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…

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

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…

Self Therapy

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…

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…

Emetophobia – How can therapy help?
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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…

5 Facts about OCD

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…

Radio 4 Discusses Anxiety Problems
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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…