Tag: psychology

Counsellors are human too

Counsellors are human too

It’s one of my pet peeves when someone says, “You shouldn’t have any problems, you’re a counsellor”. Or, if I make a mistake, I am sometimes told, “Well you should know better because you’re a counsellor”. If only life was that simple. If it was,…

Common intrusive thoughts

Common intrusive thoughts

We all experience intrusive thoughts. I have worried about suddenly shouting in a lift full of people (thankfully I never have) or doing some other sort of silly behaviour that would generally be frowned upon. This is very common. I thought you might find it…

What happens during counselling?

What happens during counselling?

I’ve been a counsellor for so long that it all seems very normal and natural to listen to complete strangers tell me their deepest secrets. I do appreciate however how strange this must feel to someone who is new to counselling. I thought it would…

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…

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…

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…

Psychological Phenomena

Psychological Phenomena

Bystander effect The bystander effect occurs when multiple people who witness an emergency situation fail to intervene. It is believed that the bystander effect occurs, because of diffusion of responsibility. The more people there are around, the more we are likely to believe someone else…

Reactive attachment disorder

Reactive attachment disorder

Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is often a result of an inability to form close attachment bonds with a primary caregiver (often a parent) during childhood. This lack of attachment is often caused by a neglectful or dysfunctional relationship between the infant/child and the parent. The…

Emotional Intelligence Masterclass

Emotional Intelligence Masterclass

  Are you a healthcare professional, psychologist, or HR Manager looking to expand your knowledge of emotional intelligence? If so, the Emotional Intelligence Masterclass may be exactly what you are looking for.  This course is also an excellent resource for therapists, coaches or mental well-being trainers.  By taking…

The Negative Effects of Blue Light

The Negative Effects of Blue Light

Blue light is a range of light in the visible light spectrum. It contains the highest amount of energy between 400 to 495 nm. Although it can be considered environmentally friendly, it can impact our sleep and can potentially cause illnesses or diseases. The sun used to be…