Intrusive Thoughts & Mental Health

What are intrusive thoughts? We can all, from time to time, experience intrusive thoughts. These are unwanted, and sometimes distressing, ideas, memories, and images that enter our mind randomly and cause disruption. The content of such thoughts can vary, and therefore, so does the level of distress caused. There are different types of intrusive thoughts.Continue reading “Intrusive Thoughts & Mental Health”

The Robora Podcast Interview

Very recently, I was interviewed by Annie Ridout, co-founder of The Robora, for her podcast. The Robora Podcast The Robora is an online business teaching practical and mindset skills to women who work online. They run a podcast and sell online courses.  Their recent season on the podcast is focusing on women who also runContinue reading “The Robora Podcast Interview”

Motivation- Lapses and how to boost it

By Eleanor Holmes Motivation is the internal mechanism that pushes us forward with our goal-orientated behaviours. However, from time time, we all experience lapses in motivation. During these lapses, it can seem difficult to carry out our usual tasks, especially when confronted with a long list of things to complete. Whether related to work, ourContinue reading “Motivation- Lapses and how to boost it”

Assistant Psychologist roles – How do you land one?

Assistant Psychologist (AP) positions are known as gold dust in the psychology field, particularly for recent graduates. Why? Because they allow budding psychologists to work directly with clients, and similar experience to fully qualified psychologists and therapists. This is great experience, which helps you to progress on to further training, whilst giving you great insightContinue reading “Assistant Psychologist roles – How do you land one?”

Mindfulness and mental health

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is simply the ability to stay within the present. When feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious (and especially if these feelings are reoccurring) it can help to reestablish where, who and how you are in the present moment.  By improving your awareness of thoughts and feelings, you are less likely to becomeContinue reading “Mindfulness and mental health”

Imposter Syndrome and self-esteem

By guest blogger Eleanor Holmes What is Imposter Syndrome? Imposter Syndrome (IS) is the experience of lacking confidence in your own abilities and feeling like a fraud. This is coupled with the internalised fear that others will realise you’re not as skilled or competent as they thought. Although IS is not a mental disorder listedContinue reading “Imposter Syndrome and self-esteem”

Perfectionism and low self-esteem

How does perfectionism and low self-esteem work together? Perfectionism is observed when a person sets themselves very high standards, which are often difficult to meet. When the standards are inevitably not met, this can lead to feelings of failure. In turn, this can result in low self-esteem and feeling anxious and depressed.  Alternatively, the veryContinue reading “Perfectionism and low self-esteem”

What is low self-esteem and how can we manage it?

Self esteem is how we view our worth. If we have low self-esteem, we believe we are not worthy. Read on to learn how low self-esteem develops and sticks around, and how we can manage it using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Where does low self-esteem come from? Low self-esteem can come from a number ofContinue reading “What is low self-esteem and how can we manage it?”

Psychology Careers: First Jobs After University

Guest blog by Eleanor Holmes There are many good roles to apply for when just starting out and considering careers in psychology! A degree, as with many careers, is the starting point, but where do you go from there? Here are three examples of potential roles you could go for. Mental Health Support Worker Description: MentalContinue reading “Psychology Careers: First Jobs After University”

Postgraduate Psychology Careers and the Impact on Mental Health

Guest blog by Eleanor Holmes Graduating and psychology careers Graduating from university can bring a wave of relief and excitement for many psychology postgraduates. This is especially following a term of dissertation projects and final-year exams. However, this can be closely followed by the competitiveness and stress experienced when trying to kick-start a psychology career.Continue reading “Postgraduate Psychology Careers and the Impact on Mental Health”