Blog

Welcome to the Blog of Dr Tom Barber and Dr Sandra Westland, lead therapists and counsellors at Colchester Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice. You will find below a variety of posts about many of the different kind of problems people bring to counselling and therapy. We hope you find some interesting articles that help you, and that you subscribe so you can be the first to receive our new posts.
EMDR Therapy Wherever You Are

EMDR Therapy Wherever You Are

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a revolutionary type of psychotherapy, that has fast grown in popularity, particularly for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, it isn’t only trauma that is being helped with EMDR. Using your...

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly known as PTSD, is a condition that affects individuals who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. PTSD can result from any type of traumatic event, including but not limited to natural disasters, accidents, violent...

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How Counselling Supervision Helps

How Counselling Supervision Helps

What is Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision? Working under counselling supervision means that a counsellor or psychotherapist uses the services of another counsellor or psychotherapist to review their work with clients, their professional development, and often...

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What is Your Purpose?

What is Your Purpose?

Purpose and Life - from Healing from the Other Side by Dr Tom Barber and Dr Sandra Westland   When you think bout purpose, what comes to mind? The thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that people present to therapy, often makes the idea of personal freedom out of...

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So What Is Love?

So What Is Love?

In the beginning! Have you ever heard or said, "I can’t stop thinking about them!" Why can those first few weeks of love become so addictive, and obsessive? Love is one of the most studied, but least understood phenomena. However, there is a body of research looking...

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Addiction – Why Don’t You Just Stop It!?

Addiction – Why Don’t You Just Stop It!?

Have you ever wondered why some people can’t stop doing something, even though it’s not good for them? It may be an addiction to smoking, using drugs, excessive drinking, eating or exercising. Have you ever wondered why you can’t change a habit that you really get...

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How to Get Through Life, the Existential Way

How to Get Through Life, the Existential Way

How do you guide yourself through the process of your life? Do you make yourself up as you go along, inventing your life story as you want it to be … or do you feed your unconscious mind with knowledge, in order to be guided from the wisdom that comes from the...

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