Therapy and Treatment for Gay Mens Depression

Is Depression more common amongst gay men? I often see this question or similar in counselling forums on Facebook and elsewhere on the net. And as a mental health counsellor who has worked with gay men for much of my career, it’s tempting to jump in with an answer. But what concerns me is what… Continue reading Therapy and Treatment for Gay Mens Depression

Sustainable Psychotherapy: What is Eco Friendly Counselling and Where to find a Green Therapist

We are increasingly being encouraged to reduce, reuse and recycle and be mindful of the impact our activities have on the environment. In deciding to make changes to their lives, many people question their own place in consumer culture, the way they are living and their relationships to others. How can talk therapy and counselling… Continue reading Sustainable Psychotherapy: What is Eco Friendly Counselling and Where to find a Green Therapist

Long Term Counselling or Psychotherapy: Is it Effective?

Long term therapy is a collaborative meaning making process with a therapist or counsellor. The effectiveness of the work depends on the relationship that develops in the therapeutic space as well as the openness of the conversation.

Men, Anger and the Breakthroughs of Talk Therapy

Talk Therapy enables us to develop new meaning, arrive at different understandings and make breakthroughs. For men, this kind of confidential communication offers alternatives to making sense of Anger and overcoming the expectations of masculinity. Counselling is a journey we can take in collaboration with a therapist so we can keep the destination open.

A Conversation about Anxiety using Narrative Therapy.

Anxiety is a problem for many people. Talking therapies, such as Narrative Therapy, can assist to manage or overcome anxiety. A skilled Narrative Therapist can help a person to externalise anxiety and gain a greater sense of influence over it.