What is CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)?
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. Thousands of...
Diagnosis … & why we rarely use it
Clinical Psychologists are trained to be able to give a psychiatric diagnosis. However, you are more likely to receive a diagnosis from a psychiatrist...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Depression & Feeling Sad and Low
Feeling sad and low after a bad event or disappointment is natural but what should you do if you feel sad and low all the time?
Memories of Terrible Events & PTSD
Memories of life threatening events can sometimes get stuck in our minds and keep coming back to us as nightmares or 'flashbacks'. Why does this happen and how can we stop the memories coming back?