Addiction(s) · Alcoholism · Drugs · Eating disorders · Gambling

Recovering from Addiction

Alcohol. Drugs. Food. Gambling. Nicotine. Sex. What do these six things have in common? They are all prevalent addictions. Addictions cause us to repeat behaviours that are harmful to us. We crave the object of our addiction and cannot control the impulse to partake in it. Addiction is a devastating illness. Most addictions have negative… Continue reading Recovering from Addiction

Anxiety · Social Anxiety · Uncategorized

Reaching out to social anxiety

Introduction to social anxiety Social anxiety is a serious condition that I feel is often overlooked and under recognised by many people, even those that are affected by its symptoms. As a therapist, I am passionate about raising awareness of the condition and how the talking therapies have the potential to help. One website claims… Continue reading Reaching out to social anxiety

Anxiety · Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

The battle against OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a common mental health disorder in which a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. These obsessions are intrusive and unwanted and therefore trigger intensely distressing feelings which can significantly impact a person’s quality of life. Quite often sufferers of OCD are portrayed in the media as individuals who fear germs and clean… Continue reading The battle against OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

Anger

How is suppressing your emotions affecting your life?

We are taught to stay positive. I hear the words ‘I need to stop being angry’ so many times within therapy. So whenever you feel a tinge of anger we suppress it and hide it, so others don’t see the anger, while simultaneously stopping you from acting on the circumstance that has elicited this anger.… Continue reading How is suppressing your emotions affecting your life?