Posted on 5th May 2015 | Category: News

Would you be surprised to find that there is a link between obsessive compulsive behaviours and gambling problems? Apparently the two share quite a symmetry in psychological terms according to a recent press release from the American University of Harvard. Gambling is one of the …

Posted on 30th April 2015 | Category: News

Many people out there love their dogs. But can dogs sense emotions?  When compared to cats and other animals, it often seems like humans have a special bond with canines – a feeling that no doubt gave birth to the phrase man’s best friend. However, …

Posted on 7th April 2015 | Category: CBT

Do we cause ourselves trouble when we strive for the unobtainable? Are perfectionists inherently sad because they can never quite achieve their goals? Even though we’ve often been told to reach for the skies in everything we do, it looks like Barry Schwartz, the famous …

Posted on 31st March 2015 | Category: Useful Tools

When I discuss mindfulness with clients, I define it as: ‘Consciously bringing awareness to your here-and-now experience with openness, interest and receptiveness.’ There are many facets to mindfulness, including living in the present moment; engaging fully in what you are doing rather than ‘Getting stuck’ …

Posted on 15th March 2015 | Category: CBT, News

How easy is it for false memories to be planted in an individual? According to this article in the popular press a new study has shown the frightening regularity with which we can create memories that are not consistent with the actual version of events. …

Posted on 1st March 2015 | Category: CBT, Useful Tools

Sometimes people say you should write a letter to those that have upset you – even if you don’t actually plan on sending it. Why is this? Well a group of psychologists think that they might have the answer. This recent article in the popular …