Identifying and treating your problematic gambling behaviours has many benefits, not least giving you more spare time. However, this can take some adjustment and as the old adage says, ‘idle hands are the devil’s workshop’. To avoid boredom and any temptation this may bring, consider…
One of the most exciting aspects of being a psychologist is that no two days are the same. We are privileged to meet and help a dazzling array of individuals in our profession and every client has a unique story to share. Different psychologists work in different ways but we thought we’d draw back the veil of mystery and share a snippet from the life of one of our psychologists. Say hello to Julia!
We’re well and truly closer to Christmas 2019 than Christmas 2018 and if you’ve been going hard working on taking your career to the next level or accepting extra shifts to boost your bank balance, you might be reaching the point in the year where you’re feeling a bit tuckered out…
No social outing with a psychologist is complete without someone joking about having their mind read or being the most complicated case ever seen! Let’s address that idea straight off the bat; telepathy doesn’t come under a psychologist’s remit! Additionally..
We appreciate how daunting it can be to seek professional help and open up about some very sensitive topics so we’ve put together a general guide of what you can expect. There may be some differences between clinics and organisations but hopefully the below will help to ease any worries you may have.
Animals can enrich our personal lives in many ways so it’s not hard to imagine why it may be beneficial to incorporate them into therapeutic interventions.
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a common treatment used by psychologists, counsellors, and other mental health professionals. It’s a structured intervention that focuses on exploring the relationships and patterns between a person’s thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and behaviours.
It’s normal to get a little nervous when putting yourself out there but if your racing heart, sweaty palms, and blank mind are starting to seriously interfere with your personal or professional life, maybe it’s time to overcome the fear. We’ve put together some top tips to put you on the track to confidently standing in front of an audience – and without recommending you imagine them naked!
In the past, mental health has been stigmatised, minimalised, and marginalised. Individuals have been made to feel like a lesser part of society. Change is afoot, and while there’s a long way still to go, the topic of mental health is no longer taboo in daily conversations.
When people realise they may be struggling with their gambling habits or other mental health issues, the first question a psychologist often hears is, “why me?”. The answer is usually unique to each individual and can be explored during treatment. However, there are a number of common risk factors that can predispose someone to experiencing gambling issues.