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Blog Articles From January 2014

Blog Articles From January 2014

Do I Have An Eating Disorder

by Dr Emma Gray - 24th January, 2014

Dear Dr Gray, I have been trying to lose weight for years and in doing so have tried every possible diet you can imagine. I start well but after a few weeks (days sometimes) I end up bingeing on all the forbidden food and then in a desperate attempt to compensate I make myself sick and sometime take laxatives. Then it all starts again with another diet. It is really getting me done, I feel fat and ugly and useless. I am wondering if I might have an eating disorder, […]...

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I Can’t Control My Temper

by Dr Emma Gray - 17th January, 2014

Dear Dr Gray, I seem to feel angry all of the time and I am wondering if I need some kind of therapy or maybe some anger management. Most of the time I can keep a lid on it but from time to time (and this is starting to happen more often) I completely lose it, sometimes over really little things. I am worried because the problem is getting worse not better. Jonathon (Clapham, London) Dr Gray Replies…….. Dear Jonathon, Anger is the emotion that we fear most and as […]...

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I Need Help Sleeping

by Dr Emma Gray - 14th January, 2014

Dear Dr Gray, I have a sleep problem. I can usually get to sleep without too much trouble but I then wake up a couple of hours later and find it almost impossible to get back to sleep.  Some nights I get as little as 2 hours sleep. I had some counselling sessions a few months ago and was taught some practical strategies, like not reading in bed, getting up instead of lying in bed when I can’t sleep but they didn’t make much difference. I have always been a […]...

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Dear Dr Gray , I think my husband and I need marriage counselling but I think if I suggest it he will just say no. I have had therapy (CBT I think) in the past for depression and found it really useful but he thinks that we shouldn’t talk to strangers about our problems. Annabel (Marylebone) Dr Gray Replies…….. Dear Annabel, When people come to see a therapist for marriage counselling it is usual for one member of the partnership to be much keener on the idea than the other, so […]...

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