Anxiety management

Working through trauma from a schema therapy lens

Photo by Aditya Saxena on Unsplash   My previous blog aimed at providing a brief overview of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder. Click here to read more: This blog focuses on how therapy can aid in processing past traumatic or upsetting experiences.   There is an abundance of research on various modalities for working […]

Breaking the Cycle: Why Avoidance Behaviours Lead to More Avoidance

Photo by Possessed Photography on Unsplash   Anxiety can be an uncomfortable and distressing feeling that we want to get rid of. This can lead to making choices that will alleviate our anxiety in the quickest way. Avoidance behaviours can encompass a wide range of physical and mental actions, from procrastination and refusing to think […]

Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Image source:   What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? Maybe you’ve heard someone refer to themselves as having “OCD” or being “OCD” about certain things like cleanliness or orderliness. In reality, OCD is a mental illness that can dramatically impact someone’s life. OCD is characterised by the presence of intrusive and unwanted thoughts, ideas or […]

Understanding Your Thoughts

Understanding Your Thoughts Simply put, thoughts are our opinions and beliefs about ourselves, others and the world around us. Thoughts can be experienced in different ways. Some of us think in the form of ‘words’, images/pictures, or even both. We all have that ‘voice’ in our head that helps us process events that are unfolding […]

Coping and Managing with Workplace Stress

The workplace environment is rapidly and constantly changing. With online platforms, digital tools and smart devices make work more portable and professional lives more accessible than ever. Whilst these devices are intended to simplify things, they also make professional and personal lives more stressful. It has become all too easy for work to be a […]

Helping Children & Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder & Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal part of children’s development, but children and teenagers with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can experience anxiety more intensely and more often than other children.    Anxiety or autism spectrum disorder? Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) feel many of the same worries and fears as other children. But […]