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What is Perfectionism?

Clinical perfectionism is characterised by a relentless striving for extreme high standards for oneself and for other people in at least one salient domain of ​​the individual’s life (eg. school, work, sport, relationships, etc.). Clinical perfectionists constantly strive for ambitious goals and judge their self-worth on the achievement of these goals. All this despite the adverse consequences that clinical perfectionism entails in terms of considerable psycho-physical fatigue and anxiety.

Those suffering from dysfunctional or negative perfectionism can never do enough to be satisfied with their performance. Their self-esteem depends strictly on achieving their objectives. The typical way of thinking of the perfectionist is characterised by all / nothing, dualistic and antithetical thoughts such as: complete / incomplete, satisfied / dissatisfied, success / failure.


Signs of Clinical Perfectionism

Common signs that an individual may be struggling with Clinical Perfectionism include the following:
  1. Fear of failure
  2. Performance-driven behaviour
  3. Self-criticism
  4. Negative evaluation of themselves and their abilities

Therapy for Clinical Perfectionism in London

The most effective Perfectionism treatment for low Clinical Perfectionism is Cognitive Behavioural therapy.CBT focuses on the belief that clinical perfectionism is undesirable, on the dispute of negative automatic thoughts and on the replacement of unfunctional cognitive schemas with more functional ones. In the therapeutic process, individuals learn how to set specific and realistic goals, to focus on the process of a task instead of its result, to organise activities in a hierarchy depending on their significance and, finally, to feel fulfilled even if they have not brought a task to completion. 

For more information about talking therapy and treatment programmes available at our Clinics in London please visit our Treatment page.


Getting Counselling for Perfectionism in London

We offer Psychological Therapies for Clinical Perfectionism treatment to Adults, Children and Teenagers at our clinics in Central London.


Perfectionism Counselling Team in London

All our Therapists offer Psychological Therapies for Clinical Perfectionism treatment to Adults, Children and Teenagers. Click here to meet the Team.


Fees

Sessions with our Psychologists are by prepaid appointments only. You can find out more about our fees on our Fees Page.

Recent Blog Posts on Perfectionism

Recent Blog Posts on Perfectionism

Living Authentically: Embracing Imperfection with Confidence

By The International Psychology Clinic | 14 August 2023
Living Authentically: Embracing Imperfection with Confidence

In a world that often idealizes perfection, the journey towards authenticity can be a challenging one. Embracing imperfection with confidence is a powerful step towards living a fulfilling life. This article delves into the concept of authenticity and the transformative …

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Mastering Imperfection: Pursuing Progress, Not Perfection

By The International Psychology Clinic | 14 August 2023
Mastering Imperfection: Pursuing Progress, Not Perfection

In a world that often celebrates perfection, the pursuit of flawlessness can become an unattainable goal that hinders personal growth and well-being. This article delves into the concept of mastering imperfection and the transformative power of focusing on progress rather …

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Healing from the Pressure: Redefining Success Beyond Perfectionism

By The International Psychology Clinic | 14 August 2023
Healing from the Pressure: Redefining Success Beyond Perfectionism

Perfectionism, while often praised as a virtue, can cast a heavy shadow over our lives. The unrelenting pursuit of flawlessness can lead to stress, anxiety, and a constant fear of failure. This article delves into the process of healing from …

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