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Can Cognitive Behavioural Therapy help me?

Extensive research on Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies has been carried out.
It has been shown to be an effective form of treatment, particularly for the following:

Obsessional OCD

Obsessional OCD

Here Jackie describes this distressing problem. Obsessional OCD is a form of OCD that people are often very frightened of or are too embarrassed to talk about.

CBT News

This section contains links with blogs or recent news articles relating to Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT)

A clear animation narrated by Jo Brand explaining CBT

Information about emetophobia or a fear of vomiting.

An interesting article written by someone who has been through CBT.

How people pleasing can harm self-esteem

An article about a study suggesting that disruption to the body clock increases the risk of mood disorders and depression

An article on an upcoming RTE programme about living with OCD, icluding a comment from Jackie O'Kelly

An article with comment from Jackie O'Kelly regarding the pressure that new parents put on themselves.

A story about how CBT helped a Rose of Tralee contestant  overcome her depression.

In this article a woman describes her experience of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She describes her fears about harming her children and how she overcame her difficulies.

This article looks at common thinking errors that can interfere with relationships

These are two blogs from staff at the OCD Centre in Los Angeles, USA  about Social Anxiety/Phobia. The first link describes the symptoms of this distressing disorder. IThe second link describes treatment and looks at the overlap between some forms of social phobia and OCD.

These are three blogs from the staff at the OCD Centre Los Angeles, USA about Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

This article provides information for people suffering from sleep difficuilties and disturbance.

This blog by Lisa Shives, M.D., the founder of Northshore Sleep Medicine in Evanston, Illinois, recommends the use of CBT for sleep problems and discusses some of the problems related to medication use.

This blog is from the OCD Centre in Los Angeles on Compulsive Overeating

Contact Information

If you want any further information or would like to arrange an appointment, please contact me.

Jackie O’Kelly,
Heather Edge,

Mobile: 086 0530445