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The Psychology of Personal Growth Through Adversity

The Psychology of Personal Growth Through Adversity

The Power of Suffering: Growing through life crises Every cloud has a silver lining, there’s light at the end of the tunnel, it’s always darkest before the dawn, are all part of our everyday vocabulary and sayings often drawn on to help people through times 

How to Set Goals to Become Your Best Self

How to Set Goals to Become Your Best Self

Life can be busy and hectic. You may feel like you’re just going with the flow, being pulled along from each day to the next. This is probably not the best approach to take if you want to be happy and successful. Instead, it’s better 

5 Vital Psychological Benefits Of Home Care Services

5 Vital Psychological Benefits Of Home Care Services

 If you’ve ever had a loved one survive a stroke or a terrible accident, one thing you consider is treatment options available to aid injury treatment or recovery. These procedures can cause huge stress for the family and the patient involved. Help at home from 

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