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Loneliness and its effects: a podcast with UKCP

What effect does loneliness have on your wellbeing? Understand it better with our Talking Therapies podcast with UKCP

by Psychologies

This episode discusses isolation and the many forms it can take – from family estrangement or moving country to lockdown, we all experience isolation, and whether it is chosen or not it can deeply affect our mental wellbeing.

In this episode, UKCP’s CEO Sarah Niblock and UKCP psychotherapist Stephen Westcott discuss how loneliness and isolation can impact us if left unaddressed, and Stephen offers some advice on how we can go about making changes to our circumstances to help with feelings of isolation.

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About the UKCP and how to find a therapist:

The UKCP: Alongside professional support for our members, we are the leading research, innovation, educational and regulatory body working to advance psychotherapies for the benefit of all. Our membership includes more than 8,000 therapists and 70 training and accrediting organisations. Members work privately, in public health or third-sector organisations, offering a range of approaches for couples, individuals, families and groups.

To find the right therapist, click here to access our directory and look at our Life Labs Channel of experts who may be able to help, or visit the UKCP's website to locate a therapist near you.

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