How psychological therapy can help you cope with a long-term physical health problem

I have worked as a clinical psychologist across paediatric and physical health services. In my experience, I have found that people are often surprised when they are referred onto a psychologist within these settings. They may ask "what does therapy have to do with my health?" or explain that their condition "is real” and [...]

How psychological therapy can help you cope with a long-term physical health problem2022-03-02T11:00:01+00:00

Understanding how we respond to trauma and how EMDR works

How do traumatic incidents affect us? Our life experiences generally set in motion a continued pattern of emotions, behaviour, thoughts and affect how we see ourselves. We have an innate system for processing information; the brain’s natural tendency is to move towards a state of mental health. For example, if we are upset by [...]

Understanding how we respond to trauma and how EMDR works2021-12-03T18:32:15+00:00

Developing A Healthier Approach To Alcohol

The level of alcohol consumption has greatly increased throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. I have seen the devastating impact this can have on people’s wellbeing, as well as the wellbeing of those around them. Are you concerned about your alcohol consumption? I explain how to monitor your drinking and develop healthier habits. How [...]

Developing A Healthier Approach To Alcohol2021-08-09T21:04:14+01:00

New online therapy service

Online therapy service now available Dr Sarah Swan is pleased to welcome clients to her online therapy service. Please watch her video to learn about the service and what she can offer.  Online therapy will be provided via a secure online video conferencing facility.  Dr Swan looks forward to providing psychological therapy for people from [...]

New online therapy service2021-08-09T21:06:20+01:00

Emotional wellbeing and post-natal depression during pregnancy and after childbirth.

Why do we not talk about difficult feelings like post-natal depression during pregnancy and childbirth? We are bombarded with images of content babies and happy parents, of celebrities bouncing back to normal weight, shape, mood and work, weeks after giving birth.  But the reality is that pregnancy, childbirth and the post-natal period, leads to [...]

Emotional wellbeing and post-natal depression during pregnancy and after childbirth.2021-08-09T21:06:27+01:00

Why some people develop mental health problems

It’s great to see so much in the media at the moment about mental health and attempts to reduce the stigma that surrounds it.  Understanding what leads to mental health problems can further help to challenge the view that experiencing problems in this area means you are “weak” or “mad”.  It is helpful to [...]

Why some people develop mental health problems2021-08-09T21:06:57+01:00