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Life is hard. Its often beautiful and exciting and fulfilling but it is also painful, lonely, devastating and incredibly difficult. To be human is to suffer. We are not all born equal. We all start off with different temperaments and genes which can make certain aspects of life easier (fast long legs for running) and


Children & Families

Emotional Difficulties in Young Children Childhood is synonymous with innocence and carefree enjoyment. However, sadly, 1 in 10 children/ young people are affected by emotional/ mental health difficulties. These can, understandably, lead to great distress for children and their families and impact upon family relationships, school performance and peer relationships. Unfortunately, whilst many difficulties experienced


What is the difference between Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist?

Psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and psychotherapists have all been professionally trained to help people with psychological distress or mental illness. Psychiatry Training Psychiatry is a medical speciality, like general practice, surgery, general medicine or  paediatrics. You have to train for 5 years as a doctor and in the UK – like every other medical specialty – do 2