Trauma

The Psychology of Trauma: Resolving flashbacks

By | 2017-11-13T12:32:10+00:00 October 16th, 2017|CBT, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Men, Resources for referrers, Trauma, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Flashbacks often occur after a person has been involved in a stressful incident or trauma, which either threatened their safety or that of someone else. Over the years I have seen lots of people who have come to see me due to experiencing a trauma reaction, which includes flashbacks.  Examples include people working in jobs [...]

The psychology of self harming teens

By | 2017-09-02T12:41:57+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Anxiety, CBT, Children, Depression, Grief and Loss, Hypnosis, Journaling, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Parents, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Resources for referrers, Self-esteem, Stress, Suicide, Trauma, Women, Young Adults|

Self harming Teens – what’s it all about? Teenagers who self harm typically describe either a surge of emotions which can be overwhelming or an absence of feeling, described as feeling “numb”.  Sometimes the behaviour can be viewed by others as a way of seeking attention, though for lots of people who self harm it [...]

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Hypnosis – what is it and how is it useful?

By | 2017-07-29T10:06:00+00:00 July 29th, 2017|Anxiety, Childbirth, Couples, Depression, Grief and Loss, Hypnosis, Men, Pain Management, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Self-esteem, Smoking Cessation, Trauma, Weight Loss, Women, Young Adults|

What is hypnosis ? Hypnosis is a therapeutic tool, rather than a therapy in itself.  Using hypnosis can help people be more open to helpful ideas and suggestions - to develop a mindset in order to see how to achieve a goal, instead of limiting yourself. The process of hypnosis involves three steps: an induction, [...]

Workers compensation – Accessing psychological treatment

By | 2017-06-07T16:53:23+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Anxiety, Depression, Men, Resources for referrers, Stress, Trauma, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Workers compensation can be available to people who have been physically or psychologically injured during the course of their work. An "injury" most commonly means a significant and unexpected change to a person’s life in terms of: restricted work options restricted activities no longer able to do all the tasks that they would normally be [...]

Learning to ride waves of emotion…

By | 2017-06-07T16:01:54+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Anxiety, Depression, EMDR, Grief and Loss, Journaling, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Suicide, Trauma, Women, Young Adults|

Our creative team just posted this quick reminder that it takes both expert help and a bit of practice to stand up and enjoy surfing real waves and the waves of emotion that many of us feel when things get intense. If you'd like to know more, get in touch with the friendly team of [...]

Saying Goodbye to someone with Cancer

By | 2017-06-07T14:48:53+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Anxiety, Children, Couples, Exposure Therapy, Grief and Loss, Hypnosis, Men, Parents, Resilience, Resources for referrers, Stress, Trauma, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

To simply hear the word cancer can send fear into our hearts and minds. Many people know someone who has suffered with cancer, me included. Sometimes the feelings of grief and loss can feel like the end of our happiness, but psychologists can do a lot to help manage the pain of watching a loved-one [...]

Trauma in the workplace

By | 2017-04-20T13:30:48+00:00 March 13th, 2017|EMDR, Hypnosis, Men, Mindfulness, Resilience, Trauma, Women, Workplace|

The word 'trauma' is commonly used in our day-to-day language, but people who have actually been traumatised often say little about it. The definition of trauma From a psychology perspective, a trauma is defined as an event where you have been involved (either directly or as a witness to something) where someone (you or another) [...]

Increasing awareness about suicide

By | 2017-04-20T13:53:55+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Anxiety, Depression, Men, Suicide, Trauma, Women, Young Adults|

It is commonly known that men are more likely to suicide than women, with middle aged men being the highest age group, though the prevalence rate for mental health problems for men and women is about the same. Also, women are significantly more likely than men to seek psychological counselling. From speaking to clients in [...]