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Is my depression all my fault, or is the world contributing to how I feel?

Is my depression all my fault, or is the world contributing to how I feel? This, dear reader, is a question that is much easier to answer today than at probably any other point in our generation. First we need...

Effective counselling doesn’t have to mean dwelling on your past

Effective counselling doesn’t have to mean dwelling on your past. I always find it interesting to see how frequently, in a first session with a new client, people arrive with the impression that we’re about to embark on a long...

Effective counselling takes several weeks, not several years

Effective counselling takes several weeks, not several years. I really wish that I could state with unequivocal belief and confidence that the concept of therapists with clients attending therapy two or three times a week for years on end is...

Self esteem: Am I good enough?

Am I good enough? Am I a fraud? How long will it be before my boss figures out I don’t know what I’m doing and lets me go? These questions are asked by pretty much everybody at one point or...

Couples counselling, what constitutes having an affair?

What constitutes having an affair? Is the line crossed once you’ve had intercourse with another, or did you begin having an affair begun long before this? This question comes up often in my Bishops Stortford couples counselling practice. For many,...

Couples counselling: Am I married, or am I a prisoner?

Am I married, or am I a prisoner? An edgy question for an online article I’m sure. Believe me when I tell you however that in my couples counselling practice in Bishops Stortford. this is a question that I hear...

Couples counselling: How social media kills marriages

Couples counselling and how social media kills marriages. It’s a bold title I know, but I can explain what I mean by it, and how I justify saying it. My couples counselling practice in Bishops Stortford began in 2002 which...

It’s a new year, is it time for a new marriage?

It’s a new year, is it time for a new marriage? How many of us start off each January with a new set of well-intentioned goals that don’t quite come off? There is certainly no doubt that I’ve created (and...

‘Tis the season to be jolly

It is the season to be jolly – well, isn’t it? By now those amongst us who are keen to do so, will be considering their plans for the holiday, arranging menus and buying presents as they count down the...

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