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

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?

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

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...

Enhancing Your Relationships with Love Languages

By Sarit Swisa – Clinical Psychologist One of the key outcomes of a successful relationship intervention is increased empathy.  Empathy is defined as the ability to share or understand the feelings of another. Of course, this is only successful where followed by...

How to Talk so your Children will Listen

As psychologists we see so many parents who lament, “He just doesn’t listen”, or “I‘ve tried everything; timeout, taking away things, even hitting her and she doesn’t care, nothing changes.” “He goes berserk over the littlest thing, like I’m trying to kill him.” Being...

Childhood stress

As caretakers we tend to view the world of our children as fun-filled and carefree, as they don’t have debts to worry about, school fees to pay, a demanding boss, or difficult in-laws to contend with! The truth is that children today do feel stress and many are...

The meaning of loss and grief

By Sheethal Behari, Clinical Psychologist at PsychMatters Centre People expect one to grieve following the death of a loved one, however grief occurs in other circumstances as well. Loss can be defined in so many ways. Sometimes an event occurs and is not recognised...

Staying on the Mark

By Joanna Kleovoulou, Clinical Psychologist & Founder So it’s a new year a new beginning, January 2016, the mantra month that offers great aspirations and goals, pledging a potential for you to make things happen – to set last year’s record straight. Right? Well,...

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