Lifestyle, Psychology

Lived Mental Health Experience from a BME Perspective – Guest Blog from Aaron Randhawa

Mental health can affect anyone, no matter your age, race, or gender. Yet some cultures do often face difficulties when it comes to either accepting they may need support or when accepting a diagnosis. This is something I'm particularly keen to bring awareness towards given I have experienced this in my own culture. Like myself,… Continue reading Lived Mental Health Experience from a BME Perspective – Guest Blog from Aaron Randhawa

Beauty, Lifestyle, Psychology

Protect our World

Since the beginning of the year I've made some changes to my own personal life which have not only impacted myself, but also the environment around me. Last year there were several instances in my life and in news articles that really resonated with me. It's for these reasons that I decided to make positive… Continue reading Protect our World

Lifestyle, Psychology

Assistant Psychologist Posts…Have Your Say!

Honorary and Assistant Psychologist post demands have heavily increased in demand with an influx of keen aspiring psychologists wanting to pursue these roles. As an individual with experience of both unpaid and paid roles, I recently ran a twitter poll to assess how people anonymously felt about the exploitative natures of the roles. Whilst it… Continue reading Assistant Psychologist Posts…Have Your Say!

Lifestyle, Psychology

Countertransference in Psychology

Countertransference is a phenomenon of psychotherapy which in simple terms, means that as psychological professionals, our feelings / emotions can become entangled with certain aspects of an individual that we're working with. These can be instances that are both conscious where we relate to people, or even sub-conscious when people's circumstances take us by surprise.… Continue reading Countertransference in Psychology

Lifestyle, Psychology

Guest Blog Featuring Molly Scott on being an Assistant Psychologist in a Forensic Service

Molly Scott, an Assistant Psychologist in the NHS has kindly agreed to blog about her experience and journey in becoming an Assistant Psychologist. If you're looking for further experience or would like to know more about where psychology can take you after you've graduated, read on for Mollys story! Forensic psychology is hugely misrepresented in… Continue reading Guest Blog Featuring Molly Scott on being an Assistant Psychologist in a Forensic Service

Lifestyle, Psychology

Sarah Blackshaw on the Differences Between Working in Physical and Mental Health in Clinical Psychology

Many of you keen aspiring psychologists have been asking about Health Psychology and how it differs to the Clinical Psychology setting. When Sarah approached me to guest blog, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share the knowledge with you to determine how you can work in health settings as a Clinical Psychologist, a… Continue reading Sarah Blackshaw on the Differences Between Working in Physical and Mental Health in Clinical Psychology

Lifestyle, Psychology

Adrienne Rennie’s Experience of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology MSc

Those of you continuous readers will know that Adrienne guest posted a few months ago on her clinical experience. Given that many of you will be coming to the end of your degrees soon, I thought I'd recruit some guests to give you open and honest experiences of their Masters. I hope these inform you… Continue reading Adrienne Rennie’s Experience of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology MSc

Lifestyle, Psychology, Uncategorized

The Journey Towards a PhD with Sheila Ali

Sheila Ali has recently started a PhD about the access to and use of psychological therapies by BME people who are also LGBQ+ and have experience of anxiety and or depression. She has kindly provided a blog about her journey to get where she is today and shared her tips for anyone who is considering… Continue reading The Journey Towards a PhD with Sheila Ali

Lifestyle, Psychology, Uncategorized

Being an Honorary Assistant Psychologist in Paediatric Diabetes – Adrienne Rennie

Adrienne is a recent MSc Graduate with experience within a Paediatric Diabetes Team. Please enjoy her post about being an Honorary Assistant Psychologist and the way it's shaped her clinical skills. Around a couple months ago, I was asked to guest blog on With You in Mind to discuss my experience working as an Honorary… Continue reading Being an Honorary Assistant Psychologist in Paediatric Diabetes – Adrienne Rennie

Lifestyle, Psychology

World Mental Health Day 2018 – Yayoi Kasuma Exhibition London

My #WorldMentalHealthDay in October was spent at the Kasuma exhibit in the Victoria Miro. One of my closest friends and I have been waiting for ages to see some of her work, and as if by luck we managed to see a form of infinity rooms! Kasuma is a Japanese artist who is best known… Continue reading World Mental Health Day 2018 – Yayoi Kasuma Exhibition London