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Face-to-face beats Facebook, hands down

  You kind of know it in your heart, don’t you. Spending too much time communing with your computer can’t be good for you. But who would have guessed that, even when the communing involves engaging with a large number of like-minded people (and I’ve heard it said that the population of Facebook makes it…

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Focus on Ritalin

This week, the annual Care Quality Commission (CQC) Report on Controlled Drugs revealed that the number of prescriptions for Ritalin, the drug commonly used for treating children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has risen by 56% in the last five years. That is to say, in 2007 GPs in England wrote 420,000 prescriptions for…

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I thirst for you – cognitive performance, that is!

A recent study by Caroline Edmonds and her colleagues from the University of East London and the University of Westminster has shown that when people are thirsty, they tend to respond more slowly in performing tasks. Interestingly, extended response times were not associated with actual physical dehydration, but more with the experience of being thirsty….

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Merry Christmas from all at 96 Harley Psychotherapy

Christmas is upon us and, amidst all the welcome chaos of Christmas decorating and last-minute appointments, we’re trying to make the time – sometimes successfully, sometimes not – to take inventory of the year that has been, in order to process the old and make preparation for welcoming in the new. We’ve seen lots of…

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Focus on burnout

As 2012 draws to a close, it’s natural to start turning our minds to the events of the past year – what we’ve achieved, how things have changed, significant occurrences, how we feel about the passing of time and the imminent approach of 2013. It’s often at moments like these we reflect on the broad…

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Counselling in (neoclassical) style

Patients of Dr Robin Lawrence are in for a treat. For those who are unfamiliar with the Grade II listed house at number 96 Harley Street, it is arguably a national treasure, showcasing the superb work of Robert Adam (1728- 1792), the Scottish neoclassical Architect who was foremost of his day. Adam reserved some of…

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East meets West at 96 Harley Psychotherapy

Traditional Chinese Medicine has long been known as a powerful approach to healing, and it is only in relatively recent years that the West has begun to embrace it with the enthusiasm it deserves. As verification of its efficacy increasingly satisfies the Western appetite for evidence-based outcomes, there is little disputing its relevance and value…

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We’re opening the door to kids!

Source: National Children’s Bureau We love kids at number 96, so we’re delighted to introduce one of the latest additions to our psychotherapeutic team – Renee Thurston, a highly qualified Child Psychotherapist. Renee specialises in helping infants, children and adolescents, as well as their parents, families and carers, with a wide range of mental health…

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