Welcome. Please help yourself, and look around while you are here.

It can be very difficult to make sense of counselling and psychotherapy, especially at stressful and emotional times.  My work has shown me that;
  • most of the things that distress us can be understood if we can find the right place and time to discuss them  
  • that even if you have suffered profound traumatic upsets, now or in the past, it is possible to improve the way you feel about them, and to improve the way you live
I hope you find the site informative.  There are blog posts, videos and lots of other information and links to help you work out what you want to do next.
If after visiting the site you would like to discuss things further, then please contact me to arrange a free telephone consultation.
I welcome your comments, feedback and ideas, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for visiting
Kind regards
Toby Ingham

Toby Ingham

UKCP registered psychotherapist, member of The Guild of Psychotherapists and The Association of Psychotherapists. Trained in NHS at St Barts’ Hospital, and Homerton Hospital in London, staff psychotherapist at Nightingale Hospital. Trained at Promis Addiction Centre and Age Concern.

18 years experience of working with people dealing with depression, low mood, anxiety states, trauma, bereavement and addictions.

Short and long term work available

Latest posts

Person Centred Values

Person centred values put the values of the individual client at the centre of the therapeutic relationship.  The client’s privacy and confidentiality are key to how work develops.  Fundamental to this approach is the recognition that the client, their needs … Read More

Cocaine Comedown

The term ‘cocaine comedown’ covers a range of possibilities Cocaine use tends to start at parties and social events. Cocaine is probably the number two recreational drug after cannabis.  For some people it stays like that, for others cocaine takes over … Read More

Are You Feeling Overwhelmed?

Feeling overwhelmed immobilises us. We don’t feel safe and we start to shut down which makes things worse. If you can find a way of feeling safe again, then things can start to improve. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Breathe slowly, … Read More

Three Ideas About Mental Health

Mental health is getting a lot of attention.  On balance that is probably a good thing.  It is much better than mental health being a subject that is banished to attics, asylums and hospitals.  It is better that mental health … Read More

Alastair Campbell’s Jam Jar

I thought Alastair Campbell’s contribution to the current films on mental health (BBC2 Alastair Campbell: Depression and Me) was rather interesting.  The impression is of someone who has lived for most of his life battling with depression.  Where did the … Read More

How Psychotherapy Works

There is a lot of confusion about what psychotherapy is and how it works. There are so many competing different models and ideas about how to improve and change your life. A lot of these ideas focus upon changes which … Read More