For more on the therapeutic approaches I draw on
A brief introduction to the major approaches to psychotherapy
A short overview of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), by Russ Harris
Working through maladaptive childhood beliefs and behaviours with schema-focused therapy
Paul Gilbert introduces compassion-focused therapy
Mindfulness in a nutshell, with Jon Kabat-Zinn
For more on psychology and mental health
The British Psychological Society (BPS) is the representative body for psychologists in the UK. It is responsible for the development, promotion and application of pure and applied psychology. Through its Royal Charter, the Society is also charged with overseeing psychologists.
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Mind is the leading mental health charity for England and Wales. Among its many roles Mind campaigns to promote mental health, provides information regarding mental health issues, and offers mental health training to individuals and businesses.
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The Mental Health Foundation is a charity dedicated to the promotion of research on mental health. Alongside its advocacy role, it offers practical information on a range of mental health issues.
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If you need help right now
Samaritans provides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support, 24 hours a day, for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Samaritans is available to anyone in the UK and Ireland.
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