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Our clinical psychology blogs relate to topics around clinical psychology and our clinical psychologists, including mental health and specific conditions.

By Lucy Oakes

Starting my placement year at HSR Psychology

Before my placement year I am a third year student from the University of Manchester studying Psychology and I have just started my placement year at HSR Psychology. I have experience working with those with a wide range of mental health […]

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By Laura Humphreys

What is Selective Mutism?

What is Selective Mutism? Generally speaking, people can characterise Selective Mutism (SM) as a disorder of ‘lack of speech’. SM is quite […]

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By Jan Bogucki

Self-harm: what it is and what to do

What is self-harm? Self-harm includes a wide range of different behaviours, which are all oriented on inflicting physical pain to […]

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By Dana Cluyssen

Dealing with anger – How to find inner peace again

I recently participated an Overcoming Anger training by @innerspacemanchester (Twitter), where we discussed in depth not only what anger is […]

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By Martine Crompton

HSR Psychology spring update 2019

Welcome to our spring update of 2019! As all the daffodils are blossoming, so are we! Take a look at […]

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By Martine Crompton

HSR Psychology winter update of 2018

Welcome to our winter update of 2018! Over the past few months, we have had a lot of things happen […]

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By Martine Crompton

Vacancy for a clinical psychologist at HSR Psychology

Do you have an appetite to change the way psychology services are delivered to children and young people? We’re looking […]

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By Lauren O'Loughlin

How a psychological assessment can help you to better understand your child’s needs

Psychological assessments can be beneficial for many aspects of your child’s life – for example, they can bring about improvements […]

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By Maisie Willmoth-Allsop

Obsessive compulsive disorder

OCD means obsessive compulsive disorder. First of all, OCD is not being tidy, or having good hygiene. People with OCD […]

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By Maisie Willmoth-Allsop

Should children be allowed mental health days?

The BBC reports that there is no legal difference between taking a mental health sick day and a day off […]

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By Maisie Willmoth-Allsop

Therapy rooms: what to buy and why

An introduction to therapy rooms The idea behind creating a therapy room, instead of your traditional clinical room, is that […]

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By Maisie Willmoth-Allsop

Our new nurture room: how you can re-create one like ours

Why a nurture room? Nurture rooms provide a comfortable environment, by where the child feels safe and relaxed. When a […]

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By Maisie Willmoth-Allsop

Why is positive psychology a popular approach?

Positive psychology, in its simplest form, is the study of positive human functioning and flourishing on multiple levels. It was developed to overcome limitations of both psychodynamic

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By Martine Crompton

Anxiety: What is it?

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions. According to YoungMinds almost half of all mental health disorders develop […]

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By Maisie Willmoth-Allsop

Promoting memory

Our CPD event on promoting memory was very interesting for me, here’s a summary for those of you who couldn’t […]

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By Sarah Ward

HSR Psychology becomes a Mindful Employer

HSR Psychology is now a Mindful Employer. HSR Psychology provides a broad range of psychological services to children, young people, […]

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