Adoption has long been considered a positive event, espousing the belief that a family looking to increase in size can provide a loving and nurturing environment for a child to grow up in. However, research has demonstrated that adoption can also be very challenging! Psychologist Leonie Sanders discusses these challenges in her article “The Impacts […]
Individuals who feel plagued by repugnant, senseless or unacceptable thoughts that intrude into their lives, and feel they have to do some ritual (eg cleaning) over and over again, may have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Up until very recently, OCD was one of those problems that did not respond very well to therapy but with […]
Although IVF counselling is not mandatory, it can provide a safe place to explore the myriad feelings and emotions. Not only can the experience of infertility batter your self-esteem, it can place huge strain on your relationship with your partner, as well as affect your relationships with family and friends. If you are struggling to cope […]
Dr. David Wells has found that in his work with clients they often have the belief that motivation leads to doing or improved mood, however it is increased doing or activity that leads to motivation and improvement! So, despite our minds telling us not to do what we want to do, we do need to work […]
Domestic Violence is a pattern of abusive behaviour through which a person seeks to control and dominate another person. Individuals who engage in abusive behaviours use fear, guilt, shame, and intimidation to claim power and control over their partner. Psychologist Amanda Hansen outlines the signs of an abusive relationship and how to seek support.
Anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of anxiety, in that they consist of an excessive and uncontrollable response, which requires no specific external stimulus. An anxiety disorder presents with a wide range of symptoms, from physical and emotional, to behavioural and cognitive. If you are experiencing anxiety, seeing a psychologist can help to determine if you […]