What is Integrative CBT?

As a psychotherapist who has had a fairly typical eclectic training, I gradually came to specialise in the Cognitive Behavioural approach over more than 25 years experience as a practitioner. CBT currently seems to be the most solidly evidence-based psychotherapeutic approach, in both theory and practice. However, I also believe that it is best used […]

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Being a Worrier – Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Worry is common and normal – we all worry sometimes. In other words, we anticipate what could go wrong, we imagine a range of possible negative scenarios, we speculate “What if…” in every possible variety. But usually we snap out of it (at least until the next time…) This is not pleasant, and most of […]

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What is Addiction?

What is Addiction?   “Addiction”, “addictive” and “addicted” are very commonly used terms these days, not only in relation to familiar traps such as alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, heroin, cocaine etc, but also when talking about the newer challenges posed by ever-present availability of social media, pornography, dating apps, gaming, online shopping, etc, etc. Sometimes these […]

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How to be Anxious

It’s quite easy to be anxious, as most of us know from experience. All you have to do is a few of the following (or all of them, if you want to be very anxious): Spend a lot of time imagining and thinking repetitively about the many things that could possibly go wrong for you […]

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