Blog Articles by Dr Lisa Debrou

Blog Articles by Dr Lisa Debrou


Dr Lisa Debrou

About Me

My motivation comes from a personal desire to support others to live full and meaningful lives, with an awareness of their psychological health. The shared responsibility I have with my patients whilst we discover their true selves and help shape a brighter future is something that sits at the heart of being a Psychologist for me.


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The Right To Die – Friends & Family Perspectives – Part 5

The Right to Die – Friends & Family Perspectives – Part 5 For most people, the perspectives of friends and family members is of importance in major life decisions.  We care about what they think, how they feel and the impact of our decisions on those we love.  Conflict with friends or family members may be triggered by disagreements in a major decision.  At best, it can bring people closer together, and at worst it can cause complete relationship breakdowns or changes to mental health.  For these reasons, we need […]...

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The Right To Die Debate – Illness And The Importance Of Considering Control – Part 4

The Right to Die Debate – Illness And The Importance of Considering Control – Part 4 Living with a chronic illness can be stressful and many people will go through a time when they feel completely out of control of their lives.  Learning to live a meaningful life with chronic illness is a challenge, which many people are successful in.  But this can change if an illness is progressive or worsens and causes a marked deterioration in quality of life.  The coping strategies any one of us has will have […]...

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Phobias

by Dr Lisa Debrou - 25th November, 2015
Phobias

Do you have a phobia which is affecting your life and wish it could be different? Whilst some people learn to manage their phobias well, others are severely affected in their quality of life and daily functioning. A phobia is generally characterised by strong and intense levels of anxiety and fear. For some, the anxiety associated with a phobia can serve to maintain patterns of avoidance in life. For example, a person with a phobia of driving might avoid going anywhere that is not accessible by other means (e.g. by […]...

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Am I Being Bullied At Work?

When it comes to this question there can be confusion with regard to what constitutes workplace bullying and, what to do about it. What is workplace bullying? The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) highlight there is no legal definition for workplace bullying, however they describe it as “negative behaviour being targeted at an individual, or individuals, repeatedly and persistently over time”. Questionnaires have suggested that negative workplace behaviours may be subtle, for example being ignored or excessive monitoring of one’s work, or overt, such as being subject to intimidating behaviour […]...

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