cognitive behavioural therapy; psychology; relationship counselling

relationships

Relationships form the basic foundation of everything we do. Knowing how to communicate, show empathy and embrace others in a positive way is essential for getting through life.

The “me too” movement and mental health

The “me too” movement and mental health

Most women know what it’s like to feel harrassed by a man in a sexual way. I grew up in South Africa where men were quite forward and flirty. It happened a few times where i would be in a bar and the bar man […]

Harry and Meghan won’t last

Harry and Meghan won’t last

I see many couples for therapy and I always wish for them to stay together. I am an idealist and want everyone to work things out but sadly that isn’t realistic. Since Meghan and Harry have announced that they will be withdrawing from royal duties […]

Why Community Is So Important And How You Can Contribute

Why Community Is So Important And How You Can Contribute

They say it takes a village to raise a family. What that means is that community is important when it comes to living in a society.     Individualism has been put on a pedestal in these modern times, but it is only through community that […]

Hurt people hurt people

Hurt people hurt people

Hurt people hurt people. Many years ago I worked in a high-secure mental health unit and we witnessed this daily. During one of our clinical supervision sessions, our supervisor explained this very concept about how hurt people hurt people. The offenders on our ward could […]

The Signs of Divorce Your Spouse Is Subconsciously Revealing

The Signs of Divorce Your Spouse Is Subconsciously Revealing

The signs of divorce might not always be as obvious as you’d think. Even couples that seem inseparable—like the iconic Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt—can’t always reconcile their differences. While shouting matches, never-ending fights, and infidelity may seem like clear signs that a split is […]

No one else can fix you

No one else can fix you

No one else can fix you except yourself. The best counsellor or therapist in the world won’t be able to fix you without your collaboration and cooperation. As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, I sometimes get clients who expect me to ‘fix’ them. They have this […]

Keeping the Spark Alive in a Long-Distance Relationship

Keeping the Spark Alive in a Long-Distance Relationship

You never know when or where you’ll fall in love. It can happen at the most unexpected times in the most unexpected places. Sometimes, that means that you’ll fall in love with someone, and the circumstances, such as the distance, won’t be ideal. Long-distance relationships […]

Romantic relationships – how to navigate them

Romantic relationships – how to navigate them

Romantic relationships can be a wondrous thing or a complete nightmare. It can all start out fantastically. You get on really well, you fancy each other physically and feel that first rush of lust and infatuation. Yay! It’s all off to a good start and […]