Therapy | Finding the Right Therapy + Therapist

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Guide to Finding the Right Therapy +Therapist 

Moore & Moore Living

Choosing a therapist these days for some can feel like a swiping exercise. Similar to online dating but a different kind of relationship. Some clients report having had various therapists over a period of time but things didn't quite come together and it just wasn't quite right but they couldn't put their finger on it. Finding the right therapist is really crucial to getting the most out of the experience and making those all important desired changes to assist you to live the life you aspire. 

1) Suffering from Depression or an Anxiety Disorder - Look for a registered Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (British Association for Behavioural + Cognitive Psychotherapies - BABCP) or Clinical Psychologist (British Psychological Society - BPS). The BABCP website has a registered Therapist list you can search by location. Look for one that specialises within the problem area you are experiencing and check for experience post qualification. Specialised CBT Therapists/Clinical Psychologists may also have trained in other contemporary approaches within CBT including Acceptance + Commitment Therapy (ACT), Functional Analytical Psychotherapy (FAP), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Eye Movement Sensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR). The Therapist will assist with any recommendations of medication which can be managed by your GP along side therapy for maximum results where relevant. 

2) Suffering from Bi-Polar, Schizophrenia or Personality Disorder - Look for a Psychiatrist/Therapist that specialise within these areas and have considerable experience. The Therapist will assist with any recommendations of medication which can be managed by a Psychiatrist along side therapy for maximum results and stabilisation. 

3) Start Vetting - Don't be afraid to do a full social media and background check. On their main website or page, look for registration details and indication of continued professional development, professional standards of clinical practice and client reviews. You want to get an experience of other clients who have gone through the therapeutic experience with good outcome recovery. After all, you want to be reaching those therapy GOALS!

4) Connection - See if you gravitate towards their bio including practice values and profile image. Obviously, it is not a dating site but feeling potential that you can connect with the Therapist as early on in therapy as possible is priceless. Is this someone you can be open with?

5) Initial Face to Face/Online Assessment - Key areas to be identified include area for therapy focus/problem area, collaboration of treatment plan, outline + frequency of sessions and treatment duration, therapy goals, use of measurement of change (questionnaires etc) and the space for end of assessment questions, feedback and reflections from therapist and client.

6) Reflections - Does the Therapist facilitate a professional space of safety, confidentiality, openness, hope for change, honesty, compassion, lack of judgement, mindful presence (not checking their phones etc - sadly this does happen) and creates opportunities for empowerment to change and collaboration together in reaching your identified goals?

 

 

 

Space | 5 Mega Benefits of Plants In The Office

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5 Mega Benefits Of Plants In The Office

Moore &Moore Living

You will be keen to go green in your workspace after reading these ace benefits of plants in the office. There are many plants that are low cost, low maintenance and easily accessible. Air plants and Terrariums are currently trending in many contemporary office spaces. If you are confused about what to buy there are various plants that will thrive in the office space that is warm including our favourite the Spider plant. We have made a list below for you.

 

1)    Reduce Stress

A UTS 2010 study found that having just one plant in the office is all it takes to make a difference. Staff who had plants placed in their offices showed reductions in stress levels and emotions linked to depression and anxiety of a magnitude of 30 to 60%, while those with no plants recorded increases in stress and negativity of 20 to 40%, over the 3-month test period.

 

2)    Look Healthier

Plants help to reduce dry skin due to their transpiration process which releases moisture, creating a humidity level exactly matching human comfort range of 30-60%.

 

3)    Increase Productivity

Plants reduce excess carbon dioxide in the air therefore improving cognitive task concentration, focus, reduction in mistakes and a 10-15% increase in productivity for computer based workers.

 

4)    Reduce Sickness & Absence

Plants reduce absenteeism by up to 50% and minor illness by 30%. This helps businesses to maintain productivity and reduce absence costs.

 

5)    A Nicer Place To Work

Oxford Brookes University reinforce that indoor plants are not only cheaper than expensive office décor but they also offer a guarantee of positively enhancing perception of wellbeing. Plants promote a welcoming and relaxing space.

 

Plants That Thrive In Offices: Spider Plant, Snake Plant, Peace Lilly, Air Plant, Prothos, Terrarium, Succulents and Cacti. Most of these will live happily in a warm office and survive with a watering once per week and have some daylight. Check out http://inhabitat.com/9-low-maintenance-plants-for-the-office/ if you want to explore more unusual indoor plants including the top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe according to NASA.