Psychotherapy Services in South West London

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Resilience in trauma

Sexual abuse victims are almost always burdened with the shame of having let it happen. Such feelings are irrational and very hard to overcome. It seems difficult for adult clients to make allowances for the fact that they were small dependent children. Some more recent writers point […]

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Cognitive benefits of bedtime story

It is clear that the old fashioned bedtime story has valuable benefits for young children’s language development and may also help their storytelling abilities and their understanding of other’s mental states. Shared reading as early as 8 months but not as early as 4 months, has been […]

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Genetic link between autism and genius

Many leading figures in the fields of science, politics and the arts achieved success because they were autistic. Michael Fitzgerald, Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College, Dublin, said traits linked to autism spectrum disorders matched those associated with creative genius. Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, George Orwell, and […]

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One tip on how to reduce peaks of high anxiety and depression

Research shows that weighing yourself every day is a more effective weight loss strategy than stepping on the scales less frequently. Another research found that people who wear pedometers walk a mile a day more on average than those who don’t. It seems that taking a daily […]

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Physical symptoms in pregnancy

Treatment and support for women experiencing nausea and vomiting (NVP) during pregnancy has improved and yet there are even now a number of practitioners who attribute blame to the woman for her sickness such as anxiety and ambivalence towards the pregnancy. NVP is commonly referred to as […]

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A psychodynamic explanation of relationship problems

A young child who interprets parental behaviour as rejection, desertion or persecution is in a dilemma, the child cannot give up the object (the parents) nor can he or she change that object. Typically the frustration is dealt with by internalising aspects of the loved-hatred parent in […]

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Parental love for children

Parental love for children is so unlike any other human emotion. Many parents fell in love with babies so quickly and profoundly, almost independently of their particular qualities. Parents are totally devoted to them when they are little and yet the most they can expect in return […]

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My application of CBT techniques -The consequences of change

When the symptoms causes intolerable stress either inside or outside the individual is compelled to seek help. The presenting problem is seen as a self regulating system and the symptom as a mechanism for regulation. The individual have disconnect the symptom from the system and usually ask […]

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Engaging with your baby enhance cognitive abilities.

We now have a mass of findings, from both psychology and neuroscience, which show that babies come into the world already emotionally aware of and connected to people. Research has shown that the emotional responses babies receive back from other people actually mould the pathways developing in […]

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Cognitive benefits of bedtime story

It is clear that the old fashioned bedtime story has valuable benefits for young children’s language development and may also help their storytelling abilities and their understanding of other’s mental states. Shared reading as early as 8 months but not as early as 4 months, has been […]

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