Angry Boys Become Angry Men: The Constraints and Consequences of Idealising Hyper-Masculinity

The messages that we deliver to boys about what it means to be a man can have a powerful impact on who they become I recently watched a fascinating documentary on Netflix titled ‘The Mask You Live In’ about the American masculine ideal and the consequences of teaching boys not to value emotions, sensitivity, connection, caring,Continue reading “Angry Boys Become Angry Men: The Constraints and Consequences of Idealising Hyper-Masculinity”

What Do Clients Find Most Helpful About Therapy?

When clients first begin their therapy journey, they often ask to be taught specific skills to help them achieve their particular goals. Clients believe that if they can be taught these skills, they will overcome their difficulties or the problems that led to them entering therapy. They will then have no subsequent complications or needContinue reading “What Do Clients Find Most Helpful About Therapy?”

How Have Intimate Relationships Changed Over the Years, and Where Does It Leave Us Now?

I just finished reading the book ‘Modern Romance: An Investigation’ by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg and was pleasantly surprised to see such a well-researched book written predominantly by a Stand-up Comedian (with a helping hand from a Sociologist). For those of you who don’t know Aziz, his stand-up shows typically consist of interesting observationsContinue reading “How Have Intimate Relationships Changed Over the Years, and Where Does It Leave Us Now?”

My Top 5 Psychology TED Talks

In order of fewest views to most, I will present my favourite TED talks, along with a brief description of what they are about, why I think they are great and where you can find out more information about these concepts if you are interested. Enjoy! 5. The Surprising Science of Happiness by Dan GilbertContinue reading “My Top 5 Psychology TED Talks”

Personality Assessments – The Way to Figure Out Who We Are

There are many different assessments tools that Psychologists can use to help you answer the big question — “Who am I?” I will introduce these to you now so that you can determine if you’d like to give any of them a try: #1 — Psychiatric Assessment Many Psychologists will take a clinical history during the first session, whichContinue reading “Personality Assessments – The Way to Figure Out Who We Are”