Author: Dr Katherine Mollart

Worry of partner

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

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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

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Managing worry

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,

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Lifting your mood through activity

The symptoms of low mood or depression can bring about some drastic changes in a person’s life, daily routines, and their behaviour. Often it is these changes that makes mood worse and prevents the person from getting better. For example, a lack of motivation or energy can result in a person cutting back on their activities, neglecting their daily tasks

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Chronic paint

Managing chronic pain or fatigue

People who experience prolonged and severe symptoms of pain or fatigue, often try to manage it by: 1) Resting more and reducing activity in the hope of feeling better and to prevent symptoms from getting worse. 2) Pushing themselves to do as much as possible when they can, and rest more when symptoms get worse (‘all or nothing’ behaviour). Many

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Understanding the problems in your relationship

As human beings, we all have the need to feel loved and cared for, and to feel our bond with significant others is safe and secure from cradle to grave. During childhood and adolescence, when these needs aren’t met by our parent(s) whose love we need the most, we start to feel we’re unlovable or defective in some way and

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