September 13, 2018

We live in a materialistic word that places great emphasis on the outer world and equates happiness with what you ‘have’; education, wealth, great job, beautiful clothes, beautiful family etc . It makes sense then that someone who has all of these things and is still u...

July 16, 2018

"I just kept saying, ‘I’m sorry’ and ‘I love you’ over and over again. Turns out that loving yourself is the greatest way to improve yourself, and as you improve yourself, you improve your world." 

  — Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len

The ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian forgiv...

May 14, 2018

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new”

- Albert Einstein

We are taught to be afraid of mistakes. Mistakes clash with our self preservation instincts. They are at odds with what our parents (generally) ingrained in us as children. Most children are n...

February 5, 2018

We are constantly putting ourselves under enormous pressure and stress to ensure that we have the things we 'need' in life. We need a certain place to live, we need a particular car, we must bring our children on two holidays a year, we have to have our kids in three o...

November 27, 2017

Anger is not a 'bad' emotion. There are no bad emotions. Our feelings give us valuable information. Let us for a moment compare anger to a physical sensation you might feel in your body. If you put your hand down on a boiling radiator the negative sensation in your bod...

November 25, 2017

Life is busy, life is tough and sometimes the effort of it can feel relentless. As a result we often only take time to stop and notice what is happening when things go wrong; the cheque that bounced, the flat tyre, a traffic jam, a fight with your partner. The trouble...

November 23, 2017

 

In many ways therapy is an opportunity to tell your life story. No one is a better expert on the story of your life than you, not even your therapist. Like telling any story, there are many ways in which that story can go, there are numerous threads that can be explor...

October 31, 2017

“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation”

-Graham Greene, Ways of Escape.

Journaling has been harnessed as a...

October 24, 2017

Many people come to therapy because a life problem (relationship, work, family) or personal difficulty (e.g. stress, OCD, anger) has become too difficult to manage alone. While therapy provides a great outlet in which to gain new perspectives and explore new coping mec...

October 1, 2017

Compassion is about having feelings of understanding and empathy for others, particularly around their struggles and suffering. We can see the positive effect compassion can have on our relationships with others; it brings us closer by showing the other person that we...

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