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The very latest news from the world of Psychology. Private Therapy Clinic blog offers information about psychological concepts, theories, therapeutic approaches and human behaviour. The articles and vides posted here also offer tips and advice written by registered Psychologist Dr. Becky Spelman and our team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Psychotherapists.

Overcoming Insomnia: How to Increase the Length AND Quality of Your Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is advice that’s offered so readily that it’s become somewhat generalised. It’s something we hear so often and from so many sources that it can be a little fatiguing – pardon the pun – to hear it time and time and time again. But the reason it’s pushed so much as a vital component to our health is that it is that important.

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Why Perinatal Anxiety Requires Just as Much Attention as Postpartum Depression

Perinatal Anxiety is another term used to describe generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), which occurs specifically during pregnancy and is rooted in the associated fears and apprehensions around the process of giving birth – especially for first-time mothers – as well as the responsibility of caring for a new infant.

How to Recognise Gaslighting Behaviour and What You Can Do About It

The term gaslighting is an unusual one in psychology and doesn’t seem to fit any logical analogy or etymology. It originated from the British play Gas Light, but was performed in the United States as Angel Street. And today, it’s used to describe a covert type of behaviour – of psychological manipulation – in which one or more people attempt to influence another individual or group for their own gain. It’s a tactic that’s most commonly associated with narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths and other manipulative types. 

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