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Blog by cognitive therapist Dan Roberts

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» How does 'exposure' work in CBT for anxiety?

If you are struggling with an anxiety-related problem like OCD, 'exposure' is one of the key CBT techniques. But what is it and how does it work? read article

Added on 07.02.2017

» Cognitive therapy and chronic pain

Do you suffer from chronic pain? If so, it can be debilitating and upsetting - but both cognitive therapy and mindfulness can help read article

Added on 31.12.2016

» 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

» 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

» 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 20.06.2016

» 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

» 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

» 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 10.08.2014

» 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 06.08.2014

» 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 19.08.2014
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