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

Thoughts, reflections, advice...

» Yoga and mental health

If you want to feel calmer, happier and less stressed, try yoga - it will make a profound difference to your mental and physical health read article

Added on 01.06.2016

» The healing power of imagery

Imagery is a key technique in both cognitive and schema therapy, as imagery techniques transform upsetting memories linked to psychological problems read article

Added on 31.05.2016

» Try loving-kindness meditation

If you struggle with self-criticism, or suffer from stress, anxiety or depression, loving-kindness meditation could help - here's how to do it read article

Added on 10.05.2016

» Thoughts racing? This meditation will help

If you're feeling anxious or stressed, it's hard to focus the mind - your thoughts might be racing, but this simple mindfulness meditation will help read article

Added on 01.05.2016

» Compassion for all - including you

Even kind, caring people can struggle to feel compassion for themselves - if that sounds like you, remember that self-compassion is key to happiness read article

Added on 20.04.2016

» What are modes in schema therapy?

The idea of 'modes' is central to schema therapy - but what are modes and how do we work with them in problems like recurrent depression or OCD? read article

Added on 01.04.2016

» What are schemas?

In schema therapy, we work with 18 different schemas - learning about these schemas will help you understand why you think and feel as you do read article

Added on 15.02.2016

» 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 15.11.2015

» 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 15.01.2016

» 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 15.12.2015

» 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 21.06.2016

» 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 10.06.2016

» 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 27.02.2016

» 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
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