Blog Articles by Dr Emma Gray

Blog Articles by Dr Emma Gray


Dr Emma Gray

About Me

I am often the first person with whom my patients share significant and intimate thoughts and memories; I never take that privileged position for granted nor the opportunity to help someone to feel better about themselves and discover a more fulfilling life. One of my colleague once described me as natural psychologist; I guess she was alluding to the fact that I feel at ease being a therapist, I can empathise with people’s distress and discomfort but don’t feel overwhelmed by it, I can understand their problem and know how to help, it has always just felt like what I should be doing.


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3 Tips To Cope With Anxiety

 3.6 % of the global population suffer from an anxiety disorder. However, it is a very treatable condition. Here are 3 of the most effective strategies to help you to reduce your anxiety. 1. Change Your Thoughts How we feel is determined by how we think. So, the anxiety that you feel is being generated by the way you are thinking about things. The first type of thought that creates anxiety is one in which we overestimated the chances of something bad happening, this could be (us) doing something […]...

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What Is Perfectionism?

by Dr Emma Gray - 9th June, 2018
What Is Perfectionism?

Perfectionism is when trying to do your best tips over into a desire to perform at the highest possible level in most things. Clinical Perfectionism is when this desire becomes something that you NEED to do in order to feel ok about yourself and when you fall short of this unrelenting standard you harshly criticise yourself. Do you suffer from Clinical Perfectionism? Ask yourself the following questions to see if you are suffering with Clinical Perfectionism: Do you feel that you must be the best at most of what you […]...

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What Are The Benefits Of Meditation?

Meditation used to be the sole reserve of Tibetan monks and Master Yogis but now it is well and truly part of the public consciousness with videos on YouTube, Apps and countless online articles and books. So why, after hundreds of years, is meditation suddenly so en vogue. Basically, science has stepped in and proven it’s worth. So, what exactly can you expect to achieve if you take up meditation. First all of all it is important to point out that meditation is not the same as relaxation, although relaxation […]...

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Why You Should Watch Love Island – Bravado And Bikinis

Don’t Be Put Off by First Impressions The new series of Love Island started last night and with it some quite strong opinions based on first impressions of the Islanders. People can be quick to judge and judge harshly those that put themselves out there. These young people with their bravado and bikinis, who are still working out who they are and how they want to be, can become easy targets for the anger and frustration that some of us hold on to for other things in our lives. I […]...

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