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heatwave moods

Do Heatwaves Impact Your Mental Health?

It seems that heatwaves are becoming more and more common, and with them, the warnings about their potential danger to health. You might think this just refers to physiological issues such as heatstroke and dehydration, but for some people, especially those with pre-existing psychiatric conditions, the mental impact can also be profound. How hot weather impacts mental health The increasing

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Relationship Therapy For Couples

Some people may be embarrassed to admit that something has gone wrong with their relationship. It may not even be something big, just a misunderstanding or failure of communication that nevertheless has started to fester. Couples therapy is a way to work on these issues, both individually and together. A happier, healthier relationship will mean a happier, healthier life overall.

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Counselling For Teenagers

Few things in life are more difficult than being a teenager, at least from the perspective of the teenager in question. It’s hardly surprising, with teenage years being a period of rapid change and growing pressures. Providing support for teenagers doesn’t mean solving all of their problems for them but instead teaching them how to manage difficulties for themselves as

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CBT for eating disorders

Can CBT Help With Eating Disorders?

An eating disorder is not simply being fussy, following a diet trend, or any of the other relatively common quirks and difficulties people experience with their eating habits from time to time. People seek help with eating disorders because of the debilitating effect they have on their health and well-being. One of the most common reasons for a request for

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Online counselling for anger issues

Anger is an emotion we all feel, but there are times when we can find that we are not controlling our anger well. Many people find that anger issues creep up on them slowly, and before they know it they are experiencing frequent angry outbursts. They may start by feeling a little irritable, especially with loved ones. This sometimes builds

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Sleep Problems

How online therapy for sleep problems helps

Sleep is a vital bodily process. It has a profound effect on our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Unfortunately, it is also something that can easily go wrong. Sleep therapy can be invaluable for those with sleep problems and online therapy for sleep allows a convenient, highly approach to improving sleep quality.What are sleep problems? A sleep problem is anything

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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders There are several contributing factors which can lead to an eating disorder. There is no definitive checklist, but you could expect to see recurrent themes for those suffering with this. There are of several types of eating disorders. We are focusing on Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa. According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) “Although

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Couples Trauma Therapy

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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Social Anxiety in Teenagers

Challenges teenagers face During lockdown the life of teenagers was affected beyond measure. All aspects of their lives were thrown into the confusion. Teenagers have the least secure jobs of any age group meaning their work and income was entirely out of their control, and the option to work from home was not something as easily available to them. Teenagers

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Christmas has made me depressed

Dear Dr Gray, I am worried that there is something wrong with me. I really didn’t enjoy Christmas, if I’m honest, I never do. I am surrounded by my family, have time off work and pretty much spend the whole time counting the days until I can return to normality. This makes me feel really depressed, everyone else is having

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My emotions scare me

Dear Dr Gray, I’m not sure if this is a mental health problem, or even if therapy can help me, but I am scared of my emotions. I feel completely overwhelmed by anxiety, anger and depression, I even find positive emotions like excited and happiness a little hard to bear sometimes. I do my best to avoid feelings by bingeing

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Am I a perfectionist?

Dear Dr Gray, I think I am a perfectionist. Everything I do I feel I have to do perfectly yet despite putting what feels like 110% into everything I am never satisfied with anything and still constantly feel like a failure. I feel pretty depressed about this as it seems like there is no way to improve the situation as

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Dear Dr Gray, I have been with my partner for 8 years and unhappy I think for 7 but I am too scared to leave because I am worried that I won’t find anyone else and I don’t want to be alone. I am starting to feel really depressed and at times quite anxious about the whole thing. What should

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