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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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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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Christmas Is So Expensive!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – and wonderfully expensive, too… I was struck the other day by how expensive December has been – my childrens’ Christmas parties and activities, Christmas shopping, food and otherwise. This ties in with a recent news item highlighting that the cost of home-cooked Christmas dinner has risen by 18% compared to last

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Treating Childhood Depression

Treating Depression in Children

It is estimated that in the UK alone there are 80,000 children suffering from Depression, that equates to about 4% of children. In this blog I am going to go through what treatment for these children involves. Unfortunately, there is currently no good quality evidence indicating what the best treatment for children with depression is. So, I am going to

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Depression in Children

How to Spot Depression in Children

 Low mood in children is often dismissed as a passing phase, sometimes as just part of growing up. However, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence estimates that in the UK alone 80,000 children suffer from depression, 8,000 of those are under 10. Depression is not a problem that will just go away on its own. Here are the signs

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Dealing with Exam Stress

How To Deal With Exam Stress

In this blog I am going to describe 5 tips for dealing with exam stress and a 6th tip if you are a parent reading this trying to help your child. The first thing to remember is that a certain amount of anxiety and stress in the lead up to exams is normal and necessary. Nature has designed us to

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How to Tackle Bullying

How To Tackle Bullying

 In this blog I am going to describe a 10-step plan to tackle bullying. 1. Work Closely with your Child’s School Sooner Rather than Later The sooner you can start working with the school to stop your child being bullied the better. This may seem like an obvious thing to say but bullying is often a contentious issue and

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5 ways to help your child cope with anxiety

Anxiety is common in childhood and, as parents, you are the best resource your child has to get through it. Here are 5 things you can do straight away to support them. 1. Remind them they’re not alone Remember going through something difficult as a child and feeling like you were the only person in the world this was happening

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How To Spot Cyberbullying And What To Do About It

How To Spot Cyberbullying And What To Do About It With the recent advances in technology and the internet, bullying has been taken to a whole new level.  Kids, teens and adults are all prone to being cyber bullied via social media channels and websites.  Cyberbullies are just the same as regular bullies, except it can sometimes feel even scarier

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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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Do We Need To Learn How To Be Parents?

The foundation of our self esteem and confidence and therefore our mental health lies in our early childhood experiences and so therefore with our parents. It is through the explicit and implicit messages that they give us that we develop the beliefs about ourselves, our value and capacity and what to expect from other people and the world, which form

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How To Fail – The Most Important Lesson To Teach Our Children

Encouraging competition and achievement is the cornerstone of capitalism and the foundation upon which western societies are built and as a result our fear of failure is frequently the biggest obstacle that we face when embarking upon new challenges.  However, every psychological study of enhancing success says that if you want to help people gain confidence and succeed you need

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