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Mental health

The difference between panic attacks and anxiety ?

By Sarah Rees

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 ?

What is a panic attack and symptom check list

By Sarah Rees

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

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Is It Time to Seek Professional Help?

By Sarah Rees

Obsessive about organising your closet till it looks just perfect? Can’t live a single day without your hand sanitiser? This can be a natural feeling because every one of us can be obsessed over little things in life. However, if you experience recurring thoughts that disturb you even if you try to avoid them, and … Read More about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Is It Time to Seek Professional Help?

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?

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