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How to treat Avoidant Personality Disorder

avoidant personality disorder

Avoidant Personality Disorder creates avoidance of others, which in turn makes the problem worse. Avoidant behaviour fuels the problem whereas approach-behaviour, while scary, is the best way forward when dealing with social anxiety. The aim is to enable participants to centre themselves in a crisis through mindfulness techniques, and secondly to survive a crisis by identifying their triggers and impulse …

love-hate relationships

Love-Hate Relationships

Love-Hate Relationships They say there’s a thin line between love and hate but what do you do when your life is defined by the ups and downs of a love-hate relationship? For one thing, it can be emotionally and mentally exhausting. Periods of stability become few and far between and you can end up feeling as you live on an …


Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy What is the difference between Dialectical behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)? In my private practice I mainly use a psychodynamic approach with Cognitive Behaviour therapy. Psychodynamic therapy works on the premise that many of our behaviours are learned in childhood and are maladaptive. These ineffective coping mechanisms thwart us and limit us in adulthood …