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Liar

Liar

We are very good at deceiving ourselves (this is called liar remember). We tell ourselves stories, and create narratives, reasons and excuses. We look outside of our choices and look to blame something or someone else.   Anything. As long as it’s not the truth....
Men and Therapy

Men and Therapy

I’m working with more men than before.   A friend of mine, who has sent men my way, offered some interesting insights. She believed that what I offered is not like ‘therapy’. It’s not what a lot of people expect when they think of therapy. We...
Scared to Try

Scared to Try

What are you scared to try?   I trained as an actor. I went to drama school for three years and then spent the next ten years pursuing a career as an actor. In many ways, I failed to achieve what I set out to do. The reason? Fear. I can appreciate now how much I got...
Therapy for Business

Therapy for Business

Therapy for business? Why would a business work with me, a therapist, for dealing with their work-related issues? First of all, let’s get the obvious out of the way – you’re a person, an individual. If you are the business or part of a larger team...
Planning is helpful, but…

Planning is helpful, but…

Planning is a useful and helpful skill. It gives us the opportunity to prepare for a variety of outcomes or possibilities that may be different from what we might expect. There’s a phrase that I became aware of a few years ago – “No plan survives first contact...
Do Nice Things

Do Nice Things

Many of us enjoy doing things for others to bring them pleasure, or to let them know how much we love them and care for them. It can be buying flowers, sending a card, dropping them an email, or something else. I take pleasure in these gestures and acts. It’s...