Psychology Articles

Articles and Guides To Help.

Learn more about the way our psychologists can help by reading our articles. We specialise in helping children, teenagers, and young adults understand the obstacles in their lives and build the skills needed to overcome them. 

Self Improvement

The Impact of Social Media on Body Image and Disordered Eating

Every time I write a blog about the dangers of social media use, I can feel myself age in real-time. I’m well aware that social media is disproportionately used by young people, and disproportionately complained about by people, like myself, who aren’t deemed young anymore.

Knowledge

The Language of Disordered Eating

If you’ve ever gone to a dog training class, you’ve likely heard the terms reinforcement and punishment before. Reinforcement is a pleasant outcome that makes a behaviour more likely, while punishment is an unpleasant outcome that makes a behaviour less likely.

Self Improvement

Three Tips for Better Sleep Health

For readers of the other blog I have written on sleep, you may have heard me use the term Sleep Hygiene as a treatment for some types of sleep disturbance. Today, I’ll be discussing what sleep hygiene is and how we can make use of it to achieve a more restful night’s sleep!

Knowledge

Core Human Needs

We all have needs, not just for basic survival but for quality living. These needs range from basic physiological needs like food, water, and shelter to more complex psychological needs like belongingness, self-esteem, and self-actualization. Everything else, like love, connection, intimacy, recognition, social and emotional security, employment, health, freedom, etc., comes in between.

Knowledge

Schema Therapy. Getting to know your modes.

In our last blog post, we learnt more about Schema Therapy and some of the tools schema-trained therapists may use to help you to heal ‘maladaptive’ (unhelpful) schema. If you haven’t read that post, then it might be worthwhile, as it will help to make sense of the rest of this post by giving you the background information you need.

Knowledge

Schema Therapy Explained

Everyone Needs.

Everyone, including you and me, have basic needs. The need to connect, the need to feel loved, the need to feel cared for, the need to feel “normal”, and a sense of belonging with others.

Parenting

Using Empathy With Your School Refusing Teenager

I can’t begin to explain the stress that a parent can experience when their teenager refuses to attend school. It’s even a term – “school refusal”, and it’s often tinged with a feeling of failure and judgement for both the teens themselves as well as their parents and caregivers, who are just trying to get them there.