Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a recognized mental health disorder that involves a person experiencing repetitive intrusive thoughts that prompt them to perform an action to try and neutralize the thoughts. In this case, the recurrent intrusive thoughts are the obsessions (e.g., unwanted/intrusive thoughts, images, or impulses) and the actions used to counterbalance the thoughts…

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Have you ever wondered, who am I? who am I really? It seems like such a simple thing but when you take the time to think about it, we often spend much of our lives not truly knowing ourselves. In this article we’ll exploring why it can be so difficult and how to begin the…

Gaslighting

Gaslighting

More and more in the media today we hear the term; “Gaslighting” but what exactly is gaslighting? And how do you know if it’s happening to you?   Psychologists use the term “gaslighting” to refer to a specific type of manipulation where the manipulator is trying to get someone else (or a group of people)…

Endings

Endings

I think it is fitting that I have chosen the topic of endings as my last blog for The DMC Clinic.   I admit I am not very good myself at endings, from my years in personal counselling I have realised it stems back to my childhood when my mother passed away and so I…

Make yourself a priority

Make Yourself a Priority

Sometimes as life gets busier and the responsibilities seem to pile up endlessly, your self-care can often be one of the first things to fall away. In this article we will be explore the idea of how to make yourself a priority and how self-care can make such a huge difference when it comes to…

Attachment Styles

Attachment Styles

While studying child and adolescent counselling and psychotherapy I found myself becoming engrossed in all thing’s attachment related and I feel this is something we all need to understand, especially our own personal attachment styles.   Recently, I have found myself on my own path of discovery, unearthing and trying to comprehend my own personal…