Treating OCD with CBT: What is an intrusive thought?

Treating OCD with CBT: What is an intrusive thought? our therapy services Understanding intrusive thoughtsThe best way I can think to explain intrusive thoughts, is through a personal example. As a child, my family would regularly attend church on a Sunday morning. Whilst sat in the pews, listening to the service, I would often have the most distressing and peculiar thought pop into my mind! I’d think, what if I ...


4 Ways to Deal With Social Anxiety

4 Ways to Deal With Social Anxiety our therapy services Social anxiety, or social phobia, is one of the most common forms of anxiety problem in today’s world. Getting professional help can often be the best way to overcome your problems but you can also take steps to improve this aspect of your life for yourself. Let’s look at some of the best ways to ease your social anxiety in daily life.What is social anxiety? ...


Understanding Anxiety and How to Improve It

Understanding Anxiety and How to Improve It our therapy services Anxiety is a normal and essential human emotion that helps us navigate life's challenges and dangers. It is a response to stress and can motivate us to take action, prepare for an important event, or stay alert in threatening situations. However, when anxiety becomes excessive, unmanageable, and interferes with daily life, it may be indicative of an ...


How to Recognise and Improve a Hoarding Problem

How to Recognise and Improve a Hoarding Problem our therapy services Hoarding is a complex psychological disorder characterised by the excessive accumulation of items and an inability to discard them, even when they have little or no value. Hoarding can lead to serious health and safety risks, strained relationships, and a diminished quality of life. However, with the right strategies and support, individuals who ...


6 Ways to Deal With PTSD

6 Ways to Deal With PTSD our therapy services Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can affect individuals who have experienced a traumatic event. This condition can manifest in various ways, including intrusive memories, flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, and emotional numbness.  Coping with PTSD can be challenging, but several strategies and treatments are available to help ...


Peter Garrison’s health anxiety journey

Peter Garrison's health anxiety journey our therapy services About twenty years ago, after a few bereavements and health scares involving family members, I experienced anxiety attacks and panic attacks. I developed health anxiety and convinced myself I was dying. Every day was a struggle; I wasn’t sleeping and wasn’t eating. I went to the doctor’s repeatedly and, eventually, I was prescribed citalopram. Over a fe ...


Jenny Hill’s anxiety and OCD journey

Jenny Hill's anxiety and OCD journey our therapy services I had suffered with anxiety for many years but it became unmanageable during the first part of the covid 19 pandemic and was seriously affecting my daily life and relationships. I sought professional help through my GP who prescribed medications and a referral for speaking therapies. I didn’t take the medications but knew waiting any longer could have resu ...


NOSA CBT: What Do We Do and Who Can We Help?

NOSA CBT: What Do We Do and Who Can We Help? our therapy services It’s estimated that more than 8 million people in the UK live with anxiety. Many of them will never get the treatment they need to overcome their anxiety problems, even though they have access to more support than ever before. Here at NOSA CBT, we understand that starting any mental health journey is a challenge. We work hard to provide acces ...