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Mental health

SAD

Seasonal affective disorder – Are you SAD?

By Sarah Rees

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?

Talk in a kinder way to yourself

Your inner critic and 5 tips to tackle it

By Sarah Rees

Be careful how you talk to yourself, you’re listening Would you talk to your best friend how you talk to yourself? Often the answer to this is, not a chance!! Studies have looked into why we are often so self-critical and it seems we think that self-criticism and harsh talking will motivate us to reaching … Read More about Your inner critic and 5 tips to tackle it

Depression - CBT can help

What is depression and how does CBT help?

By Sarah Rees

[dt_sc_one_half first] Depression Depression is one of the most common problems people struggle with in our modern world, at times being called an epidemic! Why is this? It could be viewed that life is getting easier with developing technology and easy access to information and travel. More choice, more opportunities and a 24 hour global working environment, … Read More about What is depression and how does CBT help?

OCD patient journey

One clients OCD therapy journey

By Sarah Rees

Recently one of my clients who has now recovered from OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, wrote some lovely feedback for me, which we would like to share. One of the factors in making the decision to have CBT for this client came from reading other peoples stories and experiences on a range of sites, one of … Read More about One clients OCD therapy journey

OCD - Obsessive compulsive disorder

Lets talk about OCD

By Sarah Rees

It may surprise people to know that almost a third of my enquiries are from people wanting help with OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder. OCD is a clinically recognised disorder which affects around 1-2% of the population. It can have a huge impact on people’s day to day lives. People with OCD experience a range of … Read More about Lets talk about OCD