How is that working for you??
How is that working for you??

  Helpful thinking I attended a CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) workshop led by Steve Hollon at Surrey University a while ago. He was inspirational and one of his catch phrases that he used with clients is “how is that working for you?” I love this sentence as it helps clients focus on behaviour that generally... » read more

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) involves obsessions (thoughts) and compulsions (behaviour).It is a severely debilitating disorder that can interfere with daily living and cause problems with all aspects of life. Most people have heard of obsessive-compulsive disorder but very few understand the full implications of living with this disorder. How does OCD affect you? On average,... » read more

Give Depression the Bird
Give Depression the Bird

Help break the stigma surrounding depression by taking this anonymous survey: CLICK HERE For results of the survey: CLICK HERE Give Depression the Bird Let’s get one thing straight. Depression is real. It is not something to be trivialized, snapped out of, or sucked up. In fact, trying to do this often makes it worse.... » read more

Common Problems that lead to counselling
Common Problems that lead to counselling

There are many common problems that lead to counselling, and the reasons are as varied as the many predicaments and life circumstances that exist for all people. Everyone has something that is causing them some sort of distress. Relationships, a difficult boss, an inability to socialise without fear and anxiety are all among the most... » read more

Super self confidence
Super self confidence

    5 Tips for Super self confidence I am in a very fortunate position in that I meet a lot of clients from different walks of life with many varying stories. I am always fascinated about  where they have come from, the experiences that have most impacted them in life, as well as what... » read more

The cause of anxiety
The cause of anxiety

    The cause of anxiety In cognitive behavioural therapy, we refer to the anxiety equation. The anxiety equation shows the cause of anxiety: Overestimation of the threat ____________________________________  =  Anxiety Underestimation of ability to cope Anxiety is always caused by our overestimation of the perceived threat and our underestimation of our ability to cope... » read more

This one thing stifles your happiness
This one thing stifles your happiness

You may not believe it but there is only one thing stifles your happiness. This one thing has the power to create heaven or hell for you. There is nothing else as powerful. When you think about it, if this thing has so much influence over our mood it makes sense to harness it and... » read more

Counseling is not a cure
Counseling is not a cure

Counseling is not a cure. It alleviates destructive behavioral patterns and helps you think differently but it won’t cure or completely eradicate your issues. Think about counseling as the drug that helps you manage symptoms of a disease, the disease being life. Think about it – “dis-ease”. Many of us feel overwhelmed, uneasy and stressed... » read more