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Make better mental health a priority with online counselling

This post is sponsored by BetterHelp, but just so you know – we only work with brands we think you’ll really like. 

If prioritising better mental health has been on your list for a while but something’s always got in the way (whether it’s money, time or lengthy waiting lists), our sponsor is on hand to make things that little bit easier. Use code URBAN20 to get 20% off your first month.

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BetterHelp makes therapy more convenient

BetterHelp is an online therapy service that aims to make getting help easier. All you need to do is fill out a simple questionnaire, and they’ll sort the rest. You won’t need to leave home either, which is ideal for an especially cold January.

So if you’ve always seen therapy as being too expensive, too much hassle or you can’t seem to find the right therapist for you, give BetterHelp a go.

Therapy helps put you in control of your emotions

Talking therapies help treat conditions like anxiety, depression and stress for better overall mental health. A trained therapist will help you to deal with your emotions by listening to your problems and helping you understand how to cope.

But with long waiting lists and unaffordable options, therapy might not seem possible to a lot of people. With BetterHelp, it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Get personally matched with a therapist in just 48 hours

Your journey to better mental health starts at a click of this link. You’ll be sent to a short questionnaire where you’ll be asked a selection of questions about yourself and what you’re looking for in therapy.

Once you’ve filled out a questionnaire, you’ll be matched to one of BetterHelp’s 30,000 licensed therapists. They’ll use things like your therapist preferences, what you want to work on and your location to choose the right one for you. And if you don’t click with your first match? No worries, they make it hassle-free to switch to someone new.

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Once you’re matched, you’ll start your therapy journey

As soon as your therapist has been selected, you can start messaging them right away.

Your communication is completely down to you, such as choosing to only talk via messaging or scheduling calls. You can schedule weekly live sessions with your therapist with our convenient scheduling tool. These live sessions can be done over the phone call, video or live messenger chat. You’ll also be able to message your therapist whenever you need to.

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Give it a try with 20% off your first month – use code URBAN20

If you’ve been wanting to give therapy a try, or you’d like to switch to at-home therapy, this is your sign. Use code URBAN20 at checkout to get started.

Add massage to your routine for extra happy hormones

Want an extra boost? Combining massage therapy alongside counselling can be a great way to take further care of yourself over the winter months. Thanks to the increase in serotonin and dopamine (your happy hormones) and decrease in levels of cortisol (the stress hormone), many clients find massage helps improve their mood and leaves them feeling calmer than before. 

Book an at-home massage today and enjoy a natural lift in your mood, all you have to do is open the door.