Psychology Chartered

Is Your Care Team Having Difficulties Motivating A Client? We Can Help!

Posted by Paul

15th February 2018

Many of our clients with acquired brain injuries will often present as having little motivation to complete what one may perceive as the simplest of daily tasks. Whether it’s putting dirty washing in the wash basket, getting out of bed or leaving the house to engage in activities, how support staff choose to prompt client’s More…

Psychology Chartered and Novum Law’s Support for Headway Swindon

Posted by Paul

12th February 2018

Last week our Director Dr Richard Maddicks and Director of Novum Law Huw Ponting visited Headway Swindon to hand over a cheque for £1,150 from funds raised from delivering our Mental Capacity Event last year. Richard and Huw were shown round by CEO Jane Weston and had the chance to see first hand some of More…

A Mothers Intuition

Posted by Elliot Miller

2nd February 2018

By Chloe Nunan Each day proves to be a work out for mothers in the younger years of their children’s lives. Carrying, pushing, rocking, feeding, cuddling and lifting; new mums arms do A lot on a daily basis. As a mother, picking up your child is instinctive and natural but being a mother or not More…

ABI Challenging Behaviour Training Receives Glowing Feedback

Posted by Paul

31st January 2018

Last week Psychology Chartered welcomed 12 support workers who specialise in brain injury rehabilitation to our offices in Havant to attend our “Working with clients who display challenging behaviour” training. The full day training, led by Clinical Neuropsychologist Dr Richard Maddicks, focused on how we as health care professionals view challenging behaviour and provided tangible More…

Can Brain Injury Survivors Teach Us What It Means to be Human?

Posted by Elliot Miller

10th January 2018

In modern day society, the definition of the ‘human’ is becoming narrower and narrower. This is leaving people at risk of being excluded from society if they do not conform to the ‘ideally constructed’ human – especially those with a disability, who often fail to be included within this restricted definition. But what exactly do More…

Avatar Therapy Used To Reduce Schizophrenic Symptoms

Posted by Paul

11th December 2017

By Jessica Nagy-Miticzky Avatar therapy is a new form of treatment for schizophrenic patients. It is designed to help patients stand up to schizophrenic voices and reduce the power of the hallucinations. The process involves confronting an avatar on a computer screen, which could be a helpful in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Part of Cognitive Behavioural More…

Virtual Reality as a Treatment for Dementia

Posted by Paul

11th December 2017

By Jessica Nagy-Miticzky Virtual reality is often presumed as just another gaming system for the younger generation. However, in recent light I’ve found from an article that it is a useful tool for dementia patients. For those that aren’t aware of what virtual reality is; it’s a computer-generated stimulation of a three-dimensional image, interacted with More…

New App ‘Reasons2’ Developed To Help Improve Mental Health

Posted by Paul

11th December 2017

By Caitlin Rutherford A new app called Reasons2 has been developed by the charity Washington Mind and young people from Sunderland to be a place for people with mental health problems to log their feelings and reasons to live and smile. It came as a response to the Netflix show ‘13 Reasons Why’, which left some More…

Can Virtual Reality Be Used To Effectively Treat Anxiety?

Posted by Paul

20th November 2017

By Caitlin Rutherford Virtual reality programmes could be the next form of treatment for a multitude of anxiety related problems. From a fear of heights to social anxiety, could virtual reality really be used to treat these problems effectively? VR works to treat anxiety and phobias by creating a scenario in which people have to More…

Consulting, Meeting and Therapeutic Rooms Available For Hire in Havant

Posted by Paul

13th November 2017

Do you ever find yourself looking for rooms to host a training event, supervision, team meeting or to see clients? Do you struggle to find a well located venue with good public transport links?   At Psychology Chartered we have a selection of rooms to cater for a variety of needs. We can offer a More…