Bluetree Blog

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Ecotherapy, a natural calling

Ecotherapy, a natural calling

Trainee psychologist Nicola talks about Recently there has been a surge of scientific evidence that spending time in nature is beneficial for mental health. Yet what is it specifically about nature that seems so powerful? Let’s try and unravel this concept of ‘ecotherapy'. To begin, a humbling...
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Personalised nutrition, the next food trend or just another fad?

Personalised nutrition, the next food trend or just another fad?

Bluetree clinic nutritionist Charlotte Turner talks about Imagine you are in a department store, selecting the perfect foundation for your skin type or in a clothes store selecting a shirt. In both of these scenarios you would be offered personalised choices. Be it what foundation is applicable for...
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How I Fought through my Anxiety for my Love of Film & The Avengers!

How I Fought through my Anxiety for my Love of Film & The Avengers!

“How I Fought through my Anxiety for my Love of Film & The Avengers!” We are so proud to present an amazing guest blog from one of our client’s who over came her extreme anxiety to go and review the biggest film of all time to date, Marvel’s “End Game.” She kindly wanted to share…...
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Impostor Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome

Maddy Lykourgos offers some information about Impostor Syndrome and how to spot it   What is Impostor Syndrome? Impostor syndrome is a psychological phenomenon that occurs in individuals who experience intense anxiety and self-doubt in their abilities, even when there is no evidence to support...
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How Do I Find the Right Therapist for me?

How Do I Find the Right Therapist for me?

Maddy Lykourgos writes about the importance of finding a therapist that suits you and some key questions to bear in mind After making the decision to start attending therapy sessions, the next task should be to choose a therapist suited to you, your needs and your desired outcome for the process...
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How psychiatrists and psychologists work together?

How psychiatrists and psychologists work together?

What is the difference between psychiatrists and psychologists? Psychiatrists: - Trained medical doctors who later specialise in the field - Can prescribe and review medication - Often consult and oversee a mental health team - Usually work with people with severe mental health disorders - Primarily...
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Freshers and Mental Health

Freshers and Mental Health

Blue Tree intern Maddy Lykourgos discusses the alarmingly high rate of mental health problems among first-year university students Moving into university is an exciting time for many young people, the first chance for most to gain more independence and autonomy. However, recent figures show that...
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Bridging the gap between mental and physical health

Bridging the gap between mental and physical health

Stop. Close your eyes. Now, try and visualise what does ‘Health’ look like? What do you see? By Nicola Dalrymple for The Blue Tree Clinic. Health is not something concrete, or something we can define easily with assurance. The World Health Organisation (1948) defined ‘Health’ as a state of complete...
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How do we deal with failure?

How do we deal with failure?

Blue Tree intern Maddy Lykourgos outlines possible reasons why we deal with ‘failure’ so badly Given the current aftermath that’s following the recent exam results season and new start to the academic year, failure and success are juxtaposed terms that seem to be constantly cropping up at the...
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Summertime

Summertime

Blue Tree intern Maddy Lykourgos describes the gloomier side of summertime Summer is well underway, with temperatures continuing to soar across the country and records being broken all over Europe. Whether you’re enjoying the weather abroad along the beachside or having a staycation on a budget, one...
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