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A Guide to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

By Dr Martina Paglia | 11 January 2019
A Guide to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

1. What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Cognitive behavioural therapy is a goal-orientated, short-term type of talking therapy that helps individuals identify and correct harmful thought patterns that can lead to conditions such as depression, anxiety, and a number of other psychological problems. 2. What can be treated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Cognitive behavioural therapy is...

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression

By The International Psychology Clinic | 07 January 2019
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for depression

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression CBT for Depression in London. A depressive disorder is characterised by the elements that cause depressed moods like emptiness, hopelessness, sadness, sudden loss of interest or pleasure. This can cause irritability and other physical symptoms like insomnia as well. People suffering from major depression can stay in dark rooms for...

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5 Tips on How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Dr Martina Paglia | 26 December 2018
5 Tips on How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

This is that time of year when we look back at the past 12 months and assess how we have been doing. We focus on what went well and what didn’t. Most of us set new year’s resolution. The new year bring a chance to do things differently and to change a little something about...

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5 Tips to Help You Tell Your Child the Truth about Santa

By Dr Martina Paglia | 12 December 2018
Cosa dire a tuo figlio se scopre che Babbo Natale non esiste

Christmas, a Christian holiday honoring the birth of Jesus, has evolved into a worldwide religious and secular celebration, incorporating many pre-Christian and pagan traditions into the festivities, including the legendary figure of Santa Claus. Many parents fear the big question: “Does Santa exist?”. Most parents feel concerned about telling the truth to their children. Should...

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5 Tips to Cope with Christmas Away From Home

By Dr Martina Paglia | 07 December 2018
5 Tips to Cope with Christmas Away From Home

Expats are sometimes unable to come home for Christmas. When this happens people can experience difficult feelings like a sense of emptiness, sadness and loneliness that gradually intensify as Christmas eve approaches. This blog post aims to help you beat the holiday blues when you are far from home. 1. Find some time for your...

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5 Tips to Cope with Low Mood and Depression at Christmas

By Dr Martina Paglia | 05 December 2018
5 Tips to Cope with Low Mood and Depression at Christmas

The Christmas holidays can be a difficult time for our stress levels and it’s even more difficult for people with a mental health condition such as low mood/depression. At this time of the year we have the additional stress of getting all ready for the holiday season. The shopping list is longer than usual, family...

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5 Tips to Cope with Anxiety at Christmas

By Dr Martina Paglia | 28 November 2018
5 Tips to Cope with Anxiety at Christmas

Christmas is quickly approaching. On one hand this time of the year brings in the warmth and joy of family get-togethers, however, on the other hand you may feel overwhelmed by the numerous commitments and chores that come with the festive season. Christmas usually comes with high expectations of happy families enjoying perfect celebrations and...

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S. Freud’s Models of the Mind Part 2

By Dr Martina Paglia | 14 November 2018
S. Freud’s Models of the Mind

This is the second article in our series on history of psychology. This post will look at Freud’s structural model of the mind. Freud presented a new theory that provides an intuitive depiction of the mind in his paper The Ego and the Id (1923), together with the effort of integrating the topographical model with...

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S. Freud’s Models of the Mind Part 1

By Dr Martina Paglia | 06 November 2018
S. Freud’s Models of the Mind

This is the first article in our series on history of psychology. This post will look at the development of S. Freud’s early ideas about human psychology and the discovery of the unconscious mind. 1. The Affect-Trauma Theory At the beginning of his scientific career Freud had been greatly influenced by Charcot, the French psychiatrist...

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

By The International Psychology Clinic | 31 October 2018
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders CBT for GAD Anxiety in London. When you suffer from panic attacks, unrelenting worries, incapacitating phobia, or obsessive thoughts, it is important to realise that you don’t have to live with it forever. You have choices that you can make to feel better. Therapy is the most effective choice...

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