Self-esteem or is it narcissism?

Self-esteem or is it narcissism?

By Joanna Kleovoulou, clinical psychologist and founder So many of my adult patients loosely refer to their ex-partner, boss or family member as being “a real narcissist!… It makes me so angry when he is patronising!” we all know of someone that winds us up the...

PsychMatters – On Taking responsibility

By Joanna Kleovoulou, Clinical Psychologist & Founder In light of what is happening currently in our country, with an uproar at the violation of our constitution by our president, I have this to contribute about my thoughts on responsibility – or the lack thereof...
Using Empathy

Using Empathy

Empathy is the ability to put yourselves in somebody else’s shoes; to see the situation through their eyes; to understand their feelings given the situation they are in. What does this really mean in everyday life? Why is it important to practice this? How does it...

The Gratitude Attitude

By Sarit Swisa, Clinical Psychologist I’m not sure about you, but many people start off they year feeling quite stressed. They’re bankrupt from the festive season, overwhelmed by how much there is to plan and organise for the coming months and worry just creeps in in...
Can I Change?

Can I Change?

By Clinical Psychologist, Sarit Swisa This is a question that I think inevitably many people are faced with at one time or another during their lives. The fear that change simply isn’t possible could arise for example, for that person who has been ‘planning’ to lose...
The Marshmallow Effect –Mastering Self-control

The Marshmallow Effect –Mastering Self-control

By Joanna Kleovoulou, Clinical Psychologist & founder of PsychMatters™ In the late 1960’s a Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel performed “The Marshmallow Experiment” on pre-schoolers to demonstrate the importance of delayed gratification. These children were...

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