Why do old habits die hard?

Old habits die hard – what stops us changing? ‘Old habits die hard‘ is an enduring phrase because there’s more than some truth in it.  It is simple to list the things we intend to change; give up sugar, wine, … Read More

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Dealing with a superiority complex

Are you living with someone with a superiority complex? Have you been told you have a superiority complex? Confidence is valuable, without it we wouldn’t have the strength to pursue and keep hold of the things we want. But we … Read More

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Why do people commit suicide?

Why do people commit suicide? Perhaps nothing leaves more unanswered questions than death by suicide.  The question of how to understand the death, or of what kind of death it is, often remains unanswered. Death by suicide, even when circumstances … Read More

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Post traumatic stress disorder is a complicated subject.  It might not be difficult to spot when a traumatic event happens to someone, but it is much harder to know how that traumatic event has affected … Read More

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Dwelling on the past

How do I stop dwelling on the past? When there have been destructive or traumatic experiences in our early years they can so disturb and confuse us that we are thrown completely off track, we are left dwelling on the … Read More

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Maternal deprivation

What is maternal deprivation? John Bowlby, psychoanalyst, psychiatrist and developer of attachment theory used the term maternal deprivation to focus attention upon the effect on infants and young children of being separated from their mothers during their first year.  Bowlby … Read More

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Antidepressants and psychotherapy

Research that confirms that antidepressants work is very welcome, but there is nothing new in this to people who take them, or to psychotherapists like myself who meet and work with people who take them. Hopefully the published research will … Read More

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Life after bankruptcy

Life after bankruptcy   If you are reading this blog because of worries about your own or a friend’s approaching bankruptcy, or of what life will be like after bankruptcy, welcome. The key thing is to make sure that you … Read More

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Life after redundancy

Life after redundancy, what’s next? Though it can be a highly emotional experience to go through, there is life after redundancy. Redundancy can be a very stressful experience.  It can feel a terrible shock, particularly if you didn’t see it … Read More

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Release the power within you

Release the power within I use the power of conversation to help people to follow their good ideas through, to help them release the power within. If you work with me in a coaching relationship that is what I will … Read More

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