Counselling, Psychotherapy and Psychology Blog

24 - Sep - 2020

Articles and new information

Over the last few months we have been busy writing and submitting articles through various channels. Our Twitter and Facebook pages contain links to them all however this page contains a summary.

28 - Jun - 2020

What are families finding helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic?

In our clinical team meetings over the last few months the subject of families has kept coming forward as something our clients have been wanting to talk about. Some families have been really struggling whilst for others it has been a time of opportunity for improving their relationships. In response Family Therapist Marybeth Mendenhall, Psychotherapist and Counsellor Monika Smolar,  Psychotherapeutic Child and Parent Counsellor Kati Mencer and Nicholas Rose met specifically to talk this through as a way of understanding what was important in improving family relationships right now. In this article we outline the main points from our discussion or if you prefer you can watch our YouTube channel here.

15 - Jun - 2020

Feeling Lonely? This week is Loneliness Awareness Week 2020

Today is the first day of Loneliness Awareness Week 2020. Even before the pandemic and lockdown research showed that over 9 million people in the UK, so one in five people, say they experience loneliness however almost two-thirds of those who struggle with loneliness find it difficult to talk about.


05 - Jun - 2020

Re-entry anxiety as the lockdown eases?

Noticed feelings of uneasiness as you think about meeting up with others as the lockdown eases?

29 - May - 2020

Many more families in therapy during the pandemic and lockdown

“Now is proving to be a really important time for families to revisit their relationships, resolve old conflicts, find new ways of communicating and build the relationships they’ve always wanted”. Says Psychotherapist Nicholas Rose.

27 - May - 2020

A perfect storm for psychological struggles this week?

Bad news, witnessing conflict in Government and sensing uncertainty are having a very bad impact on some peoples wellbeing at the moment. Are you struggling?

09 - May - 2020

What is it like to have Online Counselling and Psychotherapy?

This article looks at the difference between online and in-person / face to face counselling and gives a first hand experience of changing from face to face to online psychotherapy.

07 - May - 2020

Why it is too soon to talk about coronaphobia #coronaphobia

Having seen articles and then written myself about #coronanxiety I wasn’t surprised to start seeing articles about #coronaphobia. Personally I think it is too early for the term Coronaphobia to be useful and here’s why.

02 - May - 2020

What is coronanxiety? #coronanxiety

As people consider the impacts of COVID-19, the coronavirus and the lockdown on our psychological wellbeing a new term is trending #coronanxiety. But what is it?

21 - Apr - 2020

Zoom Private Online Counselling and Therapy

Our experienced team of UK based counsellors and psychotherapists are able to offer private online counselling and psychotherapy using zoom, skype and facetime to children, adolescents, young people, adults, couples and families.

19 - Apr - 2020

Finding Online Counselling & Psychotherapy from UK Counsellors and Psychotherapists

The pandemic and lockdown restrictions in the UK have meant that counselling and psychotherapy has had to move completely online for the time being - however online counselling and psychotherapy is nothing new for the UK. But how do you find an online counsellor and psychotherapist?

16 - Apr - 2020

The pandemic, the lockdown and your relationship

Today’s news that the UK’s lockdown will be extended for a further three weeks may well be very bad news for some relationships. In this article, relationship psychotherapist Nicholas Rose writes about how relationships are being affected, how to know if your relationship is struggling and importantly, what to do about it.

14 - Apr - 2020

Online Therapy with our team

At the present time our work with all clients is being conducted either by telephone or using video applications such as Skype, Zoom or FaceTime. Our page for our Onlline Counselling and Therapy has been updated and now includes a short video with Nicholas. 

10 - Apr - 2020

How are you coping, really?

Our latest article for The Chiswick Herald and Hounslow Herald offering a daily fifteen minute psychological workout to help you cope during the pandemic.

08 - Apr - 2020

The Pandemic, your business, your people and the Phoenix to Dodo Spectrum.

This article written for the Hounslow Chamber of Commerce considers some psychological perspectives in the context of how to manage and approach business during the pandemic.

31 - Mar - 2020

COVID-19 News - Free counselling for the NHS classified extremely vulnerable people locally

We want to continue to support you and our local community through the pandemic and are introducing a scheme offering free counselling to the NHS identified extremely vulnerable.

18 - Mar - 2020

UPDATE - COVID-19 and Therapy Sessions

Information on our services for existing and new clients.

We know that many of our clients want and / or need to continue with their sessions so we are doing everything we can to ensure sessions continue.

We take the health and welfare of our therapists and clients very seriously and are carefully following current NHS and government advice. We are also taking extra steps to ensure any impact on your sessions with us can be minimised. Please read below.

12 - Mar - 2020

COVID-19 and Therapy Sessions

Information on our services for existing and new clients.

We take the health and welfare of our therapists and clients very seriously and are carefully following current NHS and government advice. We are also taking steps to ensure any impact on your sessions with us can be minimised. Please read below.

25 - Oct - 2019

Nicholas interviewed for October edition of Chiswick Magazine

Nicholas was interviewed for the October edition of the Chiswick Magazine.


13 - Oct - 2019

Article - What happens in couples/relationship/marriage therapy?

Our latest article on therapy for relationships was published in the Chiswick Herald on the 27th September.

19 - Jun - 2019

How to Identify Your Prejudices and Biases

This article on how to identify your biases and predjudices publishes in the `Chiswick Herald on Friday the 21st June.

05 - Jun - 2019

What can we do? When couples no longer feel in love!

In this article to be published in the Chiswick Herald on Friday 7th June I explore what can happen in therapy when a couple come who say they no longer feel in love.

25 - May - 2019

Chiswick Herald Article - Relationships and relocating / emigrating

I’ve noticed that many of the couples who come to see me have moved to the UK - usually for work. In therapy we often talking through the impacts on each other and their relationship of having made the move. In this article I share the thoughts of other Therapists working in Tenerife (where many people move to from the UK in search of a more relaxed way of life) and my experiences in working with couples here in London.

27 - Apr - 2019

Chiswick Herald article - Brexit and Mental Health

Latest research shows the impact of Brexit on mental health and wellbeing in the UK.