Cognitive Analytic Therapy (or CAT) looks at the way a person thinks, feels and acts. This therapy brings together what we understand from other psychotherapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and turn it into one effective and user-friendly therapy. It is tailored to meet you own individual goals for change.
Having an eating disorder is often associated with females, and we tend to dismiss the fact that eating disorders affect men too. There is a shame and stigma still attached to eating disorders such as Bulimia, and people can live with the disorder for over 20 years. Men will often visit us regarding something else, as they are unaware that what they are actually suffering with is an eating disorder.
Schizophrenia is a long-term mental illness which has a range of psychological symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions, and is often referred to by doctors as a type of psychosis.
An eating disorder is an umbrella term used to describe illnesses that are characterised by irregular eating habits and extreme concern about body image. Eating disorders can develop at any stage in life, but typically begin during adolescence or early adulthood. The most common types of eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder, which can affect both men and women.
Whilst a lot of people have the winter blues (up to 28 percent of us) with a tendency to eat or sleep more, if the symptoms have a significant impact on our quality of life, then it may constitute SAD.
I’m sure you will have heard the acronym ‘OCD’ thrown around as an adjective for someone who is a perfectionist or that likes to keep their house very neat and clean.
Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD), also known as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), is a distressing condition that commonly occurs in both men and women, however, more women are diagnosed with EUPD than men. Sadly, EUPD is often a stigmatised condition that is left undiagnosed or mis diagnosed.