Overcoming Fear & Phobias
We can become extremely afraid of almost anything. People often fear insects, animals, heights, small spaces and flying but I've also met people who fear dolls and crying babies. How can we overcome our fears?
What’s the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?
The main difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist is that psychiatrists are medical doctors who have specialised in psychiatry whereas psychologists have studied psychology at undergraduate and then post-graduate level.
ADHD: Attention & Concentration Difficulties
Schools expect a high level of concentration on academic work both at school and at home. What can we do to help children who find it difficult to focus?
How our clinical psychologists can help…
All our clinical psychologists have extensive training as ‘scientist-practitioners’. This means we use a specific structured approach to help each person we meet. The...
3 steps to stay psychologically healthy during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr. Dan Seal wrote the following article for the STAR Newspaper's Health Section. It was published by the Newspaper on the 10th May &...
Drugs and Alcohol Problems
Drugs and alcohol are used by a lot of people across the world for a good reason - in the short-term drugs and alcohol...
Dyslexia: reading, writing & spelling problems
Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling. Dyslexia does not affect intelligence but it often affects...
We worry and feel stressed when we think that we will not be able to cope with an upcoming event or situation. Some worry and stress is good for us but what should we do if it gets too much?
What’s the difference between a Clinical Psychologist and a Counsellor?
What does a counsellor do? Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal...
Autism, Asperger’s & Social Communication Problems
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a diagnosis given to people who find it very difficult to understand and interact with others. Autism is on a...
Relaxation Exercises to Help You Sleep
Relaxation is a very useful skill to develop. Like any skill it takes time to learn relaxation and you'll get better with practice. This...
Language Disorder & Verbal Communication Problems
Some children have a specific difficulty expressing themselves verbally and understanding what others have said to them in words. This is a problem because parents,...
Should you take a Personality Test?
Personality tests are incredibly popular. You've probably seen odd, humorous versions on your Facebook feed asking important questions like 'Which Muppet are you?' or...
How Can Teachers Refer Students for a Learning Assessment
If a child in your class is having academic, emotional or behavioural difficulties at school an assessment can be helpful because: It helps determine...
What happens in a Learning Assessment for School Age Children?
If your child is having academic, emotional or behavioural difficulties at school a Learning Assessment can be helpful because: It helps determine what the problem...
Troubling Thoughts & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Sometimes we can become obsessed by a thought. For example, you may keep thinking about deliberately crashing your car or hurting someone even though you really do not want to do those things. Why does this happen and what can we do?
Coping with Pain
Physical pain saves us from damaging our bodies but sometimes pain can continue for weeks or months despite the best efforts of medical doctors. How can we cope with pain?
What might be getting in the way of you getting a good nights sleep?
Bereavement: How to cope with losing someone close to you.
Losing someone close to you can be extremely distressing. People cope with bereavement in lots of different ways and there is no 'correct' way to cope. This page suggests some ideas and approaches that might help.
Thinking about Killing Yourself
If you've begun to think that the only solution to your problems is to end you life please give us a chance to help you find another way out before you make that final decision.
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