Amy Dann Psychotherapy


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Walk and Talk Therapy

Posted on September 22, 2020 at 5:05 AM

Nature is a wonderful healer, and walking in the great outdoors is definitely one of my ‘therapies’. Being out among the elements somehow seems to contain me and take me out of myself at the same time. I feel comforted, and de-stressed, particularly when I walk by the sea. My thinking becomes clearer, and if I have been emotionally overwhelmed or burned out, the landscape calms and soothes my frazzled nerves.

Walk and talk therapy takes us beyond the four wall...

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Person Centred Therapy

Posted on September 15, 2020 at 2:50 AM


Person centred therapy is about creating a climate of genuine warmth, understanding and trust, in which real and deep communication is possible and there is the freedom to explore, understand and resolve the challenges that you are encountering.

It is a type of non-directive therapy, which means that rather than applying techniques or explanations to psychological distress, the therapist connects with you where you are, in whatever you’re experiencing, thr...

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Posted on February 13, 2019 at 1:10 PM

Love After Love by Derek Walcott

The time will come

when, with elation

you will greet yourself arriving

at your own door, in your own mirror

and each will smile at the other’s welcome, 

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Posted on December 17, 2018 at 9:55 AM

Dictionary definition: (n/vb) belief/ve in the reliability, truth, honesty or ability of someone or something.

If trusting means to believe that something or someone is good, honest, true etc., doesn’t it imply a leap of faith, perhaps in the absence of evidence – of proof that the person, or thing, is trustworthy?

Does trusting start with “trusting myself enough to put myself into everything I do”? This suggests that when i...

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Posted on November 27, 2018 at 4:30 AM

More or less a hundred years ago, Freud recognised that anxiety may be the price we pay for civilisation. Life today is faster, more frantic and over-stimulating than ever before, showing no sign of slowing down any time soon, and anxiety rates seem to be consistently on the rise. According to The Mental Health Foundation, in 2013, there were 8.2 million cases of anxiety in the UK.

Most of us will experience anxiety at some time in our lives, and for many of us it will ari...

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The Benefits of Impartiality

Posted on November 20, 2018 at 4:45 AM

Of all the different benefits clients report that they get from therapy, the one that comes up more than any other, and is often the first to be felt very early on in therapy, is the benefit of talking to someone who is completely unconnected to the issue the client is struggling with. Someone who isn’t emotionally invested in either the situation or anyone associated with it.

It is clear that there is a big difference between sharing our troubles with people we know, ...

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Posted on May 18, 2018 at 8:55 AM

What is stress? One way of looking at it is as the effect produced by any kind of change. But life is always changing, right? What is that saying – “the only constant in life is change”? In fact, we need a certain amount of change to keep us sane, because also, sometimes, “a change is as good as a rest”.

OK, so the right amount of change is important, because it keeps us alive, stimulated and motivated. Too little and we become bored and ...

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