December 2, 2014

I love this depiction of how to be truly supportive when someone is feeling low. It can often feel overwhelming and unknown when a friend or family member is having a tough time. It is common for people to feel that they don't know what to say and that they need a "pro...

August 7, 2014

Since last weeks news regarding an isolated tribe on the Brazil-Peru border making contact with the outside world for the first time in an attempt to acquire help (

April 7, 2014

Friends and acquaintances often ask me whether I can recommend a psychotherapist. This question fills me with the same eagerness and desire to make a good match as a matchmaker feels when faced with a new suitor (incidentally I am a good matchmaker). I believe that try...

February 27, 2014

As the battle against gay conversion therapy rages on, I would like to share another, often hidden side to the argument. I will begin by stating my personal position in this discussion; I do not believe that homosexuality is a “condition” that needs “curing”, I am not...

February 25, 2014

It seems that happiness has become the ultimate measure of a well lived life. However, defining happiness or finding anyone who would say that they are truly happy can be challenging. Van Deurzen suggests that "the unspoken yearning that brings people to therapy is oft...

February 24, 2014

Throughout the past 18 months of practice as an existential therapist I have found myself contemplating the challenges and opportunities of cross-cultural work increasingly. These thoughts have arisen due to the area of London I practice in and the large proportion of...

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