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Finding freedom from a critical inner voice

Finding freedom from your ‘critical inner voice’ It doesn’t have to take years of therapy to identify one’s own critical inner voice. You can observe it yourself during the coming weeks as an experiment, if...

Guidance for concerned family members

Helping a family member or friend who is going through tough times Here at the clinic, we receive many enquiries about our services from people who are concerned about a family member, partner or friend....

Why Is CBT Growing in Popularity?

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) has been receiving more and more attention in recent years. If you’ve heard about CBT and are wondering what all the buzz is about, here is a summary of why CBT is...

4 Top Excuses for Not Seeing a Psychologist

Mental health issues are very common, with one recent survey finding that one in four people have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. Unfortunately, many people’s issues remain untreated, resulting in unnecessary suffering. Mental...

Psychology v Psychiatry: What’s the Difference?

Many people use the terms “psychology” and “psychiatry” interchangeably, but the truth is, there are some distinct differences between the two practices. Knowing these distinctions is important when searching for a suitable mental health professional....

Mental Health While at University

When preparing for college, many teens and young adults are consumed with important questions around the major transition ahead, such as concerns over what course of study to select, how their social landscape will change,...

What You May Not Know About Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic-depressive disorder) affects some 60 million people worldwide, so there’s a good chance that you or someone you know is affected by it. But despite bipolar disorder being so common,...

Borderline Personality Disorder: A Misunderstood Phenomenon

Many people are familiar with mental health problems such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety and depression. Fewer people, though, have heard of borderline personality disorder. But even among those people who do have a basic...

Psychological benefits of giving to others and thinking of others

Do you ever get that warm feeling when you’ve done a good deed? Or when you’ve given someone a gift they really value and cherish? Research indicates that giving to others is psychologically beneficial to...

“Here comes the sun, and I say it’s alright”: The psychological benefits of holidays

Sun or no sun holidays have become an integral part of life. Taking a break from work or other life responsibilities is now a widely accepted and even expected undertaking. The history of holidays goes...