As we get into the winter months, it’s a great time of year to take stock of where we are at with our emotional and psychological health, and recalibrate.
However, for many sun worshippers it’s a time of year where less exposure to sunlight has a direct impact on their happiness. In this newsletter I talk about how to combat the condition known as Seasonally Affected Disorder
In this newsletter, I am also delighted to announce a new set of services and specialists joining the clinic, which expands our ever growing set of expertise and ability to help our patients solve their real world issues, and experience happiness and excellent psychological health.
On a personal level, it’s been a pretty busy month of media activity, and there’s an update on some interesting things happening at the practice.
Thanks for taking the time out to read this newsletter, and I greatly admire your commitment to be the change you want to see in your own life.
Until next time,
Dr Becky Spelman
Private Therapy Clinic & Dr Becky Spelman News
Introducing Our New Specialist
Dr Francesca Ducci has become the latest new female psychiatrist to join our clinic on Harley Street. Dr Francesca has experience in the assessment and management of different types of mental illness, encompassing anxiety disorders (e.g. panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder), mood disorders (e.g. depression and bipolar illness) and psychosis (e.g. schizophrenia). Find out more about Dr Ducci here.
Dr Becky on The Gadget Show
Join Dr Becky on Channel 5’s The Gadget Show on 9th Nov, helping presenter Otis with his phobias. Find out if Dr Becky’s pioneering methods can finally cure the presenter of his deepest fears.
Strictly Giving Up
With the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing dominating ratings, Dr Becky has been personally helping the professional dancer Robin Windsor to finally give up smoking. Robin says that this is one of the biggest challenges he has faced, but has finally seen the way to quit with Dr Becky’s support.
Nights In The New Nights Out?
Dr Becky has been working at a brand spokesperson for Beko on their research about why more people now socialising at home. Dr Becky appeared on London Live News and various radio stations around the country talking about the research, and advising how to ensure that the critical time with friends isn’t lost as habits change.
Hyper Nation, Not Hibernation
Dr Becky has been working as a brand spokesperson for homewares retailer, Dunelm, talking across the media about winter hibernation and how to survive the winter blues.
It’s Good To Talk
Romantics may well have seen Dr Becky appear as an expert on Love Talk TV on Sky 203, talking about fear of commitment.
New Children’s Therapy Service
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new children’s therapy service at The Private Therapy Clinic, which allows us to extend our levels of family support much further.
Dr Lindsay Ip leads the service, who can assess for child ADHD, as well as work with parents and children to improve behavioural difficulties in children and adolescents, in addition to being able to help with many other areas of childhood psychological health.
Dr Lindsay is joined by specialist Tara McCloskey, who can use CBT to help with anxiety and depression in children.
Click here to find out more.
This months Top Tips
Beating The Winter Blues
Seasonal Affected Disorder (or SAD as it is more commonly known) is the mood related condition which sees sufferers adversely affected by changes in the seasons. For most people this means they feel worse and exhibit symptoms of depression during winter months, but some can suffer in other seasons, also. Like depression, symptoms can be very unique to each individual, but often we see signs of apathy, disinterest, lowered sex drive, and sluggish performance with work. Many people think of the condition as being something that just must be tolerated, but the good news is that sufferers can directly take action to lower their chances of feeling the disorder’s impact. To find out about seven tips that you can try to ward off SAD and overcome winter blues click here. Don’t forget you can schedule a free inital telephone chat with Dr Becky or one of Psychological practitioners at Private Therapy Clinic if you feel you would like our advice or support. You can book this initial chat by calling 020 8150 7563 or book online here.