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How to Spot the Signs of Depression

Famous TV presenter Ant McPartlin, most commonly known as one half of Ant and Dec, has announced he was entering rehab for treatment for depression, anxiety as well as prescription drug and alcohol abuse. Revealing his decision to the Sun on Sunday, the Britain's Got Talent star said: "I’ve sp...

Multi-Channel Choice for Psychological Therapies.

The General Practitioner Health Service (NHS GP Health) and Efficacy are delighted to launch their joint service for the new national England-wide NHS GPH . Efficacy and the NHS Practitioner Health Programme (NHS PHP) have worked together for 6 years in the Greater London area to treat NHS denti...

iCBT Proven to be Effective for Depression

Cognitive behavioural Therapy (CBT) delivered online is effective for treating depression in adults concludes a new meta-analysis presented at the Annual Meeting for the Psychiatric Association in the United States. CBT, a type of talk therapy, has been shown to be effective in treating depressio...

Depression the Leading Cause of ill Health and Disability

Depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability in the world, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), following a huge spike in the number of people who report living with the condition. The condition has overtaken lower respiratory disease as the biggest global health ...

Differences Between a Healthy and Toxic Relationship.

You feel like a better version of yourself when you’re in a healthy, mature relationship. That doesn’t mean your partner completes you, but they do complement your life in just the right way. What are some other signs that you’re in the right relationship? Below, marriage experts...

Psychological Therapies With Multi-Channel Choice

The General Practitioner Health Service (NHS GP Health) and Efficacy are delighted to launch their joint service for the new national England-wide NHS GPH . Efficacy and the NHS Practitioner Health Programme (NHS PHP) have worked together for 6 years in the Greater London area to treat NHS d...

City-Dwellers are Prone to Depression- High Rises Are To Blame

Prof Colin Ellard was walking past the rows of new-build towers that dominate the west of central Toronto when he had a sudden realisation. “I was struck by how dark, sombre and sad these new urban canyons made me feel,” he says. Ellard, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Waterlo...

Frazzled Cafes

In a bid to shake off the stigma around mental health, Marks and Spencer is planning to launch mental health ‘cafes’ where shoppers can talk about issues that are affecting them. The Frazzled Cafe project will allow customers to offload their stresses in 11 stores across the country, with mo...

Supporting Your Partner Through Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders worldwide. Because of this you probably know at least one person who struggles with their anxiety, but have you considered how debilitating is actually is for them? There are many types of anxiety conditions from social anxiety to post-trauma...

How are Depression and Anxiety Linked?

Depression and anxiety are both mental health conditions, however, the causes, signs and symptoms can occur in different ways. Depression is more than just feeling unhappy for a couple of days. However the illness affects people in different ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms - from mild...

Our Client Stories

It was the Perfect Environment to Slowly and Safely Deal with the Phobia

'I am very happy to say that I now have my mouse phobia under control. During the treatment Poonam was very patient, supportive and encouraging. It was the perfect environment to slowly and safely deal with the phobia. I would most definitely recommend!'   Anonymous March 2017...

I was a scared and anxious person living in the shadow of panic and social anxiety and now I feel I’m back in control

After years of living with anxiety , panic disorder  and horribly anxious feelings surrounding my social anxieties, I was running on empty about the tools to cope with anything. I knew I desperately needed help so I decided to take action - even though I seriously doubted that anything or anyone ...

My experience of CBT for Social Anxiety was both enlightening and empowering

'Having undertaken CBT at a challenging point in my life I can say with confidence that it has significantly altered how I approach difficult situations. It has provided me with tools to manage aspects of my life more positively and with greater autonomy. The experience was both enlightening and ...

A Letter to Tanya: ‘Life Feels Very Different And Much Better’

To Tanya Woolf, I thought I would just drop you a line to say that all is still going really well. I am really enjoying my newish professional role and am very probably in line for promotion and, as importantly, am very much on track with almost all of the objectives we set - and life feels very ...

Therapy For My Health Anxiety Issues

I have just finished a course of therapy with James Binnie and I would just like to take a moment to set out how much he has helped me deal with health anxiety issues. My sessions with James were my first experience of any sort of therapy so there was a degree of suspicion on my part as well as s...

I was skeptical at first, but Computerised CBT was very effective.

I recently undertook an online CBT programme to help me deal with my fear of flying. I fly regularly for work and it was becoming a real issue for me as I was becoming increasingly anxious about every flight I took. I was somewhat skeptical about doing CBT in a virtual way and if I am honest I wasn...

Therapy Delivered With Wisdom And Empathy

'I'm doing very well. I've taken on board the strategies for coping...and I feel that I have moved on. I am very grateful for the help that you gave me. I found our sessions really productive, and have definitely benefited from the process. I hope you had a good summer, and thank you again for your...

Why I recommend Online CBT

'I have tried many forms of counselling and therapy in the past, and while most of have been useful and allowed me to gain coping skills, none have been as successful as the online CBT I undertook with Efficacy. From my first session of simply browsing the modules, reading extracts and going thro...

Her help was invaluable

I have just completed three therapy sessions with Poonam Jetha. I just wanted to note that her help was invaluable and I would recommend her services to anyone. The sessions enabled me to talk openly about my challenges and she responded by giving me the tools and advice which enabled me to start...

Coping With Anxiety

I feel that this service has been so helpful and has helped me to get back to normality and taught me ways about my coping with anxiety symptoms. I think things have been under good control although still occasionally having anxiety thoughts. I don’t think they will ever go away, but it is about m...