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The Register has been in existence since 1997 and was previously known as the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKRCP). It is governed by the Register Advisory Board, which is chaired by Professor Ed Sallis OBE.

Read more: the importance of your therapist being registered and accredited

Psychoanalytic theory was the first modern approach to psychotherapy, and even today many schools of psychotherapy are defined by the ways they differ from psychoanalysis.


Psychotherapy's concerned with instincts and the unconscious mind, based on the idea that we may have memories or thoughts that we've masked using our mental energy in getting on with the demands of everyday life.

Read more: a brief look at the history of counselling & psychotherapy

World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention, promotion and treatment services. This year the theme for the day is “Depression: A Global Crisis”.

Read more: world mental health day - Wednesday 10th October

The Hypno-Gastric Band is a very powerful method to treat emotional overeating and to create a new attitude towards food and weight reduction.  The principle of the therapy is that the client is convinced at a subconscious level that a gastric band operation has been performed.

Read more: lose weight with hypno-gastric band therapy in cardiff

Andy is an independent Cambridge Weight Plan® consultant based in the city centre of Cardiff.  Cambridge Weight Plan is the basis of a flexible range of weight management programmes aimed at both men and women. 

Read more: cambridge weight plan in cardiff and drop the extra pounds before the party season!

Clinical Hypnotherapy can help you overcome a suprisingly wide range of habits, emotional problems and phobias. It is now widely recognised as the most effective, powerful and safe way to bring about positive change in your life.

Read more: hypnotherapy in cardiff can help you overcome many issues

Sexual Minority Therapy (SMT) is aimed specifically at the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. Andy's experience in this area provides treatment that is sensitive to the specific needs of those clients, and is offered in a safe, non-judgemental environment, as all therapies' are.

Read more: gender & sexual diversity therapy in cardiff with registered psychotherapist/counsellor andy garland

Smoking cessation therapy is proven to be the most successful way to give up your smoking habit.  It only takes one 90 minute Clinical Hypnotherapy session to break your smoking habit forever.  Andy is listed on the national register for smoking cessation therapists.

Read more: stop smoking in 90 minutes with hypnotherapy in cardiff

Psychotherapy aims to help clients gain insight into their difficulties or distress, establish a greater understanding of their motivation, and enable them to find more appropriate ways of coping or bring about changes in their thinking and behaviour.

Read more: psychotherapy and counselling with andy garland in cardiff, south wales

If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.

Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you

Read more: right brain vs left brain test... do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?

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