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How the magic of tidying up impacts us psychologically

Does de-cluttering your home really de-stress your life? Ever winced before opening a cupboard door? Or perhaps you keep buying similar types of clothes, without realising? Maybe you have a stack of envelopes that you’ve...

Work smarter, not harder for better mental health

How a better work/life balance contributes to better mental health As introductory lines to articles go, the one written for an Economist article in 1955 by Cyril Northcote Parkinson is perhaps one of the most...

Navigating the uncertainty of historical events like Brexit

Brexit: How anxious is Britain? Long ago, Greek philosopher Heraclitus once mused “change is the only constant in life.” When we take a step back and look at Brexit in the context of thousands of...

It’s Stress Awareness Month – how can you reduce the impact of stress?

Is stress being caused by your life, or your thinking? While life situations can be the cause of our stress, it’s really important to explore how our thinking can contribute to creating unnecessary stress in...

Treating bipolar disorder, from a psychological and psychiatric perspective

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is characterised by a variety of symptoms. One of those is severe depression or low mood. Often, people who reach out for help do so during one of...

Sleep is food for the psyche – not getting enough? Read this.

Sleep is food for the psyche – not getting enough? Read this. Nothing beats a good night’s sleep. Feeling rested, revitalised, calm and fresh are just some of the instant benefits of proper sleep. Not...

How “having it all” can diminish women’s mental health

Up until around the 1970s, the term ‘superhero’ typically conjured visions of caped men in comic books fighting off bad guys for fun, rescuing small fluffy animals and just generally saving the day. Fast forward...

Helping university students prioritise their mental health

Decades ago, the pressure heaped on university students was very different. Peer pressure consisted mostly of finding out who could party until dawn and still make it to their 9am exam. However, today there are...

Exploring the psychology behind eating disorders, and how to treat them

How eating disorders take a toll on both psychological and physical health There is perhaps no greater relationship for any one of us, than the one we have with food. Since we were tiny babies,...

Using CAT to understand yourself and your relationships

Feel something’s not quite right, but can’t put your finger on it? While many clients reach out to us during the height of stressful times, or because they feel their lives are falling apart, it’s...