Entries by Daniel Fryer

Pets Mag 2018

How Animals Can Help Combat Mental Illness Patients at the Priory’s Hospital in Bristol are benefiting from the company of a “therapy dog” to help with their treatment for stress, anxiety, and depression. Lara, a rescue dog from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home (BDCH), is introduced into some therapy sessions by her owner Daniel Fryer, a senior qualified psychotherapist.

Hippocratic Post 2018

  Lara was adopted from Battersea Dogs Home and became a therapy dog by default due to my job as a psychotherapist at the Priory’s Hospital Bristol. The therapy Lara provides in my sessions doesn’t require any formal training, however, she is registered with the national organisation Pets as Therapy as a therapy animal which ensures that interactions are […]

Men, Mental Health, Barbershops and Talking

  It’s good to talk, isn’t it? Male or female, young or old, it’s good to have someone to turn to in times of trouble, yes? And yet, despite the many inroads made in raising mental health issues, men still struggle with talking about their feelings, or reaching out if they’re in difficulty. Which is […]

Stress: take back control

  Earlier this month, I talked about stress and how, according to a massive survey last year, three out of every four Brits are feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope. I also mentioned that therapy could help you to regain control. And it can, only not always in the way that you think.  But, what […]