At Elite Psychology we specialise in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of various psychological problems. We recognise the profound impact that mental health can have on every aspect of your life. That’s why our team is committed to providing exceptional care, unwavering support, and expert guidance to individuals seeking help for their psychological well-being.
We can help you with:
Stress is all too common in modern day society, where people routinely juggle multiple demands. These demands may be placed by one’s occupation, education, social situation, relationships or lifestyle. Stress tends to occur when you perceive the demands placed on you to be greater than the resources you have to meet those demands.
Although some people believe stress is part and parcel of life, it can have serious consequences: Stress has been associated with high levels of anxiety and depression, increased vulnerability to common medical health problems such as colds and flu and more severe medical conditions, such as heart attacks and strokes.
Stress counselling with us can help you manage it and prevent long term disease and disability.
Social anxiety is also known as performance anxiety. This is the third most common mental health problem worldwide. One third of the population has a marked fear of public speaking.
Social anxiety is a marked and persistent fear of social or performance situations. Individuals, who experience this, fear that they will be evaluated negatively by others or will act in a humiliating or embarrassing way. Facing social or performance situations might result in significant anxiety, and therefore these situations are avoided or endured with extreme distress.
Therapy for social anxiety can help you overcome your difficulties and help you enjoy life more.
Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with schizophrenia withdraw from reality into a world of delusions and paranoia.
The symptoms of schizophrenia can make it difficult to participate in usual, everyday activities. An episode may resolve completely and never recur, or there may be on-going symptoms that require adaptation by patients, families and friends.
Counselling (including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy) for Schizophrenia can help you deal with symptoms and live life to its fullest.
Relationships are fundamental to people’s happiness and well-being. From the minute that we are born, we enter into relationships, which continue to grow exponentially.
Relationships can bring tremendous joy, and at times tremendous distress. There is a growing body of evidence that links relationship difficulties with depression. We know that depression may be a consequence of relationship difficulties or depression may be the cause of relationship difficulties. In such circumstances it is imperative that treatment focuses on relationship difficulties.
Couples counselling with our counsellors in Ealing can help you get your relationship back on track and resolve relationship problems.
Psychotic depression is a term used to describe a depressive illness that is characterised by depression associated with hallucinations and delusional thinking.
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Postnatal depression is a condition that may occur after the birth of a child. The exact reasons for having depression following the birth of a child are unknown.
However, it is understandable that the transition into motherhood or having another child brings with it a tremendous amount of responsibility and changes that one might not have foreseen, thus making an individual more vulnerable to depression.
Postnatal depression is also more common for women that have experienced previous episodes of depression or may have been exposed to a recent life stressor.
Counselling for postnatal depression can help you overcome your difficulties and be the parent you want to be.
The majority of the population will experience at least one trauma during their lifetime. A traumatic event poses an emotional shock to people, and sometimes it can be very difficult to understand what has happened and come to terms with it.
When faced with a trauma, it is quite normal to develop unpleasant thoughts, feelings, emotions and bodily sensations. The prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder is approximately 5% for men and 10% for women.
We offer a range of therapies, including CBT, ACT and EMDR in Ealing to help you overcome your difficulties.
Specific phobias are very common, with 8% of the population having a diagnosable specific phobia.
A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, defined as a marked and persistent fear that is excessive and unreasonable, cued by the presence or anticipation of a specific object or situation.
Our team of CBT Therapists and Psychologists in Ealing can help you overcome your difficulties with phobias.
Almost all of us will experience anxiety at some point in our life triggered by exam results, unexpected news, role transitions and so forth.
However, for some people anxiety can be severe and long lasting. Panic disorder is usually diagnosed when a person feels anxious and has distressing physical symptoms of anxiety.
We offer a range of therapies for panic attacks and panic disorder that can help.
All of us are privy to minor obsessions about some things in our lives, be it where we place the salt and pepper pots to how we part our hair. However, for some people obsessive tendencies can take over their life and have a significant impact on their daily routines and enjoyment.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a serious disorder, in which a person experiences uncontrollable distressing thoughts and/or is compelled to engage in rigid, repetitive behaviours. OCD can be extremely disabling if not treated.
We offer a range of therapies including talking therapies and CBT for OCD in Ealing, West London.
Low self-esteem can be characterised as a general discomfort in accepting yourself for who you are. People with low self-esteem have a negative view of the self and believe other people hold similar critical perceptions of them.
Low self-esteem can affect anyone, however some people find it hard to lead a fulfilling, authentic life due to their negative self-beliefs.
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Long- term health conditions have a severe impact on all aspects of a person’s life: physical and emotional well-being, work, sex, family life and roles.
Adjusting to a long-term health condition can understandably be difficult given the changes aforementioned. Therefore, it is unsurprising that there is high co-morbidity between long-term health conditions and depression and anxiety. Almost a third of people who have suffered a heart attack experience clinical symptoms of depression. People with diabetes are two to three times more likely to experience depression than the general population.
Over half the people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease experience clinically significant symptoms of depression and anxiety. Between 30% and 45% of people experiencing chronic pain have clinical symptoms of depression and are also more likely to suffer from health anxiety. And, depression, post-stroke has been estimated at 61%.
There is overwhelming evidence to suggest higher prevalence of depression and anxiety in long-term health conditions, however access to appropriate psychological intervention is poor within this population. This is concerning given that psychological intervention can improve health benefits, in addition to psychological benefits: Reduced hospital admissions, improved medical compliance, physical symptom reduction, increased life-span, and improved quality of life (in terms of physical, emotional and social functioning).
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Sleep has been described as the foundation to mental well-being.
However, it is difficult to achieve a consistent sleep pattern at times given our lifestyles and situations. Approximately 20% to 30% of adults experience a bout of insomnia, and 10% to 15% experience chronic insomnia, in which people have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. It is estimated that one in ten nights’ sleep in the UK is induced by medication. Sleep difficulties have a major impact on peoples’ quality of life and increases the risk of developing clinical depression.
Therefore it is imperative that it is treated early – we offer effective therapy for insomnia and sleep disorders to help you sleep better.
Many people who experience persistent health anxiety may have spent a lot of time worrying about their health and seeking a medical explanation to no avail.
Health anxiety is arguably better understood by the cognitive model. This model suggests that health anxiety is primarily a problem of erroneous beliefs about health.
Our team of CBT Therapists in Ealing can help you develop skills to overcome health anxiety.
Permanently losing somebody we love can cause significant distress, uncertainty and self-doubt. Complications in the grieving process may occur when there is a struggle to maintain the relationship with the deceased whilst having to face the reality of the loss.
Research and clinical evidence have demonstrated that, for some people, the death of a loved one can precipitate major depression, as can other stressors, like losing a job or being a victim of a physical attack. Approximately 15% of people, who are bereaved, continue to experience symptoms of depression one to two years after the death.
Our team of Psychologists and Counsellors in Ealing can help you work through your bereavement difficulties. Contact us today.
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a common disorder of ‘worry’ with lifetime prevalence rates of approximately 5%.
People experiencing GAD may find that they are prone to excessive worry, accompanied by feelings of anxiety. Worries may be triggered by situations or events, and in some cases there may be no identifiable trigger. And sometimes, worries can trigger other worries.
These worries can last from a few minutes to hours. The nature of the worries can vary and sometimes include a number of topics; however, each individual will have recurring worry topics.
We offer a range of talking therapies to help overcome GAD and stop worry.
Drug induced psychosis is a term used to describe a psychosis caused by drugs of abuse such as cannabis and stimulant drugs, typically cocaine and amphetamines.
Psychosis generally refers to experiences similar to the ‘positive’ symptoms seen in schizophrenia: delusions, hallucinations and thought disorder. However, symptoms similar to mania, as seen in bipolar disorder are also common, as are periods of depression when withdrawing from the drugs.
A ‘classic’ drug induced psychosis lasts for a few hours or days and resolves completely. Much more common is a situation where drug use is associated with schizophrenia-like or bipolar-like symptoms.
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Depression is a common but severe mental health disorder. It involves a low mood or pervasive sadness. Some people experience little interest and pleasure in the activities they used to enjoy.
Depression can affect all aspects of life, including relationships, work, school and health. Some people experience changes in sleep, appetite, and concentration. One in four people, during their lifetime will experience depression to the extent that they will require treatment.
Our counsellors, CBT Therapists and psychologists in Ealing are experienced and highly trained in working with depression. Contact us today to see how we can help.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). These terms are used interchangeably. CFS is an extremely debilitating condition, which results in a significant reduction in previous levels of occupational, educational, social and personal activities.
People find they become extremely exhausted following mental or physical activity.
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Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours (BFRB’s) refers to repetitive self-grooming behaviours, in which pulling, picking, biting or scraping of the hair, skin or nails result in damage to the body. This list of problems below falls under the umbrella of BFRB:
- Trichotillomania (Compulsive hair pulling)
- Dermatillomania (Compulsive skin picking)
- Onychophagia (Compulsive nail-biting)
- Compulsive nose picking
- Compulsive biting of the inside of the cheek
- Lip-biting or picking
Peoples’ experiences of BFRB are extremely distressing, where high levels of shame and blame are felt. Individual’s reports changes in relationships and a significantly negative impact of their quality of life in terms of occupational, educational, social and private leisure activities.
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is considered an anxiety disorder, in which a person is excessively worried about their appearance in the absence of a defect or significant physical abnormality.
People may become obsessed with trying to fix or hide the imagined defect, which can be time consuming and have marked negative consequences on their private, social and occupational activities.
Our team of psychologists, psychiatrists and therapists are experienced in helping people with BDD. Contact us today to see how we can help.
Bipolar disorder is a condition that primarily affects mood, causing swings from extreme elation (mania) to severe depression, with normal periods in between. It was previously called manic depression.
‘Classic’ bipolar disorder affects about 1% to 2% of the population but in recent years the diagnosis has been extended to include those who experience less severe forms of mania – hypomania.
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