Do I Have OCD? What It Means to be Obsessed or Fixated and How to Get Help
In these unsettling pandemic times, many are questioning their mental health. OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – is a condition gaining more attention. Some people find they can’t stop thinking about an event or behaviour that is starting to disrupt their life. But what does it really mean to experience OCD and how do you […]
Private Skype Counselling in English for Expats: Tips and Support for Your Journey
Counselling expats, I’m privileged to be invited to hear stories from the private lives of those who trade comfort and familiarity for the unknown. While the expat experience is more often portrayed as glamorous and exciting, many find the reality of living in a different culture to be lonely and challenging, particularly in the first […]
How do I Know if I have Depression, Anxiety or Mental Illness?
If you are asking this question, it’s a sign that you could benefit from speaking with a mental health professional. October is Mental Health Month with 10 October being World Mental Health day. Here are some tips on how to take care of your mental health and where to get help. Warning Signs of Depression […]
What is Bisexuality? And how do I know if I’m Bi?
Individual attraction to both men and women has only been described as ‘bisexuality’ for about 100 years. What happened before that? Were people either straight or gay? I wasn’t around but I doubt it. Human sexuality is diverse and complex and always has been. It’s just our meanings and ideas about sex that remain confined. […]
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 […]
Risk, Safety and Effectiveness in Internet Based Counselling
Despite the best attempts to try to regulate counselling practice and therapy, paying for any service will always be, to some extent, a matter of ‘let the buyer beware’. A professional online counsellor or therapist will only work within his or her competencies. If you are considering online counselling, you can make some enquiries of […]