Depression: Climbing out of the pit

espite practicing as a Psychotherapist for several years I still find it difficult to share my own experiences with depression. Fear of judgement and being labelled are all reasons why those who suffer from depression often just keep it to …

Setting Boundaries

How to set boundaries

ave you ever had a moment when someone asks you to do something and you wanted to say ‘No’, but felt obliged and said ‘Yes’? It then bothers you for the rest of the day and you begrudgingly do the …

Claustrophobia

Overcoming Claustrophobia

n the US alone it is reported that 5% of the population suffers from claustrophobia of varying degrees, from mild discomfort to extreme levels (source). Yet this fact is of no comfort to the sufferer.

Claustrophobia is the …

Men and ageing

Men and aging

t 51 the last thing my client expected was to be sitting across from me in the therapy room. His marriage on the rocks, he was aware of the need to find better ways of relating with his wife and …

The power of lemons

Daily Health Tip – Lemon Juice

’m a huge fan of consistent daily habits to improve energy levels as quickly and as cheaply as possible.

One habit I discovered several years was waking up and immediately having a cup of hot water with the juice of …

Mens mental health

Men and Mental Health

y client was 32 and full of nervous energy. Suffering from anxiety and depression for several years, he came to therapy to find ways to letting go of an extremely narcissistic parent. Although he had physically cut the parent out …

Understanding Teenagers

Understanding Teenagers

’m too old to get back into football, remarked my 16 year old client.

This was a smart guy with so much going for him, but he was struggling in school as he wasn’t getting along with one of his …