Abuse and Crisis Helplines

Psychotherapy can be an effective means of addressing the aftermath of abuse and all forms of interpersonal mistreatment and can help us develop the life skills necessary for protecting ourselves and meeting our needs in all kinds of relationships.  However, it isn’t intended to be used for crisis intervention. The following is a list of…

Reason for Being Part 9: Self-healing and Loving Kindness

A Culture of Entitlement We live in times of extremes: extreme poverty and extreme wealth. In such a culture there is less social cohesion and community, and more division and strife. It’s all-too easy to live with hard feelings in such times: hard feelings from poverty and struggle; hard feelings from entitlement and privilege, where…

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Psychotherapy Part 5: choosing a psychotherapist

When choosing the right psychotherapist it’s important to remember some basic facts about psychotherapy if you want it to work for you: Psychotherapy is founded upon a trustworthy, secure relationship.  The best evidence from the longest-term study supporting psychotherapy’s effectiveness in helping people make changes in their lives says that the quality of the therapeutic…

Psychotherapy Part 1: Considering Starting Psychotherapy or Counselling?

“Everything depends on inner change; when this has taken place, then, and only then does the world change.” Martin Buber Facts Here are some brief facts about Psychotherapy and Counselling: You don’t need to have anything ‘wrong’ with you to benefit from psychotherapy A psychiatric diagnosis is not required to understand, work with or overcome…

Paying for Services

How to Book and Pay: A Arrange your Appointment via the APPOINTMENTS page I’ll then send you an appointment offer by email, to which you can respond the same day B Send your BANK Transfer/ Paypal well BEFORE 9pm Sending your pre-payment well before 9pm the day the appointment is offered helps me confirm your…