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Job Opportunities for Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapists in London Efficacy is the leading independent accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy service.  Efficacy provides evidence-based psychological therapy to individuals and corporate organisations for common mental health prob...

Middle Aged Men And Suicide

It has been a tragic few days for music fans. On Thursday, the lead singer of nu-metal band Linkin Park Chester Bennington was found dead at the age of 41 in his home in Los Angeles. Bennington died on the day that would have been his friend Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday. Cornell h...

Men And Women React Differently To Depression

The brains of men and women react very differently to depression – and this may mean that each sex should receive different drug treatments, research suggests. Depression is twice as common in women than men but men are more likely to take their own lives. Now in a study of depressed teenagers...

New Underground Map Designed For People With Anxiety

A London Underground map has been published to help passengers with claustrophobia or anxiety conditions. The new design highlights routes they can take to avoid long stretches of tunnels. More than half of the Tube's 270 stations are above ground, with only the Victoria and Waterloo & Cit...

How Anxiety Became Society’s Main Disorder

Last winter Sarah Fader, a 37-year-old social media consultant in the U.S who has generalised anxiety disorder, sent a text to a friend about an impending visit. When a quick response failed to materialise, she posted on Twitter to her 16,000-plus followers. “I don’t hear from my friend ...

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...

Our Client Stories

Does the phrase, “you are such a perfectionist” sounds familiar?

Judging achievements by our high internal standards drive high performance and deliver results in academic, home and work environments. The challenge we all face is ensuring these standards, and our desire to do things perfectly remains adaptive and helpful. In times of pressure, these standards ...

Exercise for Mental and Physical Well Being

Getting exercise is good for our mental well being as well as our physical health – so the Business Healthy Challenge is a great way of toning up our minds as well as our bodies! Much research has demonstrated that physical exercise can boost our mood as endorphins or “happy” chemicals are ...

Taking action

This is a great testimonial from one of our clients and how taking action can help you. Hi Mirco, I hope this email finds you well. This is just a little note to say thank you. I recently took part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon... and completed it in a very respectable 2hours 50...

Good afternoon, I just wanted to say that it was an absolute pleasure working with Tiina Sormus during my sessions. I feel like I gelled very well with her and she has helped me a great deal. Just wanted to pass on the message, Many thanks for everything, (we respect the requested anony...

Gender Fluidity

By Shamira Graham Whilst gender reassignment procedures of cross-sex hormones and sex-reassignment surgery are certainly useful options for people with a fixed gender identity of the to the opposite gender to that of their sex at birth; there are people who have other less fixed, less binary gend...

It’s Transgender Day the 31st of March

But What is gender dysphoria? How does it affect people? What do terms like intersex, cisgender and transsexualism mean? Dr Az Hakeem who heads up our Psychiatric Team has published his book 'Trans', the first of its kind presenting an easy-to-read, jargon-free guide to help anyone understand the te...

Job anxiety

Job-related anxiety is a common mental health issue we treat. In today's world, there is immense pressure on employees, managers and leaders where job security and performance are two common reasons we hear encounter. This testimonial outlines job anxiety and how we work to treat it and enable o...

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 ...