Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Cognitive behavioural therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Can Cognitive Behavioural Therapy help with anxiety and depression?

Shower and make the bed

Shower and make the bed

Yep, shower and make the bed are the only priorities on my to-do list today. This may seem a mundane statement but for most people, having only two things to do in a day would be a huge source of anxiety and guilt – how […]

Cognitive Behavioural Techniques

Cognitive Behavioural Techniques

I’ve been a Cognitive behavioural therapist for so long now that I sometimes forget that many people don’t know that much about Cognitive Behavioural Techniques. Cognitive Behavioural therapy doesn’t work all the time but in many instances it helps change lives for the better. Cognitive […]

How to stop worrying

How to stop worrying

Worry is a part of life. We are wired to look out for threat and worry often fills our mind. What if I lose my job? What if I never find love? No one likes uncertainty and many of us believe that the antidote to […]

How I made Cognitive Behavioural Therapy my career

How I made Cognitive Behavioural Therapy my career

I have always been intrigued by the reasons for people’s behaviour. I knew from an early age that Psychology was a major interest of mine but I wasn’t sure exactly what I would end up doing in that field. In South Africa, I went down […]

Fine tune your focus

Fine tune your focus

There are many good reasons to fine tune your focus. Think about it, for a large part of the day we are ‘passive receptacles’ to the random onslaught of thoughts that enter our minds. Did I take the clothes out of the washing machine? Why […]

Tips for managing anxiety

Tips for managing anxiety

Anxiety is a part of life, get used to it. Instead of resisting it, learn to work with it and you will find managing anxiety far easier: Anxiety is normal and not harmful (unless excessive). Worry is not a predictor of outcome. Do you have […]

The reasons why you feel so lost and wiped out

The reasons why you feel so lost and wiped out

People pleasing People pleasing often comes from low self esteem. We don’t like ourselves enough and this increases our need for external validation. We end up running ourselves ragged in an attempt to  feel better about ourselves. Not very clever is it? You will never […]

Reactive attachment disorder

Reactive attachment disorder

Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is often a result of an inability to form close attachment bonds with a primary caregiver (often a parent) during childhood. This lack of attachment is often caused by a neglectful or dysfunctional relationship between the infant/child and the parent. The […]