What is it all about?

February 18, 2017

You may have noticed from my previous posts that I'm very intrigued at the moment by how we create suffering for ourselves. Different approaches - mindfulness, buddhism or the work of Eckhart Tolle to name a few - refer to the ego as a source...

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Don’t believe the story

January 28, 2017

In CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) we work a lot with observing the thoughts in our head and how they contribute to our issues. The key principles behind CBT is that our thoughts directly create our emotions, which in turn dictate our behaviours and actions. So for...

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How do you deal with difficult times?

May 10, 2016

I am reading a book by Thomas Moore, the dark night of the soul, that is really starting to shift my approach to therapy. As a solution-focused trained therapist myself, I have always adopted the view that when issues arise and dark emotions take over...

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What’s your dream?

August 29, 2015

Do you remember your dreams? Did you know your dreams could potentially give you the answers you've been looking for most of you life? During the day, our conscious mind is very active. This is the part of your mind that thinks, makes decisions and...

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5 ways to handle difficult emotions

July 29, 2015

How do you usually respond when you experience negative emotions, such as anger, fear or pain? Do you willingly embrace them or do you get frustrated and annoyed, trying to push them away? Does it work? Most of us try to fight those emotions when...

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Are you really bipolar?

July 23, 2014

I'm struck with the diagnostic for bipolar disorder. Nowadays, like depression, it's a diagnostic that's very popular and easily given and I am alarmed by the easiness with which NHS doctors jump to those conclusions and give very strong drugs to patients. I have seen...

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Grieving

June 11, 2014

Have you lost a loved one recently? Do you feel numb, do you find yourself hypersensitive, crying for no reason? Have you lost all motivation? You might simply be grieving. Grief is quite a complex emotion and in our society where everything has to happen...

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Panic attacks

May 14, 2014

Have you ever suffered from panic attacks? the most common symptoms are an irrational fear, physical reactions such as heart racing, sweats and shallow breathing as well as a total loss of control. Panic attacks can hit anywhere and at any time, and it's quite...

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Past life regression

April 15, 2014

I had a very interesting experience in one of my sessions yesterday. I'm working with a client who suffers from panic attacks, and we've made incredible progress in the past few weeks, to the point where their panic whilst being on the tube has now...

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Russian Dolls

September 4, 2013

I was reading a blog this morning on NLP and they mentioned how a lot of practitioners don't know what process or technique to use with their clients. Because they are focused on the processes rather than being focused on the person's needs. When I...

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