Client Stories

We’ve found that one of the best ways for you to learn about what we do…is from our clients themselves. Here you will find plenty of information about our client’s experiences of group therapy, the recovery journey and much more.

Understanding Mental Health, Mental Illness And Mental Disorders

Understanding Mental Health, Mental Illness And Mental Disorders

Understanding Mental Health, Mental Illness And Mental Disorders

There are many different mental illnesses which have different symptoms and impact differently on people’s lives. They can have an effect on your thoughts, emotions, physical wellness, behaviours and the way you interact with others. It is possible to have both poor mental health and a mental illness at the same time. Unfortunately, the illness can sometimes become more visible …

A Reminder That It’s Okay To Talk About Mental Health

A Reminder That It’s Okay To Talk About Mental Health

A Reminder That It’s Okay To Talk About Mental Health

Why talking is the key to breaking the stigma around mental health and mental illness, and helping people to get the help and support they need. Across the world, thousands of people suffering from Mental Health conditions are deprived of their Human Rights. Not only are they discriminated against, stigmatised and disregarded, they are also subject to emotional and physical …

5 Tips for Positive Self-Talk

5 Tips for Positive Self-Talk

5 Tips for Positive Self-Talk

Social media can an inspiring platform for community and friendship, but it can also breed insecurity. With all the different personalities and filters, it’s very easy to lose yourself, and get caught “comparing your behind the scenes to someone else’s show reel”. If you’ve experienced a negative relationship with social media, and have found that critical voice rising up just to put …

OCD Explained

OCD Explained

OCD Explained

It is an anxiety disorder which encompasses people having recurrent and persistent thoughts, images or urges or unwanted experiences.  People suffering with OCD usually tend to ignore their thoughts or urges by performing a compulsion.   OCD can be caused by several factors however it is mostly thought that psychological and biological components are the main causes.  OCD can have …

Dignity in Mental Health

Dignity in Mental Health

Dignity in Mental Health

Not only are they discriminated against, stigmatised and disregarded, they are also subject to emotional and physical abuse from both the community and Mental Health facilities.  Every individual, no matter whether they have a mental illness or not should have the right to be treated with respect and dignity, but unfortunately this is not the case.  We believe that dignity …

The Stigmatisation of Psychotherapy

The Stigmatisation of Psychotherapy

The Stigmatisation of Psychotherapy

  So why is there still so much stigma surrounding it? This year National Psychotherapy Day is being held on Friday 25 September.  It is a dedicated day to the promotion, research and support of Psychotherapy for all who need it.  Here at The Recover Clinic, we believe that Psychotherapy is a natural solution revolving around conversation and relationship, focused …

How To Manage Exam Stress

How To Manage Exam Stress

How To Manage Exam Stress

For the majority of the population, exams provoke a natural level of stress and anxiety. For some however, the exam period can be especially overwhelming if you are also suffering from an eating disorder, or another mental health problem. Fuelled by the anxiety and pressure to perform well, your mental health may end up deteriorating, alongside an increase in eating disorder …

How Can We Challenge the Stigma Surrounding Depression?

How Can We Challenge the Stigma Surrounding Depression?

How Can We Challenge the Stigma Surrounding Depression?

Did you know that a quarter of the population experience some form of mental health problem at some point during their life? More specifically, depression has one of the most prevalent mental illnesses, with 1 in 3 people experiencing depressive symptoms at some point during their lifetime. Sadly, despite this high prevalence, mental health is still widely misunderstood. It is …

Compulsive Exercising – How much is too much?

Compulsive Exercising – How much is too much?

Compulsive Exercising – How much is too much?

From an early age, the health benefits of regular exercise have been drilled into us. However, we are rarely warned about the dangers of over-exercising, which can lead to negative health effects such as exhaustion, injuries and isolation. Compulsive exercising is characterised by a significant amount of physical activity, combined with a compulsive need to do the activity. Literature has …