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The Festive Season is a busy time of the year that can be both joyful and overwhelming. Social gatherings, presents, shopping, cooking, decorating, preparing. All of these things plus the more than usual contact with family and friends can elicit difficult emotions and some personal...

There can be a lot of pressure during the Christmas period to spend, spend, spend. For those struggling financially, this can cause a lot of stress and worry. The good news is that a fun-filled Christmas does not necessarily need to be an expensive one. These...

In Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) we consider acceptance to mean embracing emotions, thoughts, and other internal experiences without trying to change them. For example, we can accept our anxiety by feeling it in our body, noticing the anxious thoughts, and seeing the anxiety fully,...

By Melissa Bourchier IQ Tests, Intelligence Testing, Cognitive Assessments, Educational Assessment, Achievement Tests… These terms are very confusing! Let’s look at two groups of testing here: IQ (Intelligence Quotient) testing, intelligence testing, and cognitive assessments are one group. I will refer to this as a cognitive...

  Although becoming a parent can be an amazing experience, it can also bring a multitude of challenges. Whether you are preparing yourself for parenthood, or are already a parent, recognising the changes that may occur when you have a baby can help you understand how...

After a couple become parents, their perception of their relationship can shift to incorporate their children. It’s easy to see how this shift can happen. Children, especially in the early days, demand a lot of time and energy, and the focus a couple used to...

We would define balance as: 1) the even distribution of weight that enables someone or something to remain upright and steady; 2) a situation in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. Balance as a verb, is defined as "to place 'something' in...

With so many Psychologists to choose from, how do choose the right one for you? People like you seek help from a Psychologist for a number of reasons such as sleep difficulties, loss and grief, building confidence and self esteem, anxiety, depression, marital or relationship difficulties,...