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What Will Happen In My First Therapy Session?

By Dr Martina Paglia | Aug 14, 2018

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN MY FIRST THERAPY SESSION? Dr Martina Paglia talks about what to expect during your first therapy session. In your first session, your therapist will spend some time getting to know you and the issues that brought you into treatment. He or she may use a formal, structured interview, or it may …

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5 Tips to Manage Social Anxiety

By Daphne Catsamba | Aug 13, 2018
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Social anxiety feels quite similar to stage fright. Many people experience the fear of public performance and it can be overwhelming. Situations such as public speaking, especially in front of a big audience, meeting a very important person, being the centre of attention or attending different social encounters, could be very difficult to handle effectively. …

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How Do I Know I Am Choosing The Right Therapist For Me?

By Dr Martina Paglia | Aug 9, 2018

HOW DO I KNOW I AM CHOOSING THE RIGHT THERAPIST FOR ME? Dr Martina Paglia talks about how to choose the right therapist for your issues. At the International Psychology Clinic we know how difficult can be to pick the right therapist. It is important to choose a therapist you can work with and trust. The …

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5 Tips to Improve Your Sleep

By Mary Egan | Aug 6, 2018

Sleeping difficulties are a common problem, from struggling to fall asleep to waking in the middle of the night multiple times or for hours on end. This can be a frustrating experience and can create a never-ending cycle as the more frustrated we get, the harder it is to fall asleep! Poor sleep quality is …

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Who Goes To Therapy?

By Dr Martina Paglia | Aug 2, 2018

WHO GOES TO THERAPY? Dr Martina Paglia talks about who goes to therapy. People have many different reasons to consult a mental health professional. Anyone can seek help for a mental health problem, without barriers of age, gender, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social class and religion. Mental health is more than the absence of mental disorders. Mental …

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5 Tips to Manage ADHD

By Mary Egan | Jul 31, 2018
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Procrastination is a common experience for most of us; whether it’s binge watching Netflix or scrolling through every social media app on your phone before even considering buckling down to work. This is even more difficult and frequent for individuals diagnosed with ADHD, who struggle to maintain concentration, switch off from distractions, plan ahead and …

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How Does Therapy Work?

By Dr Martina Paglia | Jul 26, 2018

HOW DOES THERAPY WORK? Dr Martina Paglia talks about how therapy works. Our Psychologists’ involvement starts with a comprehensive psychological assessment of clients’ needs and expectations, which usually takes between 3 to 6 sessions to complete. Following the initial stage of assessment, a case formulation and treatment plan is shared and agreed with the client. Number …

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6 Tips on How to Handle your Health Anxiety

By Daphne Catsamba | Jul 24, 2018

Do you constantly worry about your health? Are you afraid that something terrible will happen to you or that you are currently experiencing a physical illness? Do you seek reassurance from people around you? If this description reminds you of yourself, you might facing Health Anxiety. In the United Kingdom, Health Anxiety is often considered …

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Welcome to the International Psychology Clinic

By Dr Martina Paglia | Jul 16, 2018

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY CLINIC Dr Martina Paglia, our Clinical Director welcomes you to The International Psychology Clinic. The International Psychology Clinic For more information about our Counseling and Psychotherapy Services, book a Consultation with one of our Therapists. We offer CBT, Counselling and Psychotherapy to Adults, Children, Couples, Families and Teenagers at our clinics in London …

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Self-Care Tips for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

By Daphne Catsamba | Jul 10, 2018

Borderline Personality Disorder is a mental health disorder, which affects nearly 1.5% of general population. The onset of the illness is usually in adolescence or in early adulthood and the symptoms include inconsistent mood shifts and emotional instability, self-harming behaviours, intense emotional reactions, impulsive behaviour and distorted sense of self. The core feature is emotional …

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