24 episodes

Ask The Therapist is a podcast for everybody who is curious about how our minds work, the world of Mental health and all things therapy.

Ask The Therapist is hosted by Sarah Rees a Cognitive behavioural therapist, mental health nurse and author of The CBT Journal who has over 20 years experience of working in the field of mental health.

If psychology is your thing and you are curious about how your mind works and about creating a resilient mindset this is the podcast for you. Maybe you are having therapy at the moment or just considering it?

The show will be a blend of solo and guest episodes, which will aim to educate, simplify and entertain.

So time to grab a cup of tea, a cosy blanket and listen to some friendly conversation with Ask the Therapist.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8, 19 Ratings

Ask The Therapist is a podcast for everybody who is curious about how our minds work, the world of Mental health and all things therapy.

Ask The Therapist is hosted by Sarah Rees a Cognitive behavioural therapist, mental health nurse and author of The CBT Journal who has over 20 years experience of working in the field of mental health.

If psychology is your thing and you are curious about how your mind works and about creating a resilient mindset this is the podcast for you. Maybe you are having therapy at the moment or just considering it?

The show will be a blend of solo and guest episodes, which will aim to educate, simplify and entertain.

So time to grab a cup of tea, a cosy blanket and listen to some friendly conversation with Ask the Therapist.

    What We Don't Say In Therapy

    What We Don't Say In Therapy

    In her first ever solo episode, Ask the Therapist host Sarah Rees tackles the things that we don't really want to talk about in therapy and in everyday life. Tune in to find out about the avoidance tactics you don't realise you use and how avoiding telling your whole story to your therapist can affect your progress. You'll also learn how you can overcome this so that you can open up about these thoughts and feelings. It's important to remember that there should be no shame when you're in the therapy room and talking about the tough stuff is an essential first step towards a happier and healthier life.

    • 20 min
    A Holistic Approach To Treating Depression with Claudia Smith

    A Holistic Approach To Treating Depression with Claudia Smith

    In this episode, our host Sarah Rees talks with Claudia Smith, a qualified nutritionist and positive psychology coach with a holistic approach to physical and mental wellbeing. Claudia's career stemmed from her own journey through severe depression in her 20s, but now she dedicates herself to helping other women to improve their mood and mental health through their diet, exercise, and mindfulness. Through Claudia's story, you'll learn that depression is a very treatable condition but also discover that there are many different routes to recovery.

    • 45 min
    EMDR Explained with Dr Michael Paterson OBE

    EMDR Explained with Dr Michael Paterson OBE

    In this episode, Sarah speaks to Dr Michael Paterson OBE. Michael is an accomplished Clinical Psychologist and Runs EMDR Masterclass. Following the amputation of both his arms in a rocket attack on his police vehicle in Northern Ireland, Michael rebuilt his life and dedicated it to helping others become their best selves. Tune in to find out more about Michael's story, what exactly EMDR therapy is and how it can help those suffering from trauma.

    • 51 min
    Living Without Alcohol with Amanda Kuda

    Living Without Alcohol with Amanda Kuda

    In this episode, our host Sarah Rees speaks to Amanda Kuda. Amanda is a mindset coach based in Austin, Texas, who helps women to renegotiate their relationship with alcohol so that they can become the best versions of themselves. Sarah and Amanda discuss "grey area drinking", which refers to the alcohol consumption that is considered "normal" amongst adults, and how this can affect mental health. Tune in to find out more about the benefits of living a life without alcohol and discover the truth about why you might rely on alcohol when you are feeling stressed or anxious.

    • 33 min
    Mental Health and the Menopause with Dr. Becky Quicke

    Mental Health and the Menopause with Dr. Becky Quicke

    In this episode, our host Sarah Rees speaks to Dr Becky Quicke. Becky is a clinical psychologist in private practice who specialises in menopause and helps women learn the psychological skills they need to cope with the changes that happen during menopause and the impact symptoms can have on their mental health. Becky helps reframe women's perspectives of the menopause and the anxiety that it can cause to transform their way of thinking and living. Tune in to hear more about Becky's journey, her positive view of the menopause and her top tips and resources for looking after your mental health during the menopause. You can also download Becky's free guide in the show notes.

    • 43 min
    Fighting The Stigma Around Mental Health with Emma Collicott

    Fighting The Stigma Around Mental Health with Emma Collicott

    Emma Collicott is the founder of ECBC, a Manchester-based organisation working hard to decrease the stigma around mental health and reduce the loneliness and isolation these issues can bring. They're doing this through creating a community and a platform where people can share their own mental health stories on the ECBC blog.

    In this episode of 'Ask the Therapist', we talk to Emma about her journey through depression all the way to starting ECBC. Emma shares her honest insights and practical advice into living with depression and shame and what steps you can take to overcome negative feelings towards yourself. Keep listening to the very end where you will also find out how you can get involved with ECBC and share your own story to help others.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Daley77 ,

I took the plunge

Excellent podcast. I gave up drinking alcohol 20 months ago for my health and well being. I did the research, got inspired, chose a day and had my last drink. Although it was challenging at times in the beginning I have been amazed at how every area of my life has improved as a result. As a 42 year old woman it has taken me this long to realise alcohol does not enhance ANY situation. I was so conditioned from age of 14 to drink alcohol the hardest thing was unpicking all of the lies surrounding drinking. Now my emotions good and bad feel authentic and not heightened or depressed by drinking.

EmmaB1981 ,

Great podcast!

I love listening to this podcast, it’s a great way to pick up tips on self care and being the best you can be from the great range of guests and from Sarah’s own experiences

NicoleNutrition ,

Great mental health podcast series

A great podcast on mental health, CBT and associated healthcare professions. Sarah is a great host and genuinely cares about helping people. A great range of topics are covered.

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