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Blog by Dan Roberts MPD CBT, Therapist in Highgate, North London

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» 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 18.09.2014

» 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 15.09.2014

» 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 09.09.2014

» 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 12.09.2014

» 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 05.09.2014

» 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 30.08.2014

» Anxiety: the solution

Do you struggle with worry and anxiety? If so, here are some of the ways you can help yourself, as well as a guide to cognitive therapy for anxiety read article

Added on 02.09.2014

» Anxiety: the problem

If you have difficulties with anxiety, it's helpful to understand why we feel it - and especially what makes some people more anxious than others read article

Added on 01.09.2014

» When someone you love is depressed

When someone close to you has a mental health problem like depression, it's hard to know how best to help - here are some simple things you can do read article

Added on 28.08.2014

» What is the anxiety formula?

Understanding the 'anxiety formula' will help you understand why you get anxious and, crucially, how to help yourself feel calmer and more in control read article

Added on 24.08.2014

» Why do we worry?

Worry is a normal response to problems we are trying to solve - but worrying can get out of control. Try this simple CBT technique today to worry less read article

Added on 19.08.2014

» How mindfulness meditation helps with anxiety and depression

Research shows that the daily practice of mindfulness meditation counters anxiety and depression, as well as increasing calmness and wellbeing read article

Added on 03.08.2014

» Why 'should' and 'must' can damage your health

Simply changing the language you use, either when speaking or thinking, can have a profound impact on your mental health and wellbeing read article

Added on 14.08.2014

» What The Wizard of Oz can teach us about anxiety

Anxiety almost always leads to avoidance - but, as this classic movie reminds us, to conquer our fears we need to confront them read article

Added on 01.07.2014

» Which form of therapy is best for anxiety?

If you are struggling with worry and anxiety, should you choose counselling, cognitive therapy or another form of psychotherapy? read article

Added on 08.08.2014

» How compassion soothes the anxious mind

Compassion is a wonderful antidote to stress and anxiety - so learning to be kinder and more compassionate to yourself is a key part of any therapy read article

Added on 10.07.2014

» Thought-action fusion explained

Thought-action fusion is an unhelpful thinking style often found with OCD, but also in other anxiety disorders such as generalised anxiety disorder read article

Added on 05.06.2014

» Most common phobias

According to a recent survey, we are most afraid of heights, snakes and public speaking - with spiders, enclosed spaces and mice not far behind read article

Added on 15.07.2014

» Learning to like yourself

At the root of many problems - such as low self-esteem, chronic depression or anxiety - is the feeling that we just don't like ourselves very much read article

Added on 10.05.2014

» What are 'safety behaviours' in CBT?

Cognitive therapists often refer to safety behaviours - but what are they and why do they serve to maintain conditions like social anxiety and OCD? read article

Added on 30.04.2014
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