What is Psychology?

Psychology is the study of the mind and mental processes,especially in relation to behavior.

Making the decision to see a therapist can be a difficult and confronting step, but one that can have an enormous impact on your life as Psychology is a very effective and powerful healing method as well as enabling people to develop greater self awareness and to make positive changes in their lives.

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We cover a wide range of problems

Kathy covers a wide range of emotional and personal problems   such as Anxiety Depression,Eating Disorders, Anger or  Pain  Management, Addictions, Sexuality and Abuse problems and Anger  Management.

Her specialties are Children Issues and Family, Work and Personal Relationship concerns in which she uses a variety of   techniques including practical and mental visualizations and  hypnotherapy where required.

Psychology involves an assessment of your current situation,   establishing a therapeutic relationship with a therapist and   the use of certain psychotherapeutic techniques to help you achieve your goals.

There are various types of Psychology and with her many years   of experience Kathy can make an assessment of what would work  best for you, then integrates the many and varied strengths   of these approaches in order to meet your individual needs.

How Psychology can Help

Albert Einstein said “We cannot solve problems with the same kind of thinking that we used when we created them.”  Therefore we need a different thinking style in order to solve our problems.

We have found that clients know who they are and the sort of things that they would do.  When they see others who don’t do what the client would do, the client can become frustrated, angry or resentful.

We explain to the client that he/she is really setting themselves up for unpleasant experiences by expecting that others would do the same thing as the client would do.

We are all at different stages on a map of consciousness and when the client can see the gap between themselves and others and how their lives are characterised by completely different aspects.  The client then begins to understand that others will do what is right for them, rather than do what the client does.  The client is then able to see how they have been setting themselves up for unpleasant emotions without even realising it.

That’s one way that alternative thinking can solve problems for clients.

Another way that alternative thinking may assist clients is by looking at thinking styles.

Different Thinking Styles

  • Overthinking
  • Polarized Thinking (Black and White Thinking)
  • Overgeneralising
  • Catastrophizing
  • Personalising
  • Filtering out Positive and Notice Negative
  • Magnifying
  • Shoulds
  • Mind Reading