Employee Wellness – Psychology Referrals

I’m so impressed with companies that take employee wellness (particularly mental wellness) seriously. I work with a few local companies who refer employees for individual therapy, not only for work-related issues. They recognise the impact of mental health issues on absenteeism, work productivity, targets, team relationships and work motivation. Stress and anxiety levels are on […]

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Applying for your Masters in Psychology – Tips for your Application

It is almost a year since I wrote my blog post about applying for your Masters in Psychology. With closing dates coming up at the universities in South Africa, I’ve been inundated with requests from students regarding their applications. Once again, I must add that I am not involved in any selection process at a […]

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Believe in Yourself

On Mother’s  Day, I reflect on some of the life lessons I’ve gained not only from Psychology, but also from the relationship I have with my mother. Now that many of my friends have children of their own, I often imagine what it was like for my mom (and my dad) when I was born with […]

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Starting Your Psychology Private Practice

This year is my ninth year of private practice as a Clinical Psychologist. I remember when I was newly qualified – I’d hold my breath when a client glanced at my certificates on the wall. A close friend always told me about her psychoanalyst being a “wise old woman” and I wondered if my lack […]

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What I love about being a psychologist…

This week marks the ninth year that I have been a Psychologist in private practice! Yes, I know, you’re probably thinking I’m some kind of “Doogie Howser!” I was fortunate to study and train as a Clinical Psychologist directly after finishing high school. It included five years of full time study, a one year internship […]

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Gratitude – The Art of Happiness

Last week, I had the privilege of being the guest speaker at the Bridge House School Founder’s Day in the beautiful Franschoek valley. I’ve spoken at many schools over the years and I was impressed most by how such a “young” school (19 years old) had such a strong sense of community and spirit. Bridge […]

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My Tedx Table Mountain talk is online

My Tedx Table Mountain talk entitled “Driving Dreams” is available online – click here to watch it. My talk has many elements of my keynote speech, but for the “Exploring the Edge” Tedx theme, I chose to share some of the challenges I am currently facing to remain independent and mobile. As a parallel project […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: I’m starting a diet… on Monday!

My Twitter and Facebook newsfeeds are bursting with New Year’s resolutions. Weight loss, budget plans, and being more mindful are top themes. People have decided to unfriend, unfollow and unlike those who were negative influences last year. Out with the old, in with the new! There is a distinct sigh of relief that it will […]

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Competition: Free Motivational Talk for a School/Organisation in Cape Town

I am offering a free motivational talk (40 minute keynote plus Q&A) for a school/organisation in Cape Town (30km radius from the CBD) once I receive 500 likes on my Facebook page, Nicky Abdinor – Inspirational Speaker If you are not based in Cape Town, why not enter on behalf of charity that you would […]

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