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We must confront painful truth: we are facing into a mental health crisis

Stella O'Malley


Lockdown has left therapists like Stella O'Malley with fewer strategies to offer a growing number of clients who are desperate for help

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Be gentle with yourself; practise self-compassion and tenderness

Be gentle with yourself; practise self-compassion and tenderness

Be gentle with yourself; practise self-compassion and tenderness

In the 15 years of practising as a psychotherapist, I have never known my work so ineffective. Sadly, I'm not alone - therapists from all over the world are reporting a growing sense of unease that all the reliable strategies we would normally use are currently impossible to carry out.

Working as a therapist has always been an incredibly satisfying career, but suddenly - especially since this most recent lockdown - I feel as if my work with clients is like rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic.


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