June 11, 2018

When an addiction takes hold often people find other parts of their life fade into the background. They could lose their job, stop studying and lose good family relationships as the addiction becomes more important to them. Many people see these poin...

May 31, 2018

It’s suggested that in education in the past a ‘hard work’ award as given to people seen as stupid and unable to gain an award any other way. Whereas today in school the phrase is used in reference to high achievement.

May 28, 2018

For me, the take-home is that parenting is tough. Perhaps the most important, most difficult and most underpaid job you’re ever offered. If you’ve tried your best given the information you had at the time, then that is what’s important.

May 24, 2018

Money can’t buy you love. However, it can buy you cosmetic procedures and in the US it’s essential for buying healthcare. Sadly, in the UK if you need to see a counsellor quickly and/or locally and you’re not deemed a ‘high priority’ by the NHS (as a...

May 21, 2018

There are numerous rumourss and scare stories about antidepressants changing who you fundamentally are. There may be some truth to them. Everyone must weigh up what is right for them, but I have a fear that all too often the stories stop people from...

May 14, 2018

This new test is a game changer because although good early interventions were known, before the test it was impossible to know who needed the early interventions.

May 8, 2018

Two researchers in Gothenburg University have taken it upon themselves to find out (Fashing and Ask, March 2018). They devised a simulated real-life test of detective abilities but giving police students a scenario...

May 3, 2018

Have you ever looked back at what you’ve just spent the last half an hour typing, only to find half of it doesn’t make sense and your sentences go on for days!?  And it all made so much sense in your head as you were writing it!  New research has fou...

April 30, 2018

There are a lot of theories about what makes a therapist right for you, the client.  As a therapist, I have been told in the past to watch out for older clients who have children that are about my age.  The idea being, they might conflate me with the...

April 26, 2018

Autistic People are being offered and sometimes pressed into ‘cures’ with no evidence they work.  Some are innocuous like vitamins, ear candles and aromatherapy…  but others are dangerous and could be described as abusive.  Some examples are exposure...

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