Author: Daisy Sunderalingam

Depression therapy

Not the Grades They Wanted? 3 Things That Can Help

The majority of us get anxious over exams and receiving exam results can be just as nerve wracking. Here are three things you can do when your child doesn’t get the grades they wanted. Actively Listen Active listening is a skill using both verbal and non-verbal signs of listening. Such as positive reinforcement, summarising and clarification, maintaining eye contact, mirroring

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13 Reasons

13 Reasons Why – Is Suicide Trivialised?

Why “13 Reasons Why” Has Sparked Controversy Mental health organisations have criticised Netflix for their latest original series 13 Reasons Why.  The shows protagonist takes her own life, leaving behind a set of pre-recorded tapes to various recipients with the intent to enlighten how that person contributed to her act.  Viewers learn that her suicide was performed as a ‘revenge

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Emetophobia – How can therapy help?

In a recent article from BBC News we learnt of a young woman’s fear of vomiting, also known as Emetophobia which affects thousands of people in the UK.  Emetophobes have a fear of vomiting, seeing others being sick, feeling nauseous or seeing vomitus – the phobia is often characterised by avoidance behaviours for example the sufferer may restrict their diet

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The Xfactor

The X Factor Six Chair Challenge

In more recent series of the X Factor a new challenge has been introduced that sees contestants battle it out for a chance to sit in one of six chairs on stage, thus winning a place to the next phase of the competition.  What happens when all six seats are taken?  In short, seemingly lucky contestants are booted off when

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Jack green

Olympian Jack Green on Mental Health Care

Sprint athlete, Jack Green is representing Team GB in Rio and earlier last week qualified to compete in the semi-finals of the 400m hurdles.  Speaking with the BBC shortly after qualifying, Green commented on the mental and physical difficulties of the sport and stated he had made “steps forward” in relation to improving his mental health.  Green previously claimed he

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Pokemon go

Positive Effects of Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go launched in the UK last month, and with more downloads than Tinder and more average daily users than Twitter, it’s safe to say the world has been taken over by pocket monster hunters. With GPS tracking – to play the game – Pokémon Go requires you get out and about.  On your travels Pokémon appear at random with

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Big brother

Big Brother – Unethical Psychology On Our TV Screens?

Inspired by George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, in short Big Brother is a game show in which strangers live with each other, isolated from the outside world, instructed by Big Brother in various tasks and assignments for the entertainment of the public and nominate one another each week for eviction by public vote – eventually leaving one housemate to win a

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The Psychological Effects of Brexit So Far…

On Thursday June 23 Britain voted to leave the European Union (EU). The referendum has divided the nation with those who voted to remain at 48% and those who chose Brexit trumping with 52% of the vote. The status of our economy, our NHS and political leaders are uncertain and change is inevitable. Already we have encountered many changes since

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Was Top Gear Doomed from the Start?

The much anticipated new series of Top Gear returned last month with millions tuning in and over 100k tweets circulated the Twittersphere, the majority criticising the rebooted TV show. Matt Le Blanc escaped most of the blame and it seems many feel he saved the programme from being a total disaster. It was however, Chris Evans’ shouting, general hosting style

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Zayn malik

How to Help Zayn Malik’s Performance Anxiety

Former One Directioner, Zayn Malik has pulled out of Capital’s Summertime Ball due to anxiety. In a message to fans, Zayn has expressed his struggle quoting the ‘magnitude of the event’ has caused him to suffer the worst anxiety of his career. Performance anxiety is very common and while low level anxiety can be productive for a performer, it becomes

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Russia vs england

Why do Football Fans Riot? – A Psychologists’ View

The UEFA Euro 2016 is just a few days old, yet violence, clashes between fans and riots have been plentiful in the host city of Marseille, France. On Saturday after England drew with Russia, fans broke over barricades in place to separate them from one another. A brawl ensued with many injured taken to hospital, with one Briton said to

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Psychology Within Politics – The EU Referendum

Stronger Together & Stronger Apart On 23rd June Britain will be voting to remain or leave the European Union.  At present, polls demonstrate a divide with those wanting to stay ‘in’ the EU slightly trumping those who want ‘out’.  Below are some leading arguments from both camps, interpreted using psychological research. Remain Those that want to remain in the EU

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders: A Comprehensive Treatment Guide – Dr Gray Interview

In the previous article I interviewed Dr Gray about a book she co-authored entitled Beating Your Eating Disorder: A Cognitive-Behavioral Self-Help Guide for Adult Sufferers and their Carers. In this article I have interviewed Dr Gray about one of her earlier co-authored books entitled Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders: A Comprehensive Treatment Guide. I’ve got another set of questions

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Beating Your Eating Disorder

Beating Your Eating Disorder: A Cognitive-Behavioral Self-Help Guide for Adult Sufferers and their Carers – Dr Gray Interview

Dr Emma Gray is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and is also our Service Director. She has co-authored two books in the field of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, both of which are about eating disorders. In this article I will be interviewing her on the most recent of the two books she has helped to write entitled “Beating Your Eating Disorder: A

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Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry Causes Outrage With Controversial Remark

Fry Causes Outrage Stephen Fry has caused controversy with his comments that victims of child sexual abuse should stop ‘self-pitying’. The president of the mental health charity MIND suggested that survivors of abuse should “grow up” in a conversation with US talk show host Dave Rubin during The Rubin Report. Fry who has since apologised “unreservedly” for his remarks has

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