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online therapy

Why Choose Online Therapy?

Therapy involves the treatment of mental health concerns as well as behavioural challenges through communication and skill-building from a qualified mental health therapy professional. At The British CBT & Counselling Service, we offer a range of psychological therapies including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). There are over five hundred different types of psychological therapies or talking therapies currently available as well

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body dysmorphic disorder

What is the Best Treatment for Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)?

BDD is an anxiety disorder that effect approximately 1 in 50 people. It effects both men and women of any age but is particularly common in teenagers and young adults. For more information about BDD watch this video: There are 2 types of treatment that have been proven to be effective for BDD, medication and talking therapy. I will explain

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thinking statue

Self Therapy

In this blog I am going to show you how to carry out your own therapy session. The techniques are based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is currently the most effective treatment for a wide range of mental health problems including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and confidence. 1. Set aside 10-15 minutes, once a week. It

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Birth trauma treatment

Birth Trauma Treatment

In this blog I am going to explain what treatment for Birth Trauma involves. This is a problem that affects 25-35% of women. Birth Trauma also affects men, so in this article I will refer to the sufferer as ‘the parent”. There are two treatments that are thought to be effective for Birth Trauma, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye

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Perfectionism

What is Perfectionism?

Perfectionism is when trying to do your best tips over into a desire to perform at the highest possible level in most things. Clinical Perfectionism is when this desire becomes something that you NEED to do in order to feel ok about yourself and when you fall short of this unrelenting standard you harshly criticise yourself. Do you suffer from

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Coping with Depression

4 Tips To Cope With Depression

 It is estimated by the World Health Organisation that if current trends continue, by 2020 Depression will be the second most disabling condition in the world, after heart disease. There are however some very effective strategies that can help you to cope with Depression, in this blog I am going to share 4 of the best. 1. Activity Scheduling

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Prince Harry

Prince Harry & Mental Health

Prince Harry Discloses Seeking Help with Mental Health Prince Harry has revealed that he pursued counselling after he “shut down all his emotions” for nearly two decades as a result of struggling to cope with grief of his mother’s death.  In his interview with The Telegraph Prince Harry shared, “my way of dealing with it was sticking my head in

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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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ocd therapy

5 Facts about OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 1. How Common is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects between 1 and 3 % of children and adults and in 80% of adult cases symptoms develop before the age of 18 years. 2. What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety based disorder.  This means that at the core

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Anxiety therapy

Radio 4 Discusses Anxiety Problems

Anxiety, the often debilitating problem suffered by millions of people worldwide, was the topic under discussion on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour this morning.  Highlighting the overwhelmingly distressing nature of the physical and psychological symptoms of this mental health problem the programme talked to Dr David Clarke, a Professor of Psychology and expert in the field of Anxiety and Cognitive

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I can’t control my temper

Dear Dr Gray, I seem to feel angry all of the time and I am wondering if I need some kind of therapy or maybe some anger management. Most of the time I can keep a lid on it but from time to time (and this is starting to happen more often) I completely lose it, sometimes over really little

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I need help sleeping

Dear Dr Gray, I have a sleep problem. I can usually get to sleep without too much trouble but I then wake up a couple of hours later and find it almost impossible to get back to sleep.  Some nights I get as little as 2 hours sleep. I had some counselling sessions a few months ago and was taught

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How do I persuade my partner that we need marriage counselling

Dear Dr Gray , I think my husband and I need marriage counselling but I think if I suggest it he will just say no. I have had therapy (CBT I think) in the past for depression and found it really useful but he thinks that we shouldn’t talk to strangers about our problems. Annabel (Marylebone) Dr Gray Replies…….. Dear Annabel,

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Self harm counselling

Overcoming Self Harm / Self Injurious Behaviour

Overcoming Self Harm / Self Injurious Behaviour Self Harm or Self Injurious Behaviour is where an individual causes physical harm to themselves. Self harm can either be impulsive (the behaviour is not planned in advance but performed in a reactive way in response to an unforeseen trigger) or compulsive (carried out with intent and forethought). Self harm includes behaviours such

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Stress

Stress

Stress is a type of anxiety and it is the way that we respond to a challenge. Stress involves a reaction from both our mind and body and in appropriate measure stress is an adaptive, helpful and necessary way of dealing with demands. Stress motivates us to deal with tasks; once our brain identifies a challenge or demand it releases

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how to choose a therapist

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,

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Panic Attacks? The Top 5 Reasons behind Stress

Stress is a part of life. It can manifest itself in different ways, depending on your situation. Knowing the key causes of stress and panic attacks may help you avoid some effects and be healthier. As one of the leading firms offering counselling in Clapham, we provide you the probable reasons behind your stress. Financial Problems Money is the number

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Depression

Gastro Psychology – New Treatment For IBS

Cheap, Effective, Long Lasting Results in Just 10 weeks Recent research suggests that relief for millions of IBS sufferers could be just around the corner. A study conducted at The Stockholm Centre for Psychiatry Research found that an internet based treatment programme combining Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), exposure and mindfulness techniques resulted in a significant reduction of IBS symptoms in

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Accident and Emergency

Majority of Heart Attack Victims Could Just Be Anxious

Research Suggests Large Numbers of People Suspected Of Having Heart Attacks Are Actually Suffering From Anxiety. A significant majority of patients presenting to Accident and Emergency departments with a suspected heart attack are in fact experiencing a severe attack of Anxiety.  A number of studies have found that among those attending emergency departments with a chief complaint of chest pain

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Patient survey results

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%),

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Couple looking to the future

The Future Of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

The Office for National Statistics recently predicted that 35% of people born this year will live to be 100 years old. This poses a significant challenge for both physical and mental health services as this ageing population will need increased resources in order to maintain their health and wellbeing . A number of factors need to be considered and incorporated

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Therapist qualifications

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

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