In my clinical practice I am regularly asked, “ What is the difference between panic attacks and anxiety” Lets start with anxiety Anxiety can take many forms – social anxiety, phobias or general anxiety. General anxiety one of the most common anxieties people suffer with where you feel a constant sense of unease, you may … Read More about The difference between panic attacks and anxiety ?
So what is a panic attack? Many of us experience a panic attack at least once in our lifetime. The experience of a panic attack should not be underestimated it is terrifying. Although panic attacks share a number of symptoms with anxiety the intensity of the symptoms are very different. A panic attack is a … Read More about What is a panic attack and symptom check list
Seasonal affective disorder – Are you SAD? One of the most common phrases in my clinic at the moment is “ I hate this time of year” and there may be good reason for this. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is experienced by about 4 % of the population with another 10-20% possibly experiencing it in … Read More about Seasonal affective disorder – Are you SAD?
Taking The First Steps In CBT Therapy Starting therapy can be daunting but don’t worry every experienced therapist will have also been in your position so they know how you feel and will set you at ease. Not knowing what questions will be asked is one of the first concerns, which are why I’ve put this … Read More about Taking The First Steps In CBT Therapy – 5 Step Guide
5 CBT tools to help change your thinking Often people chose CBT to change their thinking – So how does this work? CBT is different to other therapies, in that the therapist is a lot more active in sessions; collaboration between the client and therapist to make sense of experiences and work towards solutions is … Read More about 5 CBT tools for changing minds