Psychological Process: When a System Splits

As a clinical psychologist, I’m interested in how groups of people (referred to here as the system) work with and around a client, and what this tells us about the service user’s personal experience and relationships. As clinicians, or allied professionals, we can get pulled into different dynamics. One of these dynamics, or processes, is

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How to Style Saltwater Sandals

It’s All About The Salties! How did I get through the summer without a pair of Saltwater sandals? I know Summer is on the way out (was it ever here?), but I am loving my Saltwaters. It seems others are too as I get comments about them all the time. When it came to buying

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When Therapy Ends

Endings are an inevitable part of therapy. It is usual, particularly for time limited work, to be clear about endings from the start of therapy. This offers clear boundaries and clarifies timescales but doesn’t mean endings are easy. Thankfully, the majority feel right and come about organically but there are some that set a different tone.

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Why I Started a Paleo Lifestyle

I’m a couple of weeks into eating Paleo and I am feeling Fab.U.Lous. My body feels cleansed and light and I feel energised. My skin looks brighter. When I started I wondered if I would be able to stick to a Paleo lifestyle, but now I’ve started, I don’t want to give it up. Live

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My Current Skin Staples

I am hours away from my 40th birthday and when I look back I can see how much my skin has changed. I have gone from being a spot prone and backne suffering teen, to having serious shine issues, to having skin that is finally not too oily but is now predisposed to dry patches.

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Does Your Child Have ADHD Or An Insecure Attachment?

In My Psychological Shoes It’s fair to say I’m an ADHD sceptic. I particularly grapple with the diagnosis and have never been part of an “ADHD clinic.” I feel uncomfortable being part of a process that diagnoses children from a young age. In my view, there are many different developmental pathways children can travel down

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