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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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Counselling – Patient Survey Results

This data is drawn from a sample of 306 patients (169 women and 137 men) who received a course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from The British CBT & Counselling Service between 2008 and 2011 for a range of mental health problems including anxiety (24.8%), panic attacks (17.3%), depression (4.9%), bereavement (4.9%) , obsessive compulsive disorder (7.1%), post traumatic stress disorder (3.9%), bulimia nervosa (4.2%), anorexia nervosa (0.6%), binge eating disorder (1.6%), and low self esteem (1.3%). Patients were a case series recruited over a 3 year period. Patients were asked […]...

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Is Your Therapist As Qualified As They Say They Are?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is recommended by the government as the treatment of choice for a range of mental health problems including Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder).  In many cases the evidence has proven it to be more effective in alleviating symptoms and with longer lasting results than medication, the traditional way of treating mental health problems and the one often advocated by busy GPs with limited funding and resources. However, despite recent […]...

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EMDR Counselling – Does It Work?

Heralded as a ‘miracle cure’, EMDR has an almost cult like following amongst some practitioners. Maybe it our wish to believe in the existence of a quick fix magical solution to our problems or just our fascination with the Victorian parlour trickery but few psychological treatments have received such remarkable attention, especially in the absence of a solid evidence base of it’s effectiveness. Numerous controlled studies show that EMDR ameliorates symptoms of civilian PTSD better than doing nothing, but not a shred of good evidence exists that EMDR is superior […]...

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