Rachel Riley underwent Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
22 October 2018 - 11:00 AM

Rachel Riley underwent Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Share article:

achel Riley had therapy in the past.

The "Countdown" star underwent Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - which is commonly used to treat anxiety and depression - and admitted it has been a big help in her life.

She told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: "I had CBT a few years ago. I didn't know I was a perfectionist. Perfectionists tend to pull everything they do apart and focus on the negatives.

"But if you decide what you want to achieve before you do something, then once you've achieved that goal, you can feel positive about what you've done.

"Nowadays, before I do anything, I think of what a good outcome would be."

Rachel Riley learns Russian for Pasha Kovalev

Rachel Riley learns Russian for Pasha Kovalev

15 March 2019 - 4:00 PM

Rachel Riley learns Russian for Pasha Kovalev

The 32-year-old star has been open about her experience with CBT, and earlier this month she revealed how the therapy helped during her time on "Strictly Come Dancing" in 2013.

She recently said: "I didn't think about any of these issues until I was on "Strictly". For the first time ever I spoke to someone who gave me CBT and from there I learnt the power and the use of talking to someone."

Pasha Kovalev quits Strictly Come Dancing

Pasha Kovalev quits Strictly Come Dancing

13 February 2019 - 1:00 PM

Pasha Kovalev quits Strictly Come Dancing

Rachel also urged people suffering with mental health problems to talk about it, and said companies needed to provide care for employees.

She explained: "How you think about things. How you view what you do yourself. How it can make you happier and better and in the workplace.

"You know, stress, loss of sleep, having your mind elsewhere is costing billions to the industry as well. So not only is it a benefit to the individual, it is a benefit for the companies that provide help for people."

Kevin Clifton pays tribute to Stacey Dooley
20 April 2019

Kevin Clifton pays tribute to Stacey Dooley

Kevin Clifton pays tribute to Stacey Dooley
Natalie Cassidy 'finally feels comfortable' with her weight
20 April 2019

Natalie Cassidy 'finally feels comfortable' with her weight

Natalie Cassidy 'finally feels comfortable' with her weight
Danny Dyer says he's a 'master' of sex
20 April 2019

Danny Dyer says he's a 'master' of sex

Danny Dyer says he's a 'master' of sex
Louis Smith eyes up acting career with Game of Thrones style role
19 April 2019

Louis Smith eyes up acting career with Game of Thrones style role

Louis Smith eyes up acting career with Game of Thrones style role
Diversity in talks to 'go back and perform' on Britain's Got Talent
19 April 2019

Diversity in talks to 'go back and perform' on Britain's Got Talent

Diversity in talks to 'go back and perform' on Britain's Got Talent
EastEnders star Jake Wood says his mum prefers Coronation Street
19 April 2019

EastEnders star Jake Wood says his mum prefers Coronation Street

EastEnders star Jake Wood says his mum prefers Coronation Street
Alicya Eyo is drawn to playing characters in prison dramas
19 April 2019

Alicya Eyo is drawn to playing characters in prison dramas

Alicya Eyo is drawn to playing characters in prison dramas
Tanya Bardsley won't have more plastic surgery
19 April 2019

Tanya Bardsley won't have more plastic surgery

Tanya Bardsley won't have more plastic surgery
Isaac Hempstead Wright's 'intense stare' is because he is 'blind'
19 April 2019

Isaac Hempstead Wright's 'intense stare' is because he is 'blind'

Isaac Hempstead Wright's 'intense stare' is because he is 'blind'
Stacey Dooley urged to stay away from Kevin Clifton to avoid 'scadle'
19 April 2019

Stacey Dooley urged to stay away from Kevin Clifton to avoid 'scadle'

Stacey Dooley urged to stay away from Kevin Clifton to avoid 'scadle'
Hanna Miraftab says Real Housewives left her 'stressed' and 'struggling'
19 April 2019

Hanna Miraftab says Real Housewives left her 'stressed' and 'struggling'

Hanna Miraftab says Real Housewives left her 'stressed' and 'struggling'
Andrea McLean 'struggled emotionally' on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins
19 April 2019

Andrea McLean 'struggled emotionally' on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins

Andrea McLean 'struggled emotionally' on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins