Sleepy cat - early bird or night owl?
Early Bird Gets the Worm?

You’re usually the one up first; you’ve done a workout already, had some breakfast, showered, and are reading a book with a cup of coffee when your loved one stumbles down the stairs in their dressing gown, sleep in their … Read More

Untangled mental health inequality
World Mental Health Day

In light of World Mental Health day recently, we wanted to take a moment to highlight the importance of advocating against the stigma that surrounds mental health issues as well as educating and increasing awareness around the topic.  Although a … Read More

Schema therapy
Schema Therapy

What is schema therapy? Dr. Jeffrey Young began developing schema therapy in the mid-1980s, when he found that traditional therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy were not helpful for people with chronic characteristic problems like personality disorders. These clients tend … Read More

Compassion focused therapy
Compassion-Focused Therapy

What is compassion-focused therapy? Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) presents self-compassion as the main goal of treatment. It encourages clients to focus on understanding and feeling compassion for themselves, rather than having negative thoughts about themselves. It can be suitable for people … Read More

Cognitive behavoural therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Is cognitive behavioural therapy effective? Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is one of the most widely studied forms of treatment and has proven effective in treating a range of mental disorders including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, … Read More

Client-Centered therapy
Client-Centered Therapy

What does “client-centered” mean? Client-centered therapy, also known as customer-centered counselling or person-centered therapy, is a non-directive form of talk therapy which means that it allows the client to conduct the conversation and does not attempt to direct it in … Read More

acceptance and commitment therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

What is acceptance and commitment therapy? Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is mindfulness-based, value-based behavioural therapy with many parallels to Buddhism but in a less religious way. It is a modern scientific approach based on the latest research in human … Read More

Untangled psychology - feeling your feelings
Feeling Your Feelings

Feeling your feelings “And how do you feel about that?” – the classic line of any psychologist in any movie you’ve probably seen. “Cringe!” – you might think. “Really? A psychologist talking about feelings… Predictable.” And I don’t normally think … Read More

Dissociation, Derealisation and Depersonalisation

I’m hearing these terms referred to more and more lately but often interchangeably so understandably it garners some confusion… So what is the difference then?  Well, dissociation is the term we use to generally refer to a feeling of detachment … Read More

What’s Your Type?

Are you an ENFJ? Type 9 Enneagram? Pisces too?  Just like maybe you have, I’ve been curious as to what personality ‘type’ I am and have tried a bunch of these tests myself.  “But the last one is your horoscope”, … Read More