Category: Mental Health

depression

Can you prevent mental health problems?

Challenges to our mental health seem to be a part of life, a part of life with an important function. These challenges create the opportunity to learn, to develop, to evolve. The suffering that they involve providing the impetus for that development. However, there is a line past which these challenges create more suffering than is, useful. So, I’m going

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The Applications Of Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy can be used for a multitude of psychological and emotional issues. The therapy itself is based on unity and wholeness.  It is a humanistic therapy meaning that the goal is to help each individual realise their own strengths. This is done by offering judgement free understanding and experience. By using a humanistic approach in regards to therapy, the

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How To Manage Your Anxiety

Anxiety affects everyone, it can happen anytime and anywhere. It is a very normal and necessary response to certain events. Anxiety, the condition, isn’t caused by a single factor and isn’t developed over time, it’s often caused by multiple factors such as personality factors, life experiences and health. When an anxiety attack happens it can be hard to deal with,

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The Benefits of Therapy for Children

The National Health Institute (NHS) tells us that mental health conditions do not only affect adults, children can develop them too. However, developmental age can affect how a person responds to therapy. This is why people have developed therapies for children which have proven to often be more effective for young people. At The British CBT & Counselling, we offer

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Why Choose Zoom Therapy?

Attending Zoom therapy is just as effective as face to face sessions. But for some people, participating in therapy from the comfort and privacy of their own home can make all the difference. For many people, trying to find the time to meet a therapist face to face may cause them additional stress. This may end up negatively impacting their

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What is Eating Disorder Counselling?

The National Health Service (NHS) tells us that there is a huge range of eating disorders ranging from anorexia nervousa to bulimia nervousa. As a whole, eating disorders are believed to be directly responsible for more loss of life than any other mental health condition due to their dangerous physical symptoms. According to the National Institute for Health and Care

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The Benefits Of Group Therapy

Group Therapy is a form of counselling in which a therapist works with several people at the same time. It is a widely available therapy and is often used in conjunction with other treatments to create a treatment plan for patients. Various locations throughout the UK offer group therapy, including private practices, hospitals, mental health centres and community centres. Group

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Rising Fuel Bills Impacting Mental Health

With lockdown over and life returning to normal we might have expected some calmer times to allow us to get our lives back on track. Sadly, the invasion of Ukraine has meant this is nearly impossible. Rising costs The Russian invasion of Ukraine is devastating for those in the country. It’s also having a massive effect around the world, in

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What Is Cognitive Analytic Therapy?

So you have decided that therapeutic support might just help you. Great! Now, your journey to improving your mental health can move onto the next step: finding a therapeutic method that suits you and your needs. During the course of this blog post, we will discuss just one of these methods: Cognitive Analytic Therapy. What Is Cognitive Analytic Therapy? Cognitive

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confidence

5 Tips For Improving Your Confidence

Whether at work or in our personal lives, our confidence and self-assuredness help to make sure we are striving to be the best we can be. While too much confidence can be a challenge, too little can impact many aspects of your life, including your mental health.  So, how can you work to improve your confidence? We have put together

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Belle Dingle

Why Is Belle Dingle Hearing Voices?

In recent weeks Emmerdale’s Belle Dingle has seen a return of the distressing voices that we first saw her experiencing back in 2014. But what causes someone to hear voices in the first place? In this blog I explain what is meant by voice hearing and what you can do if it affects you or someone you know. Our thoughts

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phobia

Emetophobia – How can therapy help?

In a recent article from BBC News we learnt of a young woman’s fear of vomiting, also known as Emetophobia which affects thousands of people in the UK.  Emetophobes have a fear of vomiting, seeing others being sick, feeling nauseous or seeing vomitus – the phobia is often characterised by avoidance behaviours for example the sufferer may restrict their diet

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How do Core Beliefs Cause Mental Health Problem?

Core Beliefs – The Reason for Mental Health Problems What are Core Beliefs? Core beliefs are the cause of the majority of mental health problems. A core belief is a well established belief that we hold about ourselves, other people or the world. Core beliefs develop as a result of our early experiences in childhood and go on to influence

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False Memory Syndrome

Repressed Memories To understand what False Memory Syndrome it is important to first understand what a repressed memory is. Repressed memories where first identified by Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis and are believed to be memories that have been blocked out because they are associated with a traumatic event. The theory is a controversial one with some psychologists dismissing the

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Prioritise Mental Health Now!

Prioritise Mental Health Now! The Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies has spoken out about the urgent need to prioritise the treatment of mental health illness in the UK. It is estimated that mental health illnesses like anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and eating disorders not otherwise specified {EDNOS}) are costing the

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Am I Neurotic or Psychotic – how do I tell?

There has long been confusion amongst individuals suffering with mental health problems as to whether they are neurotic or psychotic with many fearing that if they have a neurotic problem they will soon also develop a psychotic problem. Neurotic problems are problems such as anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders (including bulimia disorder,

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Mental Health – Eroding the Stigma

The recent public furore in relation to the sale by major UK retailers, Tesco, Asda and Amazon of offensive halloween costumes depicting “mental patient” characters has reignited the debate surrounding mental health and public perception. The release of the costumes for sale was met with a great deal of press coverage and led to a twitter storm. The vast majority

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Taboos about mental health in football

Taboos about mental health in football Recent high profile cases have shown the severe mental health problems many current and former professional footballers face. It is easy to assume that these sportsman lead a blessed life away from the pressures and anxieties that most of us face, however, the actual facts point to a very different reality. Pressure to perform,

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Who is most vulnerable to mental health issues?

Causes and Treatment For Mental Health Problems; Key Considerations. Western societies greatly exaggerate the difference between humans, dividing us into the ‘haves’, ‘have nots’ and ‘have lots’, with the ‘have nots’ being at greater risk of physical and mental health problems including anxiety (including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, stress and panic attacks), depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders

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Midlife Crisis

Midlife Crisis Towards the middle of our lives we experience a flood of awareness. This can be triggered by any number of events including health problems, divorce, death or children leaving home. At this point in our lives we realise that we have lived at least half of our life, we start to review what we have achieved and consider

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