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Level Up Achieved – Turning 18

Today I turned 18. This is a milestone for me. Not in the regular sense of becoming an adult and thus legally being able to fill my whole room with alcohol, but in the sense that I’ve somehow made it through my teenage years and I’m about to move onto the next stage of my… Continue reading Level Up Achieved – Turning 18

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The DBT Diaries: Pt 1 Introduction

A few months ago, I was introduced to the prospect of a new treatment plan by my therapist. That being DBT. DBT stands for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and is an intensive treatment programme that consists of weekly individual therapy and group skills coaching, plus phone coaching when needed. One phrase you might hear quite often… Continue reading The DBT Diaries: Pt 1 Introduction

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OCD Extracts | Inside the Mind of OCD

Throughout the first phase of treatment I was asked to keep a journal documenting the thoughts and challenges I encountered regarding my OCD so that we could challenge them in session and debunk the OCD logic. I thought I would share some of these extracts from that journal on here in hopes that it may… Continue reading OCD Extracts | Inside the Mind of OCD

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Will My OCD Ever Go Away?

This is probably a very common question that comes to mind when things are tough. Will there be a cure? Will OCD ever not rule over my life? The answer to this is quite complicated and can go down many paths. In my opinion, do I think that I will ever be ‘cured’? No, but… Continue reading Will My OCD Ever Go Away?

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Tips/Advice For Starting Therapy

Therapy can be a daunting thing. The prospect of “wait I have to tell all my problems and what I’m worrying about to a person I don’t even know!?” can be pretty daunting. Currently I’m in treatment at CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health services) I’ve been there for almost two years and I’ve seen… Continue reading Tips/Advice For Starting Therapy

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Thoughts, Feelings, Behaviours – The Cognitive Triangle

This is a concept that you will probably become very familiar with if you undergo CBT. It can help to explain why we have certain thoughts, why we perform certain behaviours and how they can make us feel. Now I’m no psychologist (yet : P), but I’ll try to explain this concept in the most… Continue reading Thoughts, Feelings, Behaviours – The Cognitive Triangle