Stuck between a monolithic rock and a digitally advanced hard place

Yesterday I met someone who had never owned a mobile phone. He claimed to “love it”. Had I more time I would have been curious to find out: What do you love about it? Why have you chosen to opt … Read More »

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New Year, New Direction? Choosing what’s right for you.

As Christmas is well and truly behind us and we are firmly in the New Year, it’s a popular time to reflect upon where we are at, whether we really did keep those resolutions from last year, and what might … Read More »

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Update your CV!

We are approaching a new year once again, and you may be thinking about making a new start on the career front. Before you start the application process, it is imperative that you have an up-to-date CV ready to supplement … Read More »

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Smile or Die.

It’s not surprising that most people who I see for therapy, when asked what they want, say something like “I want to be happier/more confident/calmer/motivated*” [delete as appropriate unless you want it all]. Usually my follow-up question is “if you … Read More »

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Research and Practice: Mind the gap

Clinical psychologists are considered to be scientist-practitioners, duly using the latest ‘evidence base’ to guide their clinical practice, whilst also using their experience in clinical practice to guide future research. Sounds good in theory, but what does this look like in … Read More »

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Starting a PhD

It’s that time of the year again when undergraduate and postgraduate students get ready to start a new journey in their academic life. For some, this time spent at university will act as a stepping-stone for a career in academia, … Read More »

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Celebrating Success

Challenges of clinical practice  Clinical psychology – though rewarding – can be tough. Much of a clinical psychologist’s role centres on containing the distress of others, whilst supporting people to make difficult but beneficial changes towards greater well-being. Difficulties are … Read More »

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Gaining skills (and more) through voluntary positions

During my undergraduate days, I knew quite a few people who did voluntary work for various charities. For some, this was a requirement for their future careers; for others, it was an opportunity to develop their leadership qualities, team building … Read More »

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The Interview: Survival Tips

The Interview: Survival Tips Previous posts have looked at the application process as well as the interview itself (see previous posts). An interview can be an anxious experience and hopefully knowing some more about the interview process (see previous posts) … Read More »

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Judgers and perceivers

Recently I blogged about introverts and extroverts. This blog will focus on another dimension of the Myers-Briggs type indicator: that of judging versus perceiving. Are you a judger or a perceiver? Before you go on holiday, is everything packed and … Read More »

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