“I just seem to be crying at the slightest thing recently. I’ll be sitting at a café reading the paper and come across a story that sets me off. Or I’ll see something on TV that gets to me and I’m off again. I’ve just become so sensitive.” This was Amelia talking, a client who [...]
“I feel like I live incognito. I have a secret life that no-one knows about.” This was a young client talking to me during a therapy session. One might suspect she was referring to drug activity, some sexual proclivity, some sort of criminal activity or perhaps a secret liaison. Another says, “There is no-one in [...]
There have been a lot of hard rubbish collection piles in our streets recently as people use the Covid isolation time to rid themselves of old junk and ‘Kondo’ their homes. Most people by now have heard of Marie Kondo, who encourages us to clear our cupboards and keep only what brings us joy. It’s [...]
“I miss the connectedness with the human race.”So says a client discussing home isolationrecently. As with many people, she is realising how much she actually gained from being around people. The small gestures, random conversations, our ‘sparking’ off each other. Being human means being connected. We can be ‘introverts’ but still love the warmth and [...]
To say that there is a lot going on in the world at present would be an understatement. But just as much is going on inside people’s homes and in their hearts. I work as a therapist, so I see this all at close range and it is not just that there is a virus [...]
“I am just so furious I am going to explode!” This was Kate speaking, a 32-year-old woman going through the process of separation from her husband. “This is just so unfair. He is so unreasonable. It drives me crazy.”
You are the life of every party, own all the must have accessories and boast 1000+ friends on Facebook, but are you showing people who you really are? It seems our aspirations for glamour, popularity and wealth may be masking a modern identity crisis.
Think you don't have a drinking problem? Your alcohol use may be masking deeper issues that need to be addressed. Words by Cynthia Hickman.