Trying to manage your mental health on your own can leave you feeling frustrated and stuck. One of my skills as a psychologist is knowing how to best support you to grow a deeper understanding of yourself. Once you know what motivates your emotions and behaviours, you can develop a strategy to manage them.
So much has been done to reduce stigma around seeking psychological help, and that is truly wonderful. But there’s a small knowledge gap that probably needs a little bit of time - that little question of “how?”. I would say 90% of the calls I receive from family, friends and colleagues seeking my professional advice, is something along the lines of “[person I know] has been thinking about seeing a psychologist, so what do they do now?”. I will spend some time addressing vario