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Why Is CBT Growing in Popularity?

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) has been receiving more and more attention in recent years. If you’ve heard about CBT and are wondering what all the buzz is about, here is a summary of why CBT is...

Schema Therapy: Your Questions Answered

Considering schema therapy or simply wondering if it could help you? This type of therapy has been effective in treating a whole range of issues. If you are thinking about visiting a private London psychologist...

How Do You Know When to See a Psychiatrist?

Most of us won’t hesitate to see a doctor if we think there might be some physical issue that needs attention. Yet when it comes to our mental health, we are often far more reticent...

How to Know If It’s More Than Normal Teenage Angst – Part 2

Dealing with a teenager can be difficult at the best of times. The problem is knowing when your teenager is suffering from more than normal teenage moodiness. At our private psychiatrist London-based clinic we are...

How to Know If It’s More Than Normal Teenage Angst – Part 1

Perhaps it comes on suddenly or maybe you woke up one day and felt like you were in a body snatchers-type horror movie. Your child went from being sweet and happy to sulky and elusive....

Are You Letting a Phobia Hold You Back?

We all have our likes and dislikes and even things that scare us. What makes that different from a phobia is the debilitating nature of the fear. Do you have something that truly frightens you...

Anxiety: The Hidden Epidemic

Everyone gets nervous or anxious sometimes. In fact, that anxious feeling is probably an important part of the fight or flight instinct which helped keep our ancestors safe. Realising there is danger and responding quickly...

Why OCD Should Be Taken More Seriously

OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, sometimes seems to have become little more than a funny punchline. When people are straightening up they might say things like, “Oh I’m a bit OCD when it comes to clutter...

The Keys to Successful New Year’s Resolutions

The beginning of the year is a popular time to evaluate our lives and make plans for the coming year. Often this leads to New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, most resolutions, while well-intentioned, are not successful....

Recognising Binge Eating and Recovery

Binge eating is a condition that affects both men and women. In a consumption-orientated culture that enables excessive eating and drinking, it can feel difficult to identify a binge eating disorder from simply bad eating...