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How Does Therapy Work?

by Dr Emma Gray - 24th October, 2014
How Does Therapy Work?

Therapy, and by this we mean ‘talking therapy’ is currently the most effective way of treating a range of psychological, emotional, relationship and mental health problems including anxiety, depression, eating disorders (e.g. anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder), obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic attacks, stress, sleep problems, relationship problems, anger problems and more. It’s effectiveness over medication seems to be rooted in the fact that a talking therapy aims to resolve the origin of the problem rather than just trying to alleviate the presenting […]...

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5 Facts About Therapy

by Dr Emma Gray - 17th September, 2014
5 Facts About Therapy

5 Therapy Facts 1. It is estimated that currently there are over 500 different types of therapies for mental health problems. These generally fall under the umbrella of what are referred to as ‘talking therapies’ and include the more well known and proven therapies like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and the less well known therapies that currently lack any evidence base, for example Gestalt therapy, Existential Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Humanistic Therapy. 2. The effectiveness […]...

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Counselling And CBT For Young People

Young People and Counselling It is easy to assume that it is only rigours and demands of adult life that can lead to mental health issues that would benefit from CBT counselling and other forms of support. However, recent studies into the mental health of young adults at university and their access to counselling support, together with significant Government funding to expand an online children’s charity to assist young people suffering from mental health concerns, demonstrate that mental health issues are also prevalent amongst young people. A survey was recently […]...

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The Difference Between Counselling And Psychotherapy

There are over 500 different types of talking therapy all aimed at helping people to resolve psychological, interpersonal and behavioural problems including anxiety, depression, low self esteem, eating disorders (including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder), relationship problems, stress and panic. These psychological treatments each have their own name for example Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Counselling, Gestalt Therapy, Family Therapy, & Marriage Counselling. This vast array of talking therapies, although providing lots of choice for the individual looking to resolve a mental health problem, means that, amongst […]...

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