A Therapist’s Reflections on Corona Life

This year has been such a washout! It’s been a challenge. It’s been many challenges. Huge ones, little ones and in between ones. Some days have felt so heavy and long, yet as this year is winding down, I’m also baffled by how fast it’s flown by! Back in March when lockdown hit, I went …

Faith in uncertain times

We are living in times of great stress, pressure and uncertainty. Every day new threats are looming and our to do lists expanding. As a society we seem to value autonomy and independence over community and connection, organisation and productivity over health and wellbeing and financial and material gain over inner peace and a deeper …

A mindfulness based approach to counselling

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a counsellor. As a child, when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I pictured myself sitting with someone and helping them figure things out in a deeply meaningful way. As I grew up I didn’t have a term for …

True Happiness – and how to achieve it

In my native language, Swedish, there are two words for happiness. One is gl√§dje – used to describe the fleeting joy we might feel as we tuck in to an ice cream or enjoy a stroll on the beach or even get a new car or a work promotion. This feeling is reliant on our circumstances …