The second-wave feminists of the 1960’s coined the expression ‘The personal is political’. They were highlighting the fact that personal experiences can’t be separated from the wider political/social structures that we live in. Before becoming a counsellor, I was actively involved in activism – anti-war protests, climate change campaigning, campaigns against black deaths in custody… Continue reading Gratitude Journals and the Zombie Apocalypse.
It isn’t a particularly hot-take to say that 2020 was a tough year. For me, the year started with a flight to the other side of the world to see my dying mother for the last time. At the time, Covid felt like a problem just on the edge of awareness. A couple of weeks… Continue reading 2020 WTAF! (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)
There are an enormous number of inspiring and thought-provoking TED Talks on all sorts of topics, from mental health, to social issues, to science. Here are 5 TED Talks that I often find myself recommending to clients, colleagues and friends. The five I’ve selected here are focused on the self, mental health and wellbeing. Let… Continue reading 5 thought-provoking TED Talks.
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Is stress taking over your life? Or are you going through relationship difficulties or feeling overwhelmed? Maybe you want to start addressing some of the problems you’re facing but aren’t sure whether long term counselling is the right path for you. Maybe thinking about long-term counselling is daunting or… Continue reading Could Single-Session therapy be for you?
It might seem strange for my first blog post as a therapist to be about the Black Lives Matter protests. But the world doesn’t end at the therapy room door. These issues enter the room, whether it’s a client talking about their experience of racism, or a client talking about their difficulties navigating race as… Continue reading Black Lives Matter – We Need to Listen