Self Development

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Self Development Clinical Services

At Psychology Cares, we provide services to enhance self-development through the intentional and ongoing process of optimising your skills, knowledge, capabilities, and general well-being. Self-development involves a conscious effort to grow, evolve, and improve oneself in emotional, intellectual, physical and social dimensions. 

Through a blend of therapeutic interventions, goal-setting, and skill-building, these services empower individuals to optimise their well-being, foster personal growth, and navigate life’s complexities with confidence and resilience.


Self-development services for children focus on laying a solid foundation for emotional intelligence, social skills, and cognitive abilities. Through age-appropriate interventions, children are guided toward building resilience, emotional regulation, and a positive self-image, setting the stage for a lifetime of well-being.


Navigating adolescence is a pivotal period for self-discovery and identity formation. Clinical services for teenagers facilitate this transformative journey by fostering self-awareness, coping mechanisms, and decision-making skills. Building resilience enables them to navigate challenges, build healthy relationships, and envision a future full of possibilities.


Self-development in adulthood involves ongoing growth, adaptation, and optimisation. Clinical services for adults focus on personal and professional aspects, aiding individuals in navigating life transitions, managing stress, and enhancing interpersonal skills. By fostering self-reflection and providing tools for resilience, these services support adults in their pursuit of fulfilment, purpose, and sustained personal growth.

Older Adults

As individuals age, self-development remains a crucial aspect of maintaining a fulfilling and meaningful life. Clinical services for older adults address the unique challenges of this life stage, including coping with changes in health and relationships. By promoting cognitive vitality, emotional well-being, and a sense of purpose, these services contribute to the ongoing self-development and optimization of older adults, ensuring a quality life in the later years.

Cognitive, Socioemotional & Neuroscience Perspective on Self Development :

Self development inevitably emerges from self-hood, self-meaning, and self-awareness. It is an integration of our story of being, thinking, feeling and acting in the world that is meaningful and purposeful. 

It is as much about awareness of  “who am I”, “what am I” and “what am I becoming” and how these self concepts interactively emerge in our world. 

Below is an excellent piece of research which connects self-development with cognitive, socioemotional, and neurological perspectives. Illustrated in Figure 1 and Figure 2.

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Fig1 "Model of cognitive, socioemotional, and neural influences on self-development. In this model, three factors interact to influence self-development: cognition, socioemotional functioning, and brain development. Bidirectional influences are noted between each of these factors, and there is noted change over time in both neural and psychological components of the model."
Fig2 "Brain regions of interest for self-development. Panel A displays a medial view of the brain with approximate locations of dorsal, anterior rostral, and ventral medial prefrontal cortex (dmPFC, armPFC, and vmPFC, respectively); dorsal, rostral, and ventral anterior cingulate cortex (dACC, rACC, and vACC, respectively); middle cingulate cortex (MCC); and medial posterior parietal cortex (mPPC) which includes precuneus, posterior cingulate cortex (PCC) and retrosplenial cortex (RSC). Panel B displays a lateral view of the brain with approximate locations of tempo–parietal junction (TPJ), posterior superior temporal sulcus (pSTS), temporal poles (TP), anterior insula (AI, which is underneath the lateral surface), and ventral lateral prefrontal cortex (vlPFC). Ventral striatum (VS), a subcortical structure, is not pictured."

Key Facts for Self Development :

"The U-bend of life”, as referred to by The Economist, shows that happiness rises into older age, to levels higher than those in younger people.
Studies show that culture and how we see ourselves in our environment affects the architecture of the brain.

"Who am I” is embodied in the concept of self. Linking self-knowledge and self-awareness. It shapes the meaning, purpose and emotions during the course of our adult lives.
How we think and feel about ourselves creates our personal lifelong identity. It is a journey which sets roots in childhood and adolescence, continuing to grow into adulthood.
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