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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 than is, useful. So, I’m going to tweak the question slightly and ask instead, how do we stay the right side of this line, the side where we are able to live in a world that […]...

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Self Therapy

by Dr Emma Gray - 14th January, 2019
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 is easier to keep Self Therapy going if you make it part of your routine, so choose a time that will work for you every week. The hardest part of […]...

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How does Therapy work?

by Dr Emma Gray - 24th October, 2014
How does Therapy work?

Therapy, and by this we mean ‘talking therapy’ is currently the most effective way of treating a range of psychological, emotional, relationship and mental health problems including anxiety, depression, eating disorders (e.g. anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder), obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic attacks, stress, sleep problems, relationship problems, anger problems and more. It’s effectiveness over medication seems to be rooted in the fact that a talking therapy aims to resolve the origin of the problem rather than just trying to alleviate the presenting […]...

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5 Facts About Therapy

by Dr Emma Gray - 17th September, 2014
5 Facts About Therapy

5 Therapy Facts 1. It is estimated that currently there are over 500 different types of therapies for mental health problems. These generally fall under the umbrella of what are referred to as ‘talking therapies’ and include the more well known and proven therapies like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and the less well known therapies that currently lack any evidence base, for example Gestalt therapy, Existential Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Humanistic Therapy. 2. The effectiveness […]...

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