The Benefits of Schema Therapy

Schemas Therapy Can Address Unmet Emotional Needs Dysfunctional beliefs and patterns of behaviour – termed schema – can affect people throughout life, contributing to problematic coping methods and modes of behaviours. The primary benefit of Schema Therapy is its ability to 1) help people identify and adjust their negative patterns of behaviour and 2) learn […]

What are the Benefits of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)?

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a variation of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Developed in the 1980s to treat borderline personality disorder, it’s now a viable therapy for many conditions. In this post, we’ll be exploring what DBT involves and what it can be used for — as well as the key benefits. What is Dialectical […]

What are the Benefits of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a relatively new form of therapy. Developed in the 1980s, it has been used successfully for a variety of psychological conditions. Research supporting its use continues to grow. But what is ACT, how does it work and what are the key benefits? Keep reading to find out. What is […]

What are the Benefits of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)?

Developed in the 1960s and 1970s, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is the most commonly used type of therapy across the globe. Therapists can use it to treat a wide range of conditions — and it’s an effective therapy for lots of people. Here’s what you need to know about it: What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy? […]

Anxiety & Depression in Pregnancy & Early Parenthood

The perinatal period (from conception to 1 year after birth) is a unique phase of life where all members of the family need to be taken into consideration and supported. Having a baby is an exciting but challenging time when many mums and dads are psychologically vulnerable. Am I depressed or just exhausted? All expectant […]

myLife’s App recommendations

There are thousands of mental health and wellbeing apps and websites out there so how do you know which are the “good” ones? Our team at myLife Psychologists have put together a list that we’ve used ourselves, or that have been recommended to us by clients and other reputable sources. Be aware that these are […]

Depression – Why aren’t men getting help?

We’ve recently had Mental Health Week, a wonderful national initiative aimed at raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing, as well as reducing stigma and supporting people to get assistance. While acceptance of mental health issues is improving, as a society we still have a long way to go and unfortunately many who need help […]

Managing life’s curve balls – The STOP technique

Life often throws us curve balls, and I was reminded of this the other day as I had to deal with a flat car battery, and suddenly my plans for the day were thrown out the window and I was left scrambling! As far as emotional upheavals go this was fairly minor thankfully, but I […]

Building confidence

All of us reach a point in our lives where we are faced with a task or situation where we just don’t feel confident. I know I certainly have faced many occasions where my mind came up with a multitude of reasons why I couldn’t or shouldn’t do something: “I’m not good enough”, “I’ll say […]