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Happy new year!

Wishing you all a Happy new year! It has been a pleasure to follow so many clients on their recovery journey in 2016 and I look forward to continuing to support and guide more of you in 2017.   Annika

Gambling addiction & Suicide

Another story of a young high achieveing man whom sadly took his own life due to shame and mounting debts incurred by pathological gambling. For those who work with Problem gambling suicide attempts and thoughts of ending ones life are unfortunately not an uncommon theme. Gambling addiction tends to go hidden from loved ones until …
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SKYPE & PHONE SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE

Do you wish to conduct sessions from the comfort of your own home?  Or do you live far away from London? Feel free to benefit from our services via SKYPE or TELEPHONE. We have had great success treating clients from all over the world! Email us to enquire about appointments    annika@behaviouralhealth.co.uk

  To a CAREFREE  2 0 1 4 …. Gott nytt år till alla London Svenskar! Jag önksar er alla ett bra och hälsosamt år. För er som bestämt er för att få bukt med ångest, depression, stress eller beroende problem tar jag nu emot nya patienter på Harley street i London eller via telefon konsultation. …
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Addicted gamblers committing crimes to fund habits..

Stealing from loved ones to fund gambling habits? As immoral as it is, this is not an unusual story amongst those addicted to gambling. The story (linked below) tells the story of Sarah from Liverpool who stole money from her own Father whom was battling Alzheimers in order to fund her continued gambling.  During court …
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Problem Gambling moves into new section of DSM-5…

A new updated version of DSM-5 (Diagnostic manual of mental Disorders) is being introduced this month and Problem gambling will be relocated from ‘Impulse control disorders’ into the new section of ‘Behavioural addictions’which will appear in the broader chapter of substance-related and addictive disorders. According to Dr Potenza, a leading gambling researcher from Yale university, …
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Svensk Psykolog service London

For manga ar det ett stort steg att ga till en Psykolog. Det kan da kannas skont att kunna prata sitt modersmal och veta att ens terpaeut kan forsta inte bara ens sprak men aven ens kultur. Jag erbjuder Kognitiv Beteende terapi pa svenska bade i person I London. Alla typer av problem ar givetvis …
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More women are facing gambling problems..

A recent article is exploring women’s growing in involvement with gambling. Gambling has traditionally been thought of as a ‘male’ activity – typically including sports betting in the book makers and gambling in the casinos. In recent years gambling online has become an increasingly popular activity for women as well. Gambling can be a fun …
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Problem Gambling and Cognitive Distortions

Gambling distortions in Problem Gamblers Many studies have supported the presence of distorted gambling amongst problem gamblers. Below we have listed some of the more common cognitive distortions (thinking errors) that act to maintain gambling, even when the negative consequences of gambling are becoming apparent. We will over the next couple of days introduce one …
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