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Parenting Through COVID

Parenting Through COVID

Parenting Through COVID By David Groves: Psychologist COVID-19 has been with us for over a year now, and for many of us, adjusting to a new way of life has not been easy. Children have been affected in many ways by COVID – we at Breakthrough Psychology have noticed a particular uptick in children presenting with symptoms of anxiety. So…

Parenting Your Anxious Child

Parenting Your Anxious Child

Parenting an Anxious Child One of the most common presenting symptoms I see in my clinic is children experiencing anxiety. Often I tell parents that in my experience working as a Psychologist for the last 15 years, It is the One diagnosis that I see as easiest and successful to treat in a short period of time. It brings great…

Why We Need to Have Compassion for Our Inner Critic

Why We Need to Have Compassion for Our Inner Critic

A great article exploring Self Compassion and our inner critic – by Dr Kristen Neff We know how much it hurts. “I’m an idiot!” “I’m disgusting.” “No one will ever love me.” So why do we do it? As soon as we ask ourselves this question, we often just pile on more self-criticism. “I’m so mean, even to myself.” “That’s…

Is social media causing childhood depression?

Is social media causing childhood depression?

An intriguing article published by the BBC exploring how social media is impacting our youth – by Jane Wakefield Rangan Chatterjee is a GP and says he has seen plenty of evidence of the link between mental ill-health in youngsters and their use of social media. One 16 year-old boy was referred to him after he self-harmed and ended up…