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Narcissists in Divorce

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Narcissistic Abuse needs more exposure and often gets ignored or misunderstood. Sending all those affected by Narcissistic Abuse the strength to heal and thrive. Please let us know what other areas of concern you would like us to cover. Thank you @thelifedoctor and @karinKGW .

Psychotherapy Intervention for Narcissistic Abuse

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Narcissistic abuse is described as a hypernym for the psychological, financial, sexual and/or physical abuse of others by someone with narcissistic traits. This rather accurate and factual description fails to capture the anxiety, depression, terror, isolation and often paralytic hopelessness that clients I work with experience as a result of narcissistic abuse. Be it in …

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Diabetes Management

Dr Daksha Hirani speaks with Quin user Sandra, who has lived with diabetes for 50 years. Check out the clip below to find out whether Sandra considers 50 years of living with diabetes an achievement or not.


I am a South Asian Clinical Psychologist. When training I was the only person of colour on my doctoral course. I often note that people from BAME backgrounds are more comfortable working with me. This is understandable when you consider what the clients are presenting with. Readers may relate to this article.

Imposter Syndrome

We all question our worth and ability from time to time. Here I talk about the important thing to remember – not to identify yourself as your thoughts and remember you are not alone in this. Self-compassion, introspection and a focus on who you want to be to bring impact to the world around you …

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Coercive Control

It is great the government is starting to teach about coervice control. Let’s hope more people make healthier choices. The difference between a healthy relationship and an abusive one isn't always obvious – especially when the lasting impact isn't as visible as a bruise – but it can be just as damaging. Is This Coercive …

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Expert Interview: Mental health at work

“Mental Health in the workplace is crucial for an effective workforce. It was a great pleasure to speak with Alastair Dryburgh about what leaders should look out for. Offering advice and signposting during uncertain times. Thank you for the opportunity.” Check out the interview here: Also, check out the Tech London Advocates website here: …

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Free Mindfulness and Loving Kindness Meditations

Parmi would like to offer these free audio recordings to help you attend to the present. Clients report having been helped to focus in ways other apps don’t succeed due to the exactness of instructions and purity of mindfulness approach. There are no imaginations or number countings involved – just attending to you as you …

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My Journey into Clinical Psychology: Podcast

It was a huge pleasure to speak on this podcast with Richard Mann sharing my personal journey into clinical psychology. Here are the links to the post and podcast-…/activity-6657988855364489217-tccf Listen at- The Mann on a Mission website: Spotify: iTunes: Thank you for listening and let me know in the comments section or by messaging …

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Mental Wellbeing

Looking after your mental wellbeing during times of social isolation can be tricky. This calendar gives some fantastic ideas. Which ones speak to you?

Mental Health Support

With Covid19 upon us, I feel fortunate to be able to offer my services at the newly opened Nightingale Hospital. Mental Health support in traumatic times. Keep well, everybody. Self-care is paramount as we help others.

Fear, Mindfulness, Immunity, and Coronavirus

As I increase my own practice of mindfulness, I encourage you all to do the same. It goes without saying that following the medical and government guidelines set is prudent. Lookingafter your physical health whilst self-isolating is prudent. But how do you improve your immunity once you have taken in all the water, healthy food, …

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HEARTFELT Diabetes: Mental health and living with diabetes

Diabetes UK and JDRF UK came together to highlight the importance of focusing on mental health for people with diabetes. I was invited to take part in the #SeeDiabetesDifferently conversation series and had a heartfelt conversation with Sandra Horgan – diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes over 50 years ago. Thank you to Quin for providing this platform …

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New Years Resolutions: Podcast

2020 has come in with gusto. It was a great privilege to speak at this BBC radio station on the concept of new years resolutions and how to approach them. The show is available on BBC iplayer.

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mental Health

I qualified as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist over 20 years ago. Whilst this has helped with accumulating a wealth of knowledge and clinical experience, it has also meant there has been an increased need for continued professional development (CPD). As a trainee clinical psychologist in 1998 I was fortunate to observe my supervisor and I …

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Avoidance? Fuelled by CRAP

I often explore the term ‘avoidance’ with my clients during the course of therapy. What is avoidance you ask? The dictionary definition of avoidance is ‘the action of keeping away from or not doing something.’ The psychological definition refers to choosing your behaviour based on trying to avoid or escape particular thoughts or feelings. For example, one …

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