Contents tagged with depression

  • Bipolar Disorder

      bipolar, mania, depression, CBT

    People with bipolar disorder experience extreme mood swings from periods of overactive, “hyper” or agitated behaviour (manic episodes) to periods of severe depression (depressive episodes). Each mood state can vary in length and frequency lasting between weeks to months, with depressive episodes tending to last longer than manic episodes. The time in between these mood swings can also vary, with some people being well for long periods of time in between episodes.

    There are …

  • Step by Step 3 - The Friends and Family Test

    Steps to Improving the Present Moment

    Little by little, step by step

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    Dr Nicole Stokoe

     

    The Friends and Family Test

     

     

     

    How do you talk to yourself? When you are commenting quietly in your mind about the things you have done, the conversations you have had, the way you look and the way you are as a person. What are you saying to yourself? How are you talking to yourself? What is the tone of voice that is used?

    The way we talk to ourselves, …

  • Step by Step

    Steps to Improving the Present Moment

    Little by little, step by step

     

     Dr Nicole Stokoe

     

    Noticing that moment when the sun breaks through the clouds

     

    As part of this blog, I will be publishing a series of posts about how to improve the moment. I will be introducing simple, easy to use skills and guiding you though the theory and research behind them.

    Notice three experiences you have enjoyed today – it could be as simple as enjoying that …

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

      Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT, values, changing behaviour, depression, anxiety, chronic difficulties, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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    A ‘third wave’ cognitive approach, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a behavioural model of human suffering. It works on the …

  • Low Mood and Depression

      Depression, Low Mood, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, CBT

    We have all felt low in mood at times. Often this is a very normal reaction to a set of difficult circumstances for example difficulties in a relationship, difficulties at work or loss of a friend or family member. When the situation changes, your mood changes to reflect how you feel in a normal and natural response to this change. However, for some people this low mood can continue for a long time, it stays low regardless of the situation or occasion, it starts to taint and prevent enjoyment …

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

      Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, CBT, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, psychosis

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    What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?

    Cognitive Behaviour therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy which explores how a person’s cognitive processes ( …

  • Welcome to Avenue Therapies Ltd in Southampton & London

      Therapy, Southampton, Hampshire, West Ealing, Ealing, Chiswick, Kensington, Kew, West London, Surrey, London, Psychology, Psychological, Psychotherapy, Occupational Therapy, OT, Counselling, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, stress, depression, anxiety, EMDR, CBT, DBT, ACT, CAT, low mood, trauma, emotion, emotions, psychologist, adolescents, child, adults

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    Psychological Therapy Tailored to You

    Everybody goes through periods in their life where things feel difficult, or bad things happen. Sometimes we get through these just fine, but there are times we need a little extra help. Whether it is low mood, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, trauma, struggling to cope with the day to day or feeling overwhelmed by difficult emotions. Understandably, these difficulties can sometimes make it …