Can You Prevent Mental Health Problems?
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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…

Bozos on the bus

Bozos on the bus

Bozos on the bus The following poem is linked with Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT). Ask your therapist at the British CBT and counselling service if you are interested in learning more about how this approach could be applied to your difficulties: ‘We are all half-baked experiments-mistake-prone beings, born without an instruction book into a…

5 Key Facts about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

5 Key Facts about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

5 Key Facts about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 1. Evidence Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the only type of therapy or counselling that has been shown by research to be effective across a range of mental health problems (including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders (inc….

CBT Works For Schizophrenia

CBT Works For Schizophrenia

Research has found that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is at least as effective as medication in treating Schizophrenia and Psychosis. The research, recently published in The Lancet (the world’s leading medical journal) found that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) not only resulted in an improvement in symptoms suffered by those with a diagnosis of Schizophrenia and…

Counselling and CBT for young people
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Counselling and CBT for young people

Young People and Counselling It is easy to assume that it is only rigours and demands of adult life that can lead to mental health issues that would benefit from CBT counselling and other forms of support. However, recent studies into the mental health of young adults at university and their access to counselling support,…

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Not Positive Thinking

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Not Positive Thinking

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is not as has often been simplistically suggested by the press about positive thinking or about correcting faulty thinking. It is about helping people to evaluate not just how accurate their thinking is, but also how helpful it is, so for example it may be accurate to think that you may…

The difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy
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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,…