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Blog by Dan Roberts MBACP, MPD CBT, Therapist in East Finchley, London

Thoughts, reflections, advice...

» What is schema therapy?

I offer both cognitive and schema therapy at my north London practice - but what is schema therapy and which problems can it help with? read article

Added on 26.11.2015

» Feeling stressed or anxious? Go easy on the caffeine

If you are struggling with stress or anxiety, some simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference - start by reducing your caffeine intake read article

Added on 19.02.2015

» Bibliotherapy for stress

If you are feeling stressed or frazzled, here are some of the best self-help books you can read to understand and manage your stress read article

Added on 07.04.2015

» The difference between pressure and stress

It's easy to confuse pressure - which can be helpful - and stress, which may cause a wide range of problems with your mental and physical health read article

Added on 30.07.2015

» BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists

I am pleased to have joined the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists - the first such register of psychological therapists in the UK read article

Added on 15.07.2015

» Superb CBT self-help book on worry

If you struggle with worry & anxiety, you should definitely read Robert Leahy's The Worry Cure - one of the best CBT self-help books I have read read article

Added on 30.08.2015

» Living a compassionate life

Buddhists have long known that compassion was an antidote to anger and hostility - in CBT we also use it to counter harshly self-critical thinking read article

Added on 01.11.2015

» How to set goals in cognitive therapy

Setting realistic, achievable goals is a key part of the cognitive therapy process - and a useful lesson for life read article

Added on 15.03.2015

» What are anxiety disorders?

If you struggle with persistent worry and anxiety, you might have an 'anxiety disorder' - which can be successfully treated with cognitive therapy read article

Added on 01.07.2015

» My new practice in East Finchley

I am moving to larger premises in East Finchley from 30th March 2015, where I will hold workshops and groups as well as one-to-one cognitive therapy read article

Added on 19.03.2015

» Acceptance vs change in cognitive therapy

Although CBT teaches us to change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours, sometimes accepting what we can't change can also be transformative read article

Added on 30.04.2015

» How to use mindfulness in daily life

If you are suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, excessive anger or an eating disorder, mindfulness can help - if you know how to use it read article

Added on 10.10.2015

» Five common myths about cognitive therapy

When I am explaining cognitive therapy to clients and students, I am keen to bust some of the most common myths - here are my top five read article

Added on 07.10.2014

» Do you struggle with addiction?

Overcoming an addiction - to food, alcohol, shopping, drugs or anything else - can be tough. But with the right help, you can do it read article

Added on 01.10.2014

» Is someone close to you narcissistic?

If someone you love or work with is narcissistic, you may experience all sorts of problems in dealing with them - but it doesn't have to be that way read article

Added on 27.09.2014

» How thinking errors affect your mood

We all engage in 'thinking errors' - interpreting things in illogical or unhelpful ways - and changing them is a key part of cognitive therapy read article

Added on 20.09.2014

» How self-criticism affects your mental health

Self-critical thinking makes you vulnerable to a wide range of psychological problems, including stress, anxiety and depression read article

Added on 07.09.2014

» Which is better for anxiety, antidepressants or CBT?

Although GPs often prescribe antidepressants for anxiety, CBT is far more effective - and is recommended by NICE - for treating anxiety issues read article

Added on 13.09.2014

» Can anxiety lead to depression?

Ongoing anxiety problems can be really debilitating, so may lead to you becoming depressed as well - cognitive therapy can help with both read article

Added on 02.09.2014

» Why exercise is vital for good mental health

Physical exercise such as swimming, jogging or walking can have a big impact on psychological problems like stress, anxiety and depression read article

Added on 26.08.2014
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