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What is Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of all aspects of human behaviour and mental
processes.

What is the difference between Psychology & Psychiatry?

A Psychologist holds at least a BA or BSc Degree in Psychology which is accredited to the National Psychological Association of their country of residence. In the case of Ireland this is the Psychological Society of Ireland. In addition, they may hold a Master’s Degree in a specialised field e.g. Occupational/Business, Clinical or Health to name a few.

What is Business Psychology?

Business Psychology can go by many different names such as Occupational, Work or Organisational etc. Essentially, it is the practical application of Psychology to the world of work to support successful business. On the one hand it’s about helping organisations get the best from their workforce, while on the other helping employees enjoy and carry out their jobs to the best of their ability.

Where does a Business Psychologist work?

Traditionally Business Psychologists could be found in many HR supporting functions such as designing or improving recruitment programmes or in executive coaching. But in recent years, with the rise in our global services based economy there has been a big focus shift to wellbeing. Ranging from studies on psychological safety and trust through to designing strategies to help employees deal with stress & build resilience.

What is Coaching Psychology?

Coaching Psychology is practical application of Psychology to the world of coaching. This is the scientific study of human behaviour and mental processes to help understand and support both individuals & group’s performance, achievement and wellbeing.

 

What is Performance Coaching?

Depending on background and training there are many difference ways to define performance coaching. My personal approach has two primary streams flowing into it which I use to support clients to give it their best in their working lives;

  1. Business (Occupational) Psychology
  2. Coaching Psychology

 

What is neuroscience?

Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system.

What is the nervous system?

The nervous system is a complex network that carries messages to and from your brain and spinal cord. There are two main systems;
1. Somatic which is under your conscious control and looks after peripheral parts of your body such as your arms
2. Autonomic which is not under your conscious control and looks after all the inner organs of your body located in your trunk

What is resilience?

Resilience is the ability to recover from or adjust well to adversity or change. It involves actions, behaviours and thoughts that anyone can learn and develop.