The relationship between therapists and their patient should be a professional one, but ultimately every relationship is about what happens between two people, and when one is speaking about intimate, personal matters – as in therapy – the boundaries can get blurred. So, when is it okay for a therapist to self-disclose?
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a relatively common mental health issue in the UK, with around 1.2% of the population experiencing some form of it. People often tend to characterise the condition in finite terms, with the classic example of ritualistic behaviours used as the quintessential case. It is, however, a condition that can take many forms and can be more complex than the tendency towards a single compulsion.
Narcissists often initially come across as extremely confident, attractive people. Because they see themselves as special and fantastic, they want others to share their view of themselves. It’s certainly not always immediately obvious that there is anything wrong with them.
Working as a Psychologist is a fascinating career. For anyone interested in this area, it is important to understand the routes they can take to reach their goal.
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.
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.
Multi-level marketing is promoted as a great way to make money, and is often marketed at demographics such as stay-at-home-mothers as a flexible part-time job that can make a good income. But does it really work, and what is the psychology behind it?
Despite their grandiose and attention seeking nature, it can be quite hard to determine if someone is a narcissist, especially if you’re engaged in a close relationship with them. It’s in our nature to give the benefit of the doubt and be accepting of people’s flaws. After all, none of us are perfect.
Being co-dependent can often feel like a constant cycle of people pleasing and feeling responsible for everything and everyone around you. Although it may be difficult to battle this at first, breaking this cycle can be a big step into finding yourself and finally being able to attend to your own personal needs.
Dyslexia impacts on the ability to read and write, is a common condition that can have serious implications for educational and career prospects. However, there are many approaches that can mitigate against its effects, and dyslexia sufferers have the legal right to special help in a range of circumstances via an dyslexia assessment.