Many years ago I was faffing around in the dating universe, online and offline and everywhere. There were several relationships gone by the wayside, and I just couldn’t get the hang of ‘being out there’. Where were the expert tips I needed? Then I read ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’. It held many epiphanies…. Continue Reading
Help! I’ve Lost My Identity: 6 Ways To Rediscover Yourself And Get Off The Nostalgia Train
Have you got a case of a lost identity? Bianca* contacted me because she didn’t know who she was anymore: ‘I’ve lost my identity. My sense of self. I feel completely confused and exhausted. I try to take up hobbies but I just can’t find my ‘thing’. My life has become so wrapped up in… Continue Reading
How to Find a Counsellor Part 2: What is the Difference Between a Counsellor and a Psychologist?
So, you’ve decided to seek help for an issue that is invading your life and causing disruption and distress. You’re feeling more confused than ever. You may also be seeking the answer to the following question I get asked a lot: What is the difference between a counsellor and a psychologist? The simplest way to… Continue Reading
How to Find a Counsellor Part 1: Avoiding a bad therapeutic experience
Lights. Camera. Action… A generic sad person (or couple), usually under duress, is sitting in a waiting room [insert ‘soulless and stark’ or ‘overdone floral’ before the words ‘waiting room’]. Dr so-and-so Therapist opens the door to welcome the person into the room[insert ‘middle-aged man with glasses and monotone voice’ or ‘short overweight big-haired woman with… Continue Reading