Living with depression

What is living with depression like? The NHS describe living with depression like this, “the symptoms of depression can be complex and vary widely between people. But as a general rule, if you’re depressed, you feel sad, hopeless and lose interest in things … Read More

There is only so much bandwidth

It is worth remembering that our minds have limited capacity to deal with problems. Big problems take up a lot of bandwidth. So areas of our minds that should be available for thinking, concentrating, and delivering performance at home and … Read More

What kind of therapy should you choose?

With so many different types of psychotherapy and counselling available, it can be hard to know which type is right for you. Should you try CBT or Mindfulness or Psychodynamic Counselling? In my experience, often, what matters most is to … Read More

Don’t be a hostage to fortune

Traumatic experience leaves a particular marker behind it. Unless given attention, it becomes like a sealed moment in a life. Though time passes and our lives move on, however much older we become, the traumatic experience remains within us. However, … Read More

Don’t wait for a fairytale

By yourself you may tend to see the difficult moods you experience as just being part of who you are. So, for example, your relationships may tend to start to feel like they are all the same, that they involve … Read More

Psychotherapy : developing new ways of living

Psychotherapy is a way of developing a safe and confidential relationship aimed at understanding and improving psychological health. It aims at bringing relief to problematic subjects, and experiences of suffering. A psychotherapist will have trained in particular theories and practice. … Read More

Luck and good fortune

You need luck, no matter how much talent, drive and desire you have.  Without luck you may find it hard to get your ideas and projects off the ground no matter how good they are. In mythology, folklore and fairy … Read More

Loss of confidence

A profound loss of confidence is often a consequence of accidents and events. When something happens out of the blue it can leave you shaken. The impact on individuals of a death, or a painful family break up, or witnessing … Read More