Writing in Notebook
The Therapy Diaries

The Therapy Diaries 6 | The University Years Part 2

My regulars will remember that I recently launched a spin-off to my Therapy Diaries series, where I look back through my notes from my group therapy sessions in my final year of university. This was part of my counselling module that aimed to develop self awareness and to also practice the basic skills we would… Continue reading The Therapy Diaries 6 | The University Years Part 2

Writing in Notebook
The Therapy Diaries

The Therapy Diaries 6 | The University Years

I recently brought back The Therapy Diaries - looking into my experiences of the different forms of therapy I’ve had over the years. In the last instalment, I wrote about the long waits and numerous assessments I had before I finally had my CBT for OCD. However, today, I’m going to rewind a little -… Continue reading The Therapy Diaries 6 | The University Years

Open Journal
The Therapy Diaries

The Therapy Diaries 2 | Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Exposure

Last week, I kicked off my brand new blog series entitled “The Therapy Diaries,” in which I take a look back over my many, many experiences of therapy for my rather messed up brain. My last post in this series looked at my time with the school counselling service to help deal with my anxiety… Continue reading The Therapy Diaries 2 | Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Exposure

Main Characters in Inside Out
Books, Film & Music, TV

My Favourite Mental Health Portrayals in TV and Film

My own mental health condition means that I tend to take a liking towards films and TV shows that feature mental health themes. Obviously they’re not the only things I watch, but as an ex-psychology student, my curiosity gets the better of me. I’m not sure specifically what the appeal is, but I find the… Continue reading My Favourite Mental Health Portrayals in TV and Film

Me at Graduation Post Ceremony
Life Lessons, Memories & Experiences

Breaking Up with Psychology | Part 2

Today is the second instalment of my post "Breaking Up with Psychology." If you haven’t yet got a chance to read my first post, you can catch up here. The Final Result My exam results gradually came in while I was waiting for my dissertation results. It was looking really good, and my hard work… Continue reading Breaking Up with Psychology | Part 2

Colourful PIlls
Mental Health & Wellbeing

Why Medication Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

In June 2016, I reluctantly made the decision to start taking medication for my OCD. Of course this is something that I’ve openly discussed throughout my mental health related posts, but I haven’t actually talked about the reasons why I left it for so long. So, for today’s post, I wanted to talk a little… Continue reading Why Medication Was the Best Decision I Ever Made

Life Lessons

Lessons I Learned at University

July 2020 marked seven years since I graduated from university. It feels weird to think that I've now been adulting for that long - and when is it acceptable to stop calling yourself a graduate? Asking for a friend. The generic "tossing your cap into the air" photo. Anyone who knows me will know that… Continue reading Lessons I Learned at University