Linda Oram Norwich Therapies Blog

 News and Views about psychotherapy, counselling and hypnotherapy for mental health in Norwich, Norfolk.

Psychotherapy for Norwich, Norfolk

Psychotherapy for Norwich, Norfolk

What is Psychotherapy? Psychotherapy is very simply a ‘talking therapy’ which can help with issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, addictions, grief, overwhelming stress and trauma.  It’s a way of helping people using psychological,...

Lockdown 3 – Coping Strategies to stay positive

Lockdown 3 – Coping Strategies to stay positive

Happy New Year everyone - or is it? We are living under Lockdown 3 restrictions and today is ‘Blue Monday’, the most depressing day of the year - or is it?Personally I’m using all my coping strategies to stay positive, and since New Year, I’ve been mindfully...

Psychotherapist or Counsellor?

Psychotherapist or Counsellor?

Psychotherapist or Counsellor? Personally I use these titles interchangeably, meaning that I use ‘talking therapies’ to help my clients find peace, contentment and happiness.  I don’t adhere to one particular therapy approach, but tend to dip in and out of many,...

Garden Therapy Room

Garden Therapy Room

Update from the Garden Therapy Room - August 2023 I’ve been working in my garden therapy room for two and a half years now, and both myself and my clients love it! It is a lovely comfortable and peaceful space, except for the sound of the birds, and my clients love...

Top Tips for getting through COVID19

Top Tips for getting through COVID19

So what can I say about these unprecedented times that hasn’t already been said. Probably nothing that you haven’t already heard on the news, social media and well-meaning friends and family.  The overriding message that I’m hearing from clients is that it’s the fear...

Anxiety and Hypnotherapy

Anxiety and Hypnotherapy

Most of the clients I see suffer from anxiety and low self esteem; in fact, almost every email, text or phonecall I receive from a potential new client uses the word ‘anxiety’, and underlying this anxiety is usually a very low self esteem. Hypnotherapy is such an...

I am an authorised Human Toolbox Practitioner

I am an authorised Human Toolbox Practitioner

Update from Linda Oram, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist - August 2023 I use aspects of this wonderfully straight-forward therapy approach in almost all my sessions with clients. How many of you have been given the ‘Pleasure Exercise’ or the “Worry Journal’ for...

Embracing 2019

Embracing 2019

Update by Linda Oram, August 2023 Well, who knew that just over a year after writing this blog, the world would be hit by the Covid Pandemic... Like so many others, my therapy business took a huge hit from the lockdowns; all my sessions had to go online, which was...

Breathing for Anxiety.

Breathing for Anxiety.

7 - 11 Breathing I teach most of my clients a breathing technique which I have ‘borrowed’ from the Human Givens College. I usually demonstrate it the first time I meet a new client, particularly if they suffer from anxiety, stress, panic attacks, etc., as this simple...

I’m in the Golden Guide!

I’m in the Golden Guide!

This is a free, glossy magazine which is delivered to houses within the 'Golden Triangle' of Norwich, and advertises local businesses. I know that asking for help is often the hardest thing for people who are feeling very low to do, but it's the first step to feeling...

Mindful Hobbies

Mindful Hobbies

Updated by Linda Oram - August 2023 I still regularly mention ‘mindful hobbies’ to my clients, in conjunction with the ‘Pleasure Exercise’ from the Human Toolbox! Apart from distracting you from unpleasant thoughts, they are an excellent way of boosting our happy...

More than half your body is not human!

More than half your body is not human!

Scientists believe they can understand how the brain works by researching the gut http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43815370 If you are a human being, you must read this article! Scientists are coming to the conclusion that our 'microbiome', the trillions of microbes...