Health Related Problems

Chronic health conditions plague many of our population. Conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis or chronic fatigue syndrome to name a few can make life nearly unbearable for suffers. Psychologists working with other medical practitioners can help create a team to support suffers of chronic health conditions, and help them live productive fulfilled lives.…

Grief

Grief and loss are a universal, intrinsic element of the human experience. Every culture, every society has rituals and beliefs surrounding death and that have been nurtured and continued for generations. Grief and loss is not the sole domain of death however, but is in response to change of any kind. Many people find that…

Sexual/Physical/Verbal Abuse

Abuse manifests in many different forms and can happen to anyone regardless of age or gender. Although women and children are the most frequently effected, men also can be victims of abuse. Sexual abuse occurs when someone is forced to have sex, forced to watch others have sex, is sexually harassed, or has sex used…

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…