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Therapy and crèche: a solution for mothers who seek to work with a psychologist

2 weeks ago

As a society, we still stigmatise people who aren’t coping well and this means we sometimes fail to support those who most need it. But as mothers facing the difficulties that motherhood poses, you will know how important it is to take care of yourself. My Psychology Clinic is here to help you achieve this by offering psychological sessions and a crèche facility!

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What would you do if you came across someone ready to end their life? Here is what I did.

4 weeks ago

Supposedly you are crossing a bridge and you notice someone ready to end their life by jumping into the river – what do you do? And to complicate matters you are cycling with your 2-year-old child on the back of your bike – again, what do you do?

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The ugly side of being “strong” as a woman

2 months ago

At what point was it decided that there are either strong women or soft women in this world? This categorical taxonomy is naïve, if not even dangerous. We are humans and all our traits are better depicted as dimensional scales. In other words, we are both strong and soft at different times in our lives. And this variation is what helps us to grow.

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I love you, but I’ll keep my distance” The avoidant attachment style and four ways to avoid it

2 months ago

Some of you, for different reasons, may maintain some mental distance and an escape route when in a relationship. Instead of expressing your emotions, you supress them and you likely employ several strategies to achieve this.

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Techniques to deal with anger

2 months ago
anger techniques

Learning how to manage our anger is a skill that can be learned and we ought to prioritise how to train our mind in order to better manage our emotions in these situations. By doing so, we protect the quality of our relationships with others.

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6 ways to organise your family life

2 months ago

To run your home life successfully you need to see it as an organisation – the most important one in your life! –  and run it like a business. Here are 6 business strategies to help organise your family life.

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How to raise children who care

2 months ago

All you need to focus on is your role as a parent now and trust that this will help your little ones to build skills to last a lifetime. Your daughter won’t be scratching her friends when she goes to university and your son won’t be biting his co-workers when he starts a job (if they do, you should probably get in touch with me then!). So, what can you do now?

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Can you invest five minutes of your time in your mental health today? Stop and Breathe technique

7 months ago

We actively do something everyday to take care of our physical health, like brushing our teeth, taking a shower, eating fruits and vegetables and so on… But we do not habitually set time aside to take care of our emotional health.

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Students’ mental health

7 months ago

I designed MePlusMe so that students can use it at any time they want and get tailored advice about the specific needs they have at that time. The advice is in the form of psychological and educational techniques presented as a package of animated videos.

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On self-harm and a clinical example from my work

2 years ago
Self-Injury Awareness Day

Self-Injury Awareness Day (SIAD) is on the 1st of March. […] People are often puzzled as to how is it possible for this behaviour to take place, and I am often asked about this condition in casual conversations – why would anyone want to harm his/herself? As strange as it might seem for many, this behaviour can serve a function and so there are comprehensible reasons as to why it occurs. […] To help explain how self-harm behaviour can arise, I’ll relate an example from my clinical work.

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