Employee Assistance

Research has found indisputedly that positive psychological techniques benefits not just employees, but also employers. Building a positive environment, and a person centred work culture has shown to increase employee contentment, leading to increased productivity, greater motivation and the ability to cope with workplace stress and uncertainty. So how can a psychologist help? A psychologist…

Self Esteem

Self Esteem is how you think and feel about yourself. Low self-esteem is connected with negative self-talk, self-doubt, self-criticism and shame, whereas people with high self-esteem show confidence, self-respect and satisfaction with themselves. Self-esteem is built from birth. It reflects our experiences in the world and our reaction to them. Self-esteem can be shaken, even…

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders affect around 1 in 20 people, more commonly men than woman. While it is common to associate eating disorders with anorexia, other disorders such as bulimia and binge eating also fall under this heading. Although Eating Disorders (ED) are classed as purely mental health issues, the side effects ravage the body physically. In…

Relationship Issues

All relationships go through their ups and downs. Two people committing to a life together often have differing expectations of what they want from the relationship, they may have trouble communicating those expectations or after having been together a while may be weighed down by mundane day to day life! Whether you are contemplating moving…

Depression

Life’s ups and down affect us all. The loss of a job or a relationship, the grief at the passing of a loved one, all these events cause us sadness and despair. But what about when these feelings continue, what about when they appear for no apparent reason? This may be depression. Depression is defined…

Rehabilitation/Injury

Traditionally, rehabilitation from injury has been considered as physical in nature, however more and more research is confirming that there is indeed a psychological factor. Many people who are injured may be angry or sad that they are incapacitated, and can benefit from psychological counselling. It has been found that an injury can also elicit…