On not believing our minds so much

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist and Clinic Director Our minds, the dense packaging of neurons and experience, are absolutely miraculous. There is no doubt of that. The same part of us that can smell and taste, jump out of the way of traffic before we even know it’s there, remember umpteen passwords, ride a […]

2023-05-10T12:55:12+00:00March 27th, 2023|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Perfectionism

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist and Clinic Director

Running on empty: how our ideas can exhaust us

Many people who come to see me arrive exhausted. And it’s not from the lack of a good night’s sleep, or from running a marathon. It’s from the constant rigid and unrelentingly high standards they impose […]

Living in Uncertain Times

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist and Clinic Director

Things are looking more normal after the slow tumult of the last eighteen months: people are back in shops, restaurants are open and James Bond is back in the cinemas but things are certainly different from how they were before. We cannot un-experience the […]

Do you feel under pressure to cope “well” during lockdown?

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist and Clinic Director

Right now, we’re being besieged by information on how to cope. Or rather, how best to cope and be at our best while coping. We’re being told how to minimize anxiety, improve mood, keep families busy, learn to craft, exercise on sofas and cultivate […]

Spotlight on Seasonal Affective Disorder (The Winter Blues)

Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist and Clinic Director

Many people experience a change in mood as the seasons turn, especially as the days start to shorten and the cold weather draws in. For many people, the winter blues are a familiar feeling but do pass or at least fluctuate. For some people, […]

2023-01-17T12:36:18+00:00October 14th, 2019|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 […]

2023-01-17T12:41:20+00:00June 4th, 2017|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , |
Go to Top