Counselling Articles

Accepting What Is – Is It Really a Good Idea?

by Andrea Blundell Does your life always have a conflict or two on the go? Constantly dreaming of being somewhere else? Or fighting your way forward? Accepting what is could be a tool you need. What is acceptance? In psychology, acceptance is closely linked to allowing, and to the present moment. What is happening right...

Compromise in Relationships – the Good, the Bad, and How to Tell the Difference

by Andrea Blundell Unless you are dating or friends with your own personal clone, you are going to at some point face a difference of opinion. How you compromise in relationships will either make or eventually break your connection. Define compromise in relationships? Compromise in relationships is about meeting in the middle. You find a...

What is Postpartum Psychosis? Symptoms and Treatment

Have you had mental health problems in the past? Or a diagnosis or schizophrenia or bipolar disorder? Planning on having children, and worried about possible repercussions? The risk of postpartum psychosis is small but important.  What is postpartum psychosis? Postpartum psychosis, also called ‘postnatal psychosis’ and ‘puerperal psychosis,’ sees a mother experience a break with...

What is Neuropsychiatry?

Confused as to what kind of psychiatrist you need? What is neuropsychiatry anyway, and can it help your issue? What is neuropsychiatry? The word is essentially what it sounds like —  an approach that is a hybrid of neuroscience and psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry combines an understanding of  mental health disorders with one of brain and nervous...