Put a lid on it

Put a lid on it

Not actually – not in the way it is usually meant. I have been working on some compassion fatigue material and this image of a jar with a lid came to mind.  Compassion fatigue is simply the cost of caring.  When we care so much that it empties us from the inside...
Caring For Our Carers

Caring For Our Carers

When mental illness, physical illness or extreme circumstances hit our families, it is likely that the care of those who suffer will fall on the shoulders of one or a few carers.  The role is taken on out of love, and yet it will come as a certain change in...
What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy?

What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy?

Do you ever have trouble dealing with your emotions and at times feel like they are just too overwhelming? Do you find yourself making unhelpful or even detrimental decisions in your relationships or everyday life when you are experiencing strong emotions? Dialectical...
What to expect at your first appointment

What to expect at your first appointment

It is very common to feel nervous about your first appointment with a psychologist. Your psychologist is well aware of what it means to see someone you have never met and share your life’s story and challenges with. Research into therapeutic effectiveness tells...
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