Anger Issues: Can a psychologist help with anger management

Anger Issues: Can a psychologist help with anger management

Uncontrollable anger can sabotage relationships and jobs and leave you feeling regretful, embarrassed, or worse after an outburst. Talking with a psychologist can help you get anger issues under control through the process of anger management therapy.  When anger becomes a problem Anger is natural – we all feel angry from time to time. When […]

Schema Therapy: theory, modes and techniques

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Schema therapy can help you change destructive behavioural patterns, find healthy ways to operate and have your emotional needs met in daily life. What is schema therapy? Developed by clinician Jeffrey Young, schema therapy is founded on the principles of cognitive-behavioural therapy, and also integrates concepts from other psychotherapies. Schema therapy is based on the […]

How I learnt to accept myself

We sometimes strive so hard to achieve in the many aspects of our life, that we create very little room for mistakes or emotional falls along the way. We can place such high expectations on ourselves and when we do not meet them, our inner critic speaks loudly to us, and we frequently choose to […]

Can you have your cake and eat it too?

This saying has been around for years. Decades even. According to the Webster dictionary, this is “to have or enjoy the good parts of something without having to deal with the bad parts” (Webster, 2022). The use of this prolific proverb was first penned in a letter written to Thomas Cromwell stating you can’t have […]

8 ways to improve your sleep

Do you find yourself lying in bed scrolling until well after you planned to be asleep? Do you lie in bed with racing thoughts, anxious that you won’t get enough sleep but unable to get a wink? How many times have you watched ‘just one more episode’ instead of getting some shut eye? If you […]

Gratitude and rewiring the brain

Most of us have heard about gratitude and how beneficial it is for us. However, many of us have yet to put gratitude into action in our daily lives. Gratitude has become quite a buzz word with journals and practices gaining popularity. Gratitude can feel like just another trend to hop on board with – […]

Shh … the stigma of mental health

If you are somebody who struggles with their mental health, how many times have you hidden this fact from your family, friends or wider community? We can imagine that you’ve done this at least once (or maybe many more times) – and probably because you were fearful of the judgement you might have faced. Or […]

Why we want to fix our loved ones’ problems

There are many occasions when either ourselves, a friend, a sister or brother, a parent or our partner have needed someone to talk to about certain problems or issues in their life. But how many times has it felt like solutions are being thrown at your or that you need to give a solution to […]

Altruism – does it really exist?

If you saw someone struggling with their bags at the shopping centre, dropping things, trying to manage young children – would you stop to help them? If you answered yes, what would be the reason or reasons for you to stop? Maybe it’s because you felt bad for them, or because you wanted to prevent […]

3 ways to manage stress

Stress – we all feel it right? If we asked you how you’ve felt over the past couple of years, you might very well describe your mental state as stressed. That’s because stress is our natural reaction to new, demanding or challenging situations – and boy have we had some of those recently!  When we […]