Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Cognitive behavioural therapy

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

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 […]

Top 10 mental health apps endorsed by mental health expert

Top 10 mental health apps endorsed by mental health expert

Whilst no app has yet been invented that can replace human face-to-face interactions such as counselling with a mental health expert, there are a number of excellent apps that offer great support and guidance to enhance your wellbeing. I have personally looked at many mental […]

What is a panic attack?

What is a panic attack?

About 5% of people have experienced panic attacks.They can be very frightening. Without warning,a person can experience chest pains, sweat, hyperventilate and feel faint. During an attack, they often feel they are having a heart attack and might die. Stanley Schachter showed that experiencing an […]

Thought reality versus actual reality

Thought reality versus actual reality

If you’ve ever watched the move – “The Matrix” you will have been introduced to the idea of alternate realities. Think baoit how real your dreams can seem, they feel real even though they are part of your thought reality, not actual reality (in terms […]

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 […]