Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: what is it and who can it help?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Change your thoughts, change your life. We explain how cognitive behavioural therapy works and how learning how to change your thoughts can have a dramatic impact on how you feel and behave. What is cognitive behavioural therapy? Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) was developed by Aaron Beck. CBT is a talk therapy founded on the concept […]

What is clinical psychology?

What is clinical psychology?

Do you know what clinical psychology is? If the answer is no, you’re in the right place. We explain clinical psychology, how it can improve mental health issues and what to expect during therapy with a clinical psychologist. What is clinical psychology? Clinical psychology is a specialty in the field of psychology that involves the […]

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 […]

Psychologist vs Counsellor – who is best for me?

If we asked you who you would go to if you were struggling with your mental health or some other personal concern – what would you say? Maybe a friend, family member or colleague, or maybe a doctor or health professional. Most people (at least that we know) would probably say some kind of therapist; […]

The perpetuating cycle of avoidance

So you’ve got an important speech for work or school coming up in a couple of weeks – and you’re feeling really stressed. You don’t like public speaking (what if I can’t do it?), you don’t feel confident (what if I mess up?) and you don’t know what to say (what if I’m boring and […]

Debunking the myths about Bipolar Disorder

If we asked you what comes to mind when you think of mental illnesses such as Bipolar Disorder, what would you say? Be honest with yourself – we guess that some of the words or phrases that popped up weren’t all that kind or considerate. We don’t ask to make you feel bad about yourself, […]

Transitioning to a growth mindset – a personal anecdote

The mindset we use to approach things can determine how we grow and learn. For some individuals it can be difficult to open up to new experiences and they struggle to persist when faced with challenges. This may be due to a concept known as “the fixed mindset” in which a person may be restricted […]