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Honest Thrive is an empowering community dedicated in creating content for mindful, practical and intelligent life learners.


The trouble with some psychology blogs is that the authors - usually psychologists - sometimes overuse jargon that can make psychology challenging to comprehend.
My blog is different. It is:⠀

  • Following my journey from student to qualified counselling psychologist

  • Written by a student in a way that is easy to understand

  • A source of practical and honest information

  • It’s curating the everyday curiosity to explore the mind & behaviour.

Nicole Francesca McClean psychology blog

A little bit about yours truly....

I'm 27, multi-passionate writer, avid reader, keen photographer, plant obsessive and skincare hoarder. I'm currently studying an undergraduate degree with open university, psychology + self-care are kinda my jam (if you hadn't already guessed). 

I have had a real desire to work with people for a long time. From an early age I have been intrigued by the human mind and how it works in order to empower individuals to lead better lives. It is this fascination that makes psychology such a desirable subject for me. Psychology is all around us from what we think, say, do, feel etc. I truly believe once you have a strong understanding of the basics, you will be better prepared to explore different ways that psychology may help improve your everyday life, health, and well-being.

“I am determined to create a platform built on cultivating and uplifting, empowering & educating a community”,

My Life mantra is "She remembered who she was and the game changed".

Please get in touch as I love connecting with like-minded people

*Honest Thrive does not offer professional advice, only opinion, personal reflection & experiences.

**I must state I am not a fully qualified counselling psychologist yet but I do have counselling, listening & communication skills that can be used to promote happiness and positive well-being.