Chelsea-based clinical psychologist, Dr Steven Mahan, outlines how therapy can help people learn new strategies to cope with their mental health difficulties as opposed to withdrawing into themselves. https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy
A very common characteristic of many mental health difficulties such as depression or anxiety is to withdraw or to shut ourselves away from loved ones or from work, and in the moment that can feel like a really helpful way of just lowering our anxiety levels or trying to increase our mood. What therapy can help with is helping you to learn new strategies to cope with these experiences in a way that doesn’t mean you have to shut yourself away, so that you can engage in life to its fullest extent so you can get most out of your life. And that can involve learning strategies, challenging difficult thoughts to try and help whatever experiences are feeling too much in that moment, to try and make them feel a bit more manageable.