May 14, 2018

We all suffer from emotional overreactions. In the heat of the moment we say something to a person we love without stopping to consider the shock waves. Or we blast off an email and wonder why we didn’t sleep on it before pressing ‘Send’. Our emotions spill over and, b...

May 7, 2018

If you are like most people, you know your inner critic all too well. It is the voice in your head that judges you, doubts you, belittles you, and constantly tells you that you are not good enough. It says negative hurtful things to you—things that you would never even...

April 30, 2018

Trust—the act of placing confidence in someone or something else—is a fundamental human experience, necessary for society to function and for any person to be relatively happy. Without it, fear rules. Trust is not an either/or proposition, but a matter of degree, and c...

April 24, 2018

Do you wish you could put your foot down sometimes and say no? Many of us feel compelled to agree to every request, and would rather juggle a million jobs than refuse to help, even if we are left with no time for ourselves. But learning to say no can earn you respect f...

April 16, 2018

Crying is often viewed as a childish or silly thing to do but it turns out that the process of crying is actually rather complex and there is a very good reason for it. Apparently there are three types of tears for different circumstances but the ones I want to talk ab...

April 9, 2018

It may seem like there’s nothing you can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day, and your work and family responsibilities will always be demanding. But you have a lot more control than you might think. In fact, the simp...

March 27, 2018

I have worked with many clients who were suffering from anxiety, depression, stress and/or burnout because of their quest for perfectionism. I also recognise this in myself (the setting up of my website was delayed as I wanted the perfect website. For me to be able to...

March 20, 2018

Everyone feels anxious at some point in their lives as a result of life’s stresses such as work, exams or money problems. Anxiety is part of our body’s natural defences – a reaction to feeling under threat, which dates back to our caveman days, known as the ‘fight, fli...

March 11, 2018

I was lead to do couples counselling training as the majority of the individual clients I was seeing would come to counselling about a number of issues, and the most common was relationship problems. I wanted to learn the skills to work with couples, but also understan...

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