This month's blog is about something that I spend time in my NHS job doing - habit reversal. In this context, it's specific to skin conditions, and can really help to manage the frustration that comes with having itchy skin - although habit reversal can be used with lots of different things. Read on to find out more.
Hi all, it's been a while! I thought I'd write a quick update post to let you all know what I've been up to and what I'm focusing on this year.
I've been sorting out my garden over the last few weeks, so here's a post on gardening for mental health.
Inspired by recent events, today I thought I'd have a think about what self-soothing is, why it's important, and how we can do it more successfully as adults.
I've been thinking a lot about happiness - what it is, what it isn't, and how to be happier in general. Have a look below the line to read on about three things that you need to give up to be happy in life.
Building on from my last blog post, here's a post on how to set boundaries more effectively in relationships, with a number of tips and hints on doing so.
This week’s blog post is about boundaries – what are they, and why are they so important? Read on to find out!
After two weeks away I'm back, with a blog all about how to beat those pesky post-holiday blues. Take a look below the line to see where I've been and how you can manage that feeling of "ugh" when you get back from a break!
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog post explaining a bit about EMDR. I've been using it for a few months now, so wanted to share from a therapist's perspective how I'm finding it.
Continuing on from last week's blog about grief, this week's blog is about how to support someone who is grieving, and where to access support.
Dr Sarah Blackshaw: Clinical Psychologist, blogger, tea drinker, interested in dinosaurs and shiny objects