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Blog Articles From November 2015

Blog Articles From November 2015

Phobias

by Dr Lisa Debrou - 25th November, 2015
Phobias

Do you have a phobia which is affecting your life and wish it could be different? Whilst some people learn to manage their phobias well, others are severely affected in their quality of life and daily functioning. A phobia is generally characterised by strong and intense levels of anxiety and fear. For some, the anxiety associated with a phobia can serve to maintain patterns of avoidance in life. For example, a person with a phobia of driving might avoid going anywhere that is not accessible by other means (e.g. by […]...

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Do You Constantly Worry That Your Partner Will Leave You?

Do you constantly worry that your partner will leave you?  Do you become clingy and desperate when your partner pulls away from you? Do you overact to minor things they say or do, and interpret them as signs that they don’t want to be with you? Can you be excessively jealous and possessive? Do you get angry and accuse your partner of not being loyal or faithful? Do you struggle to be away from your partner, even for a few days? Do you sometimes detach, leave or withdraw to punish […]...

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Bozos On The Bus

by Dr Katherine Mollart - 13th November, 2015
Bozos On The Bus

Bozos on the bus The following poem is linked with Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT). Ask your therapist at the British CBT and counselling service if you are interested in learning more about how this approach could be applied to your difficulties: ‘We are all half-baked experiments-mistake-prone beings, born without an instruction book into a complex world. None of us are models of perfect behaviour: We have all betrayed and been betrayed; we’ve been known to be egotistical, unreliable, lethargic, and stingy; and each one of us has, at times, […]...

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Techniques To Manage Worry

Next time you find yourself worrying about something, ask yourself ‘what am I worrying about? Can I actually do anything about this?’ If the answer to this question is ‘yes’, try problem solving. Problem solving involves the following 6 steps: Step 1: Identify/Define Problem Try to state the problem as clearly as possible. Be objective and specific about the behaviour, situation, timing, and circumstances that make it a problem. Describe the problem in terms of what you can observe rather than subjective feelings. Step 2: Generate Possible Solutions/Options List all […]...

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