Retail therapy

Lots of people get pleasure from shopping, and in itself it is not a problem.

Retail therapy becomes a problem in one of two ways. The first problem is if the person gains pleasure and satisfaction from their purchases and so is indulging in comfort shopping. This tends to lead to maxed out credit cards and a long term sense of dissatisfaction because owning things is not a substitute for long term goals. The second problem is if the person doesn't get pleasure and satisfaction from the purchases, arriving home with the shopping only to discard it untouched. Compulsive shopping is often a very impulsive behaviour.

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Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Streatham, London SW16 (Lambeth), South London. CBT is the treatment of choice for depression, anxiety and anger and is also evidenced as being effective for eating disorders, insomnia, personality disorders and a range of other conditions.

Streatham can be easily reached by car, bus or train from Clapham, Wimbledon, Brixton, Kingston upon Thames, Stockwell, Waterloo, Victoria, London Bridge, Thameslink, Croydon, Tooting. I'm in Lambeth, on the borders of Wandsworth and Merton, accessible from Sutton and Croydon and from parts of Bromley. See how to get here.