Emotional Health & Wellbeing Blog

Excessive reassurance seeking & anxiety

Seeking excessive reassurance is a very common coping strategy for those that get anxious about things. ...
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How can CBT help with Postnatal Depression?

It is thought that 10-20% of new parents develop Postnatal Depression. Research has even found that ...
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International Father’s Mental Health Day

On 21st June 2021, it was International Father's Mental Health Day, a day founded by Mark ...
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What is Low Self-Esteem?

Low self-esteem is something that I see very commonly in clinical practice. Our self-esteem relates to ...
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How to manage excessive worrying

Have you always been a bit of a worrier? Do you find yourself spending lots of ...
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Baby Blues or Postnatal Depression?

Lots of new mums may wonder whether the change in how they are feeling after having ...
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Can Childhood Adversity Cause Anxiety?

I was asked recently whether childhood adversity can contribute to problems with anxiety in adulthood, so ...
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Homework in CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a very practical therapy that involves homework as a huge part ...
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Anxiety in The Body

Many people who I have worked with in therapy are so surprised to realise just how ...
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Medication for Mental Health in Pregnancy

Medication has an important part to play in the treatment of pregnancy & postnatal anxiety and ...
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Coronavirus and OCD

OCD is an anxiety disorder that is characterised by unwanted intrusive thoughts which create intense distress, ...
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Counselling or CBT?

The two most common types of psychological treatments for common mental health difficulties like Depression and ...
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What is perinatal mental health?

The term "perinatal," refers to the period from conception up until one year postnatal. During this ...
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Post-natal Depression in men/partners

We often hear about women experiencing Postnatal Depression after the birth of a child. This illness ...
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How effective is online therapy?

Historically, psychological therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy have been conducted face to face. However, in ...
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What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a NICE approved psychotherapy used to treat symptoms of anxiety and depression. ...
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