23 Feb


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15 Dec

Depressions Dangerous Secret

posted by Bernadette

Depressions Dangerous Secret

A new study which is the first of its kind has been published this week, which looked at the state of Mental Health among airline pilots, the study was carried out by Harvard’s Public Health School after Andreas Lubitz steering of the Germanwings flight into the French Alps.

The results of the study found that one in seven pilots suffer depression, with pilots aged in their forties being at most risk, the reality of this means that a worrying 14% of pilots reach the threshold of for clinical depression, reporting symptoms such as suicidal thoughts, trouble with concentration and feelings of failure.

One of the most worrying facts which the research uncovered was that there is a veil of secrecy being drawn over pilot’s mental health. This can of course can not only lead to disaster for the pilots concerned but can even lead to tragic events such as the one in the French Alps last year. Although this particular study only covered one profession the veil of secrecy isn’t something which is confined to pilots.

Many people who suffer with depression from a wide variety of professions feel compelled to keep it to themselves, with many failing to seek help as they fear that in doing so it will affect their long-term career prospects. At One Stop Psychotherapy, we want to do all we can to lift that veil   and as long term and committed supporters of the stamp out stigma campaign we believe more can and should be done to offer support to those who are in need.

There are many people working in high risk environments where maintaining good Mental health can be a challenge, the Police, Armed forces, Medical, Aviation in fact any job at all where pressure to succeed is high or where lifesaving decisions are being made on a daily basis. The fact is that it is all of our responsibilities to ensure the  good mental wellbeing of those who ensure that we live our lives in safety, we cannot and should not expect them to deliver the important work they do alone and without support.

With this in mind we would like to invite you all to join us in being vocal about stamping out the stigma of Mental Health, you can start by sharing this and other stories and by joining us on Facebook and twitter to spread the word, no person should be left to feel isolated and alone when dealing with any form of mental health problem, it’s the very essence of why was formed, so that there would always be a place people can go 24/7 to seek help and assistance. 

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17 Nov Crossing International Borders

posted by Bernadette Crossing International Borders

It’s been a little while since we checked in to give you all an update on how things are progressing with the team at the One Stop Psychotherapy Shop, so today I thought it would be a good idea to let you know about international developments and how we are now moving towards being a truly international provider of “online psychotherapy”  

For those of you who have been following our progress into the world of online therapy and video counselling, you will already be aware that our service is aimed at providing treatment without borders and in the last few weeks the One Stop Psychotherapy Shop, has truly become an international provider of online video counselling.

We have seen a spike of enquiries from a number of countries around the world from clients who are seeking late night instant counselling sessions, our research tells us that the vast majority of people who find us are in need of instant access to counselling and psychotherapy and thankfully they are managing to find and connect with us 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Our research also tells us that we are not just crossing international lines with countries just like the UK, but we are crossing borders into countries from all parts of the cultural spectrum, people in need of late night instant counselling sessions and who are specifically looking for online video counselling and psychotherapy come from counties such as:

·         America

·         Canada

·         Australia

·         China

·         Russia

·         India

·         France

·         Brazil

·         Spain

·         Germany

·         Malaysia

·         Austria

One interesting statistic that has caught our eye at head office, is the fact that since the result of the US election on the 9th of November, we have seen the number of visitors from the USA almost triple overnight and that number has remained static for a week.

Our aim is to become a world leader when it comes to providing online therapy and counselling, and to do this we need the support of people like you, we would like to thank each and every person who uses the site, whether you are a client or a therapist providing counselling and therapy online, and we look forward to sharing with you news of our continued growth and success in the months to come.



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24 Oct

Our friends over at the web site posted this informative article concerning life insurance for mental health patients

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Our friends over at  the web site  " Doesn't grow on trees"  posted this informative article concerning life insurance for mental health patients. 

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24 Oct

Our friends over at the web site " Doesn't grow on trees" posted this informative article concerning life insurance for menta

posted by Bernadette

Our friends over at  the web site  " Doesn't grow on trees"  posted this informative article concerning life insurance for mental health patients. 

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11 Jul


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New Changes to our web site and launch of new courses coming this summer and winter at Tosps 

We have listened carefully to the needs of our members and worked hard to implement some new modules and changes on the web site.

New courses coming soon at TOSPS

Tosps will be launching its series of new training courses across a wide variety of topics this Summer.

Starting in July at the Isbourne Holistic center in cheltenham we will roll out our bespoke cyber security course to counsellors working online. Please see our forthcoming events page for more details.

During August we will see the launch of the "Without prejudices" 6 week course, covering workshops on how to deal with your own prejudices and client prejudices, this deep and taboo subject with cover counseling in multicultural society, nationwide and overseas

Our train the trainer courses will launch in September and I will write in more detail about this endorsed course shortly.

Also in September we are launching a workgroup for young people 17 to 21 to teach them adult life skills and offer a safe place to meet to be taught essential skills like banking, baking, form filling, and all the essential practical skills that so often do not get taught in school or in the home. watch out for more information on this.

Our web site has also recently developed a new module that will allow your clients to contact you with any questions they might have for you prior to making a booking with you, clients will also be able to send you a file and you can respond to them instantly to help secure the booking. The new module will be found on your profile page under your blogs, but a link to it will be clearly displayed under your green "book this therapist" link

The launch of our new Cyber security seal award certificate and exam is now on the site, you can take the test any time just click on the link for cyber security. 

Why not visit our Cyber education hub and learn more about internet security .

Members will also notice in their admin area that they can now set their payment currency into different foreign currencies. making it easier for them to accept payment in euro and usd along will all major currencies.


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13 Mar


posted by Bernadette

The best way to kill a taboo subject is to get everyone talking about it. is currently doing research AND would like to hear about your tips to encourage and help people to START to talk to their friends/family about their mental problems for the first time.



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