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 …

How does counselling work?

You probably know someone who’s been to counselling (whether they talk openly about it or not). In the past there has been a lot of stigma and misunderstanding surrounding this form of therapy and some people are still hesitant to talk about it, which of course contributes to the mystery of it all. Counselling is …

How to talk to someone who is feeling suicidal

Everyone of us will be affected, or know someone who’s been affected by suicide. Yet, it’s not something we commonly talk about. There is a lot of stigma, misunderstanding and fear surrounding suicide and suicidal feelings. It’s scary to imagine how someone might feel if they don’t want to live anymore and it’s scary to …

True Connection

The idea of connection  (or our lack thereof) is a very current topic. New studies are showing how the increase of loneliness in our modern society is having a negative effect on our health. I personally believe that connection is one of our most fundamental needs as human beings and I even chose the words …