Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Cognitive behavioural therapy

How to cope with uncertainty

How to cope with uncertainty

No one likes or welcomes uncertainty. It can leave us feeling unsafe and vulnerable not knowing what will happen in the future. We do our best to anticipate problems in our eternal quest to control our environment in order to feel safer. We stock up […]

Failure to launch and how to help young adults thrive

Failure to launch and how to help young adults thrive

The emotional burden for parents of these “failure to launch” young adults – and for the young adults themselves — is incalculable: lost dreams, increased discord in the family, fears for the child’s future safety and security. The financial costs– multiple college failures, increased mental […]

The best ways to fight depression

The best ways to fight depression

Depression isn’t the same as feeling sad or unhappy. It’s more akin to living in a dark black hole where there is no light and no chance of light either. Everything seems hopeless to a depressed person. They feel useless and worthless and they often […]

Life’s an experiment

Life’s an experiment

Life’s an experiment – you better believe it. If we could just push fear aside, be less scared of rejection and failure and care less about what other’s think, we would be so much braver. Think about it. What have you stopped yourseld from doing […]

Qualifications required for various types of counselling

Qualifications required for various types of counselling

I often get asked about the qualifications required to be a counsellor. Here is a guide to what is required: Counselling and Psychotherapy are not statutorily regulated professions, so the only course open to them in order to validate their credentials is voluntary accreditation. BACP […]

Reactive attachment disorder

Reactive attachment disorder

Reactive Attachment Disorder is the result of a child not forming a secure attachment to a primary parent or caregiver before the age of five. The lack of an early relationship where the child’s basic needs of food, shelter, warmth, and nurturing aren’t being met […]

How to improve at tolerating uncertainty

How to improve at tolerating uncertainty

Would it really be that good if we could have certainty abut everything? Think about it. Tolerating uncertainty definitely has it’s advantages. Imagine knowing exactly how your life would unfold. You would know about the first heartbreak but still have to go through it. You […]

How to change the negative voice in your head

How to change the negative voice in your head

We all have a negative voice that reminds us of our insecurities. It’s intrusive and says things to us like, “You’re not good enough”; “You can’t do it”; “Nobody likes me”, and so on. We all get these intrusive thoughts without exception and they add […]