As I worked with James he began to ponder the connections he had with other people and whether he actually shared the truth about life with people. He started to recognise that there were accepted topics for conversations and a person’s inner life was not one of these topics.
“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 [...]
The news reported recently that another celebrity, model Annalise Braakensiek, has committed suicide. This is on the back of the high profile suicide deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain last year. These famous deaths serve to highlight the awful and distressing matter of suicide in our societies. Indeed, Lifeline reports [...]