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Perfectionism: Understanding Symptoms and Treatment

September 1, 2023

Mental Health

Did you know that perfectionism isn’t actually a mental health disorder, it’s a personality trait? But like all personality traits it can sometimes become toxic. Unhealthy perfectionism (sometimes referred to as maladaptive perfectionism) can lead to significant distress and impairment in various areas of your life. In this blog post, we’ll delve into what unhealthy […]

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Anxiety Disorders: Understanding Symptoms and Treatment

September 1, 2022

Mental Health

Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions, affecting millions of people worldwide. Whilst anxiety is a completely normal part of being a human, sometimes it can become excessive and develop into an anxiety disorder. In this blog post, we’ll explore the different types of anxiety disorders, signs of an anxiety disorder, and […]

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Low Self-Esteem: Understanding Symptoms & Treatment

August 1, 2022

Mental Health

Low self-esteem is a common but often overlooked problem that can have a significant impact on an your mental health and quality of life. However with the right understanding and treatment, you can learn to improve your self-esteem and cultivate a more positive self-image. In this blog post, we’ll explore what poor self-esteem is, common […]

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Stress and Burnout: Understanding Symptoms and Treatment

July 1, 2022

Mental Health

In today’s fast-paced world, feeling stressed and burnt out has become an increasingly common challenge that many people face. Stress can accumulate over time and lead to burnout – but with the right treatment and support you can recover and regain balance in your life. In this blog post, we’ll explore the symptoms of stress […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Anxiety

May 27, 2022

Mental Health

In simple terms, anxiety is what we feel when we’re worried, tense or afraid – particularly about things that are about to happen, or which we think might happen in the future. Collectively, we’ve just lived through an incredibly painful, uncertain period of history. At the beginning of the pandemic, between 20 March and 30 […]

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Panic Disorder: Understanding Symptoms and Treatment

May 1, 2022

Mental Health

Living with Panic Disorder can be challenging. But with the right understand and treatment, you can find relief and regain control over your life again. In this blog post, we’ll explore what panic disorder is, common symptoms, effective treatment options, and how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help you overcome your panic attacks. What is […]

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Mental Health Maintenance – Why Everyone Could Use Therapy

April 22, 2022

Mental Health

I believe in a modern approach to mental health. We all do things to look after our physical health. We go to the gym, we eat nourishing meals, and we do our best to get a good night’s sleep. We don’t wait for a health crisis to hit – we do these things to stay […]

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Generalised Anxiety Disorder: Understanding Symptoms & Treatment

April 1, 2022

Mental Health

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) can significantly impact your daily life, causing excessive worry and distress that is difficult to control. However, with the right understanding and treatment, people can overcome GAD and regain a sense of calm and control. In this blog post, we’ll explore what generalised anxiety disorder is, common symptoms, and effective treatment […]

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Social Anxiety Disorder: Understanding Symptoms & Treatment

March 1, 2022

Mental Health

Living with social anxiety disorder can feel isolating and overwhelming. But effective treatment options are available to help you overcome your symptoms and lead a fulfilling life. In this blog post, we’ll explore what social anxiety is, common symptoms, available treatment options, and the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for social anxiety. What is […]

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OCD: Understanding Symptoms and Treatment

February 1, 2022

Mental Health

Living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can be debilitating. But with the right treatment and support, you can learn to manage your symptoms and lead a fulfilling life. In this blog post, we’ll explore what OCD is, common symptoms, available treatment options, and the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for OCD. What is Obsessive Compulsive […]

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What CBT is and How it Actually Works

January 14, 2022

Mental Health

My journey to becoming a CBT Therapist started as an anxious, perfectionist teenager. Having experienced my own difficulties, I knew I wanted to help others improve their mental health and overall wellbeing. I was drawn to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) because it’s not just about talking – it’s about making changes and getting stuff done […]

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