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Help For Friends And Family Of Mental Health Sufferers

Being close to someone who is suffering from a mental health problem can be very difficult, not knowing how to help, feeling confused about what is going on, feeling frustrated with the person, the situation, or yourself, maybe feeling isolated and hopeless about what to do next. In this blog I am going to share 6 tips to help you to help the person that you care about. 1. Inform Yourself An important first step is to find out as much as you can about the problem that your friend […]...

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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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