Attachment Theory explained

Attachment Theory explained

  The attachment we experience with our parents affects the way we attach to others for the rest of our lives… Mandy X Photo by Ann Danilina on Unsplash    

How mental health affects every aspect of life

How mental health affects every aspect of life

Think about it, your mental health affects every aspect of your life. If you aren’t coping and feeling overhwelmed, you can’t do your job as efficiently as normal, you may not be interacting with your partner/boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse as well as you could and you may generally…

Middle age misery peaks around 47

Middle age misery peaks around 47

According to a study from the US’s National Bureau of Economic Research, 47.2 is the unhappiest age you can be. Thankfully, according to this research, you become happier in your fifties and sixties. No one can say for sure why this is the case but…

Why Your Business Needs an Organizational Psychologist

Why Your Business Needs an Organizational Psychologist

When companies think about essential hires, they often list jobs such as a marketing director or sales manager, but an organizational psychologist is just as important for many businesses to thrive. If you want to take your company to the next level, here is why…

Why Community Is So Important And How You Can Contribute

Why Community Is So Important And How You Can Contribute

They say it takes a village to raise a family. What that means is that community is important when it comes to living in a society.     Individualism has been put on a pedestal in these modern times, but it is only through community that…

Understanding Autism: What Is the Meaning of Autistic

Understanding Autism: What Is the Meaning of Autistic

Autism affects people in many different ways. Find out more about people on the autistic spectrum

Symptoms of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder

Symptoms of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder

I recently had a client who created a huge amount of turmoil for me. I couldn’t put my finger on what was going on with him. He was erratic and tearful during our therapy sessions and left me feeling drained and exhausted. I knew the…

What is Acute Behavioural Disturbance?

What is Acute Behavioural Disturbance?

An Acute Behavioural Disturbance doesn;t happen on it’s own. It usually occurs or results from intoxication (from drugs or alcohol), a physical illness (such as hypoglycaemia or a head injury) or a mental health disorder – for example a personality disorder or psychosis. Many health…

The connection between anxiety and memory loss

The connection between anxiety and memory loss

Our memories can be affected when we are under periods of stress or experience some sort of disturbance in our mood. Having a significant anxiety disorder like GAD (Generalised anxiety disorder) can create some of these problems routinely, leaving people operating below their normal level of…

What is Dialectical Behavioural Therapy?

What is Dialectical Behavioural Therapy?

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) was designed primarly for people with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorderand focuses on helping someone tolerate the uncomfortable feeling of distress. It also helps a person to learn ways to balance their emotions and not feel so overwhelmed by strong emotions. Dialectical…

Interesting but disturbing. The Rosenhan Experiment

Interesting but disturbing. The Rosenhan Experiment

The Rosenhan experiment was a famous experiment into the validity of psychiatric diagnosis conducted by psychologist David Rosenhan in 1973. It was published in the journal Science under the title “On being sane in insane places.”The study is considered an important and influential criticism of…

How I made Cognitive Behavioural Therapy my career

How I made Cognitive Behavioural Therapy my career

I have always been intrigued by the reasons for people’s behaviour. I knew from an early age that Psychology was a major interest of mine but I wasn’t sure exactly what I would end up doing in that field. In South Africa, I went down…