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"Even if they are not sure whether therapy will help them, or if they feel in any way too embarrassed about what others will think of them, to seek help, I would urge them to do it. Trust me, you have everything to gain. And absolutely nothing to lose."

How We Can Help

There are many difficulties that can affect your quality of life which we may be able to help with.

Click on the list below to find out more about some of these difficulties.

Problems we treat - Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Bulimia nervosa is characterised by repeated uncontrollable episodes of binge-eating followed by the use of unhealthy compensatory behaviours (e.g., vomiting, laxatives, excessive exercise) to prevent weight gain.

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Problems we treat - Health Anxiety

Health Anxiety

People with a diagnosis of health anxiety (also called ‘hypochondriasis’) believe they may have a serious physical illness which their doctor has not been able to identify or diagnose.

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Problems we treat - Low Mood/Depression

Low Mood/Depression

Individuals suffering from low mood or depression have typically been feeling down or depressed on more days than not for a number of weeks. Characteristic symptoms of depression are chronic feelings of sadness, a loss of interest in activities the person previously enjoyed, a loss of appetite and/or weight, concentration difficulties, and feelings of hopelessness.

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Problems we treat - Obsessions/Compulsions

Obsessions/Compulsions

Individuals suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) typically experience negative thoughts or images which they perceive as unwanted, distasteful or distressing, and they may feel compelled to perform certain behaviours to reduce the anxiety associated with having these thoughts or images (e.g., praying, checking, or cleaning).

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Problems we treat - Panic Attacks

Panic Attacks

Individuals with panic disorder experience recurrent ‘attacks’ of severe anxiety, with numerous physical symptoms and a catastrophic interpretation of those symptoms.

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Problems we treat - Specific Phobias

Specific Phobias

A phobia is a persistent fear of a specific object or situation, which is out of proportion or excessive. This fear often causes individuals to avoid situations or suffer through them, as the situation or object will produce a high level of distress.

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Problems we treat - Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety

Social anxiety (also known as social phobia) is a fear of social or performance situations, such as public speaking, social gatherings, meeting new people, eating in public, using public toilets, disagreeing with others, and speaking to authority figures.

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Problems we treat - Stress/Worry

Stress/Worry

Frequent feelings of stress and worry may be a sign that someone is suffering from Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). GAD is characterised by a feeling of persistent nervousness or anxiety that does not specifically apply to any particular circumstances.

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Problems we treat - Trauma/Traumatic stress

Trauma/Traumatic stress

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common reaction to an extremely stressful or traumatic event. Many different kinds of events can lead to someone developing PTSD, including a car accident, rape, being the victim of a crime, physical or sexual abuse, or seeing someone else die.

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A Partnership Between:

  • South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust
  • Recovery College
  • Imagine Independence
  • Sutton Age UK
  • Off the Record
  • Sutton Carers Centre