Last week we looked at the best advice I've been given in my time as a clinical psychologist. But that advice has been balanced with some things that I don't feel are as helpful, so here are my thoughts on the worst advice I've been given as a clinical psychologist.
It's fast coming up to the time of year where bright-eyed postgraduates with big dreams of changing the world start their Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training courses. Inspired by that fact, I thought I'd do a post of some of the best advice I've been given over my years as a clinical psychologist.
Last week we looked at chronic pain - what it is, and how it develops. This week, we're going to be talking about pain management. Pain management is the main part of my day job, so I've got a lot to say about it! Hopefully, people will find it helpful.
Every time I tell someone that I work with people who have chronic pain, they want to know exactly what that means. I've been taking my time writing this blog post because it's complicated, but I think everyone should know about chronic pain whether they have it or not. Read on to find out what it is.
This week I've got an exciting collaboration with Shirley Myers. We're talking about cancer and mental health. If this is a difficult topic then take it steady, but we hope you can join us behind the cut to look at ways to manage your mental health when you have a cancer diagnosis.
For this week's blog post, inspired by my previous post about running and the sheer amount of Drag Race I've been watching recently, I've decided to combine a couple of my favourite things and talk about what RuPaul's Drag Race has taught me about mental health. Buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy ride!
Most people have heard of PTSD, but might not know what it is or how to manage it. Similarly, lots of us have heard of PTSD 'triggers', and of some of the symptoms of PTSD. I'm going to break it all down for you in this post, so that it's clear what PTSD is and how you might help someone who is struggling.
Being around others is amazing, but being alone can also be great. This week's blog post is about solitude, and why being alone for a while is a good way to recharge and refocus. Read on to find out how you can do just that.
As a psychologist, I often hear lots of misconceptions about therapy and about what I do. Read on to look at some of these misconceptions, and how things actually are if you decide to have therapy.
Relationships are tricky. From friendships to work acquaintances to romantic relationships, it can feel impossible to avoid people at times, and we all want to just get along. Here are three tips to keep your relationships healthy.
Dr Sarah Blackshaw: Clinical Psychologist, blogger, tea drinker, interested in dinosaurs and shiny objects