Many thanks
Ilana x