Systemic Practice in Inpatient Psychiatry

Working with ideas from systemic psychotherapy can be challenging in medicalised contexts where the emphasis is on 'illnesses' which are said to exist within an individual. Such systems can often obscure the power dynamics which impact on an individuals experience of distress. During my work in an inpatient psychiatry service I was able to consider … Continue reading Systemic Practice in Inpatient Psychiatry

AAFT Conference Sydney 11/12th October

My application to present at the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT) Conference  has been accepted. I will be presenting on Thursday 11th October from 2.15-3.00pm on 'Community psychology and everyday psychological practice'. Below is the abstract for my presentation: Reliance on the medical-model of 'mental illness' typically hides social adversity that is often at … Continue reading AAFT Conference Sydney 11/12th October

Café Psych: Nostalgia – does looking back stop us moving forward?

The next Café Psychologique Sydney will take place on Wednesday 29th August at the Horse, Surry Hills. We'll be considering our relationship to the past and what impact it can have on our lives now and in the future. Please check out the link below for more information and to register. I look forward to … Continue reading Café Psych: Nostalgia – does looking back stop us moving forward?

OUT NOW ‘Becoming a Clinical Psychologist: Everything You Need to Know’

I'm very excited that my first book, 'Becoming a Clinical Psychologist: Everything You Need to Know' is now available for purchase online and in selected stores. The book is the culmination of five years of work for me and my co-author, Amanda Mwale. There are still tickets available for the book launch in London on … Continue reading OUT NOW ‘Becoming a Clinical Psychologist: Everything You Need to Know’

Café Psych: What does it mean to have a good life?

There are different ideas about how we should live our life and what might make a life fulfilling. For some people, this might be working towards a 'dream' that they've always had and for others it might be about living by their values or religious beliefs. At the next Café Psychologique we will be considering … Continue reading Café Psych: What does it mean to have a good life?

Book Launch for ‘Becoming a Clinical Psychologist’

Back in June 2013, my friend Amanda and I had just just been offered places on the clinical training courses. We were working as assistant psychologists at Great Ormond Street Hospital where we were surrounded by a wealth of helpful support and resources. This included access to lots of current trainees, qualified clinical psychologists and … Continue reading Book Launch for ‘Becoming a Clinical Psychologist’