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Health Anxiety

Health Anxiety

What is health anxiety? Health anxiety is an irrational worry about having an illness. Those affected by health anxiety have an obsessional preoccupation with the idea that they are currently (or will be) experiencing an illness. They might spend hours on the Internet researching health information. When they get a sore throat, they automatically think …

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Skills to Beat Anxiety

How To Beat Anxiety

The problem of uncertainty Numerous studies have shown that an intolerance of uncertainty is a key factor in evoking anxiety. People who believe they cannot tolerate uncertainty often procrastinate, avoid situations, seek constant reassurance and/or carry out excessive checking. Ref – Carleton et al “Certain About Uncertainty” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22366534/ 2012 (accessed 22 January 2021) Because uncertainty …

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Myths vs Facts around Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

What is CBT

Myth – CBT is too mechanical Fact – While it’s true that CBT has many tools in its toolbox to help people move forward, it is far from mechanical.  Cognitive behavioural therapy, like all effective therapies, emphasises the importance of a trusting, honest therapeutic relationship as the essential foundation. Furthermore, a good CBT therapist will …

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How emotionally intelligent people express anger/frustration

anger managment canterbury

Anger management   One of the most common reason people contact us at CBT and Counselling Kent is for anger management Canterbury. One of our therapists explains how best to understand and manage anger. Most of us don’t like confrontation and will avoid it where possible. However, it’s a fact of life that we can’t …

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Steps To Help You Stop Worrying About Things You Can’t Change

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Dealing with anxiety People often come to CBT and Counselling Kent looking for help in dealing with anxiety. If you struggle with persistent anxiety, it is likely that excessive worrying is partly to blame. Although you may sometimes feel worrying is beneficial in that it protects us from being unprepared or caught off guard, for …

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