Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Cognitive behavioural therapy

Going through a rough patch

Going through a rough patch

 Sometimes the only thing we can do is sit tight and tell ourselves that things will improve. One thing that is guaranteed is change. Each day focus on what you can control. Focus is so important when you feel anxious/depressed. Make a list of things […]

When you feel despondent

When you feel despondent

When you feel despondent, life can seem very bleak. I have been there. It is usually triggered for me when my health deteriorates and I have to place ‘life on hold’ and get myself well again. As I have been in this hopeless place many […]

How your thinking holds you back

How your thinking holds you back

When life throws us a curve ball, it’s normal to feel fed up and/or annoyed. Have you ever wondered though how your thinking holds you back? We often think that it’s life events around us that hold us back but this isn’t entirely true. Sure, […]

Train your brain to focus

Train your brain to focus

No one wants to be a passive receptacle for all their crazy thoughts 24/7 but that seems to be what happens to many of us. Our brain sends us between 60 000-80 000 thoughts each day and 80 – 90% of these are pure nonsense. […]

Real versus hypothetical worry

Real versus hypothetical worry

Anxiety comes from worrying about things and focusing on what could go wrong. There is a big difference however between the types of worry that we engage in. This post is about real versus hypothetical worry. Real worry needs to be actioned and hypothetical worry […]

How to be more confident

How to be more confident

What is confidence and why do some people seem to be more confident? Confidence is a combination of genetic make up but also your attitude and how youor brain processes information around you. The good news os that you can train your brain to promote […]

What are you doing with your life?

What are you doing with your life?

Have you ever thought about the quality of your life and what you are doing with your life? I don’t mean a fleeting thought but rather a serious assessment of where your life is at right now? Life gets so busy that we end up […]

Handy device to reduce anxiety

Handy device to reduce anxiety

One of the biggest problems I have to deal with in my private practice is anxiety. There are many types of anxiety – health anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive disorder and generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). Generalised anxiety disorder and social anxiety tend to be the […]



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