Giving yourself time to talk about what has happened to you, your thoughts and your feelings, is an effective way to deal with many of life's difficulties. However, many people still hesitate to take that first step and reach out for help to a counsellor or therapist. Maybe there is a fear that we might … Continue reading Is it time to consider therapy?
When beginning therapy, it is not uncommon for people to ask me if I could recommend a book for them to read. My initial suggestion is simply to 'read something that you enjoy'. After all, coming into therapy already involves a thoughtful investment of emotion, time and money. The wisdom we are seeking lies within … Continue reading What should I be reading?
Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally, to things as they are. * In recent years there has been a lot of interest in mindfulness. Schools are incorporating it into the curriculum, big businesses are hiring consultants to teach mindfulness techniques to their staff and … Continue reading Mindfulness, meditation and psychotherapy