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How sleep affects your emotions

How sleep affects your emotions

Has anyone ever told you that you were moody when you were feeling tired? Even though you may not want to hear it – it’s probably true. Lack of sleep does not only make you feel horrible, it also affects your emotional well-being. After a sleepless night, you are more...

It is OK to not be OK

It is OK to not be OK

2020 – what a year so far!  A year unlike any others in living memory. As we slowly shift into a ‘COVID normal’ reality, many of us are experiencing the symptoms of stress, anxiety and low mood as we learn to live in this new world. Many people are finding...

Values That May Resonate With You

Values That May Resonate With You

Abundance Courage Fortitude Passion Sincerity Acceptance Courtesy Freedom Peace Skilfulness Accomplishment Creativity Friendliness Perceptiveness Solidarity Achievement Credibility Fun Perfection Solitude Acknowledgement Curiosity Generosity Perseverance Spirituality...

A conversation with Lyndsay

A conversation with Lyndsay

Lyndsay, tell us about your current role as a psychologist. What does your role involve and what does a typical day look like for you? I am the Director of The Self Centre.  I oversee all the goings on at the practice, and help to ensure that everyone is engaged in...

A Conversation with Larissa

A Conversation with Larissa

Larissa, can you tell us a bit about your life at The Self Centre? I work at The Self Centre which is a wonderfully calm and welcoming practice. I generally start my day by turning on calm music on and lighting up the candles. A coffee is must, so that is definitely...

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

  “I just can't turn off my thoughts…. There are so many things that can go wrong.” “I wake up in the middle of the night with a pounding heart and dry mouth- I am almost to scared to fall asleep every night.” “Why hasn’t my friend replied to my message? What if...

The Benefits of Sleeping Well

The Benefits of Sleeping Well

“If only I could sleep all night!”   Anyone who has had disrupted sleep knows the power of a good night sleep. However, for those who struggle nightly the consequences are quite huge.  We can become so used to broken sleep that we don’t even realise the impact it...

Top Tips for Self Care

Top Tips for Self Care

In times of change and transition, we are more prone to feeling the symptoms of stress. All the more reason to take good care of yourself when you are going through times of change, and COVID-19 has certainly brought about change for us all. Here are our top 5 tips…

Active Self Compassion – what is it?

Active Self Compassion – what is it?

Every year there is a new pop-psychology catch-phrase that takes the world by storm.  A few years ago it was ‘mindfulness’, then ‘wellness’, and now it seems to be ‘self-care’. In many ways I love that we are building these words into our language and everyday living,...

We have a New name – The Self Centre

We have a New name – The Self Centre

From December 2018, Lyndsay Babcock Psychology will be known as:  The Self Centre. WHY THE CHANGE? As you probably know, there are now a few practitioners who work here, and changing our name, to one that reflects a group practice, felt important to me. Choosing a new...