On losing ourselves or “how did I end up here?!”

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist

One of the main reasons people come for therapy is when someone or something significant has been lost and we feel all kinds of being at sea. It can be hard to recognise ourselves or the world around us when there are big holes and tears in […]

2018-11-01T15:59:46+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , , , |

Overcoming insomnia – top tips for sleep

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist

With more and more people struggling to fall asleep and stay asleep, perpetual tiredness and its fair friend ‘tired but wired’ are very common complaints. While sleep medications may offer short term relief, they don’t solve the problem, as very often falling asleep, staying asleep and enjoying replenishing […]

2018-11-10T17:37:11+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , , , , |

Holiday hack – how to get away from should and must

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist

There is a reason that so much satire and farce is set in vacation season, and that’s because right next to the sublime shores and long, lazy days, is the holiday alter-ego: the family tensions, inability to relax, or self-loathing in a swimsuit – often accompanied by […]

2018-12-18T09:48:34+00:00August 11th, 2017|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , , , |

Getting a handle on social media and self-esteem

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist

The latest research is showing strong ties between social media use, anxiety and depression. One of the reasons for this is the inevitable self-comparison that goes along with scrolling through other people’s lives. In this piece, Dr Natalie Raiher discusses how to make yourself more resilient to a hashtagged […]

2018-12-12T10:31:14+00:00June 4th, 2017|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , |