Ostracism, the experience of social rejection, exclusion or bullying, has become a subject of intense interest to psychologists in recent years. It is clear that this experience leads to psychological distress, such as depression and anxiety, and can have a dramatic effect on an individual’s physical health.

Managing the complex situations that can give rise to the experience of ostracism, and reducing their psychological impact is an area of specialty for one of the clinical psychologists at Peter Walker and Associates.