The love we think we deserve

I recently read a book in which this quote featured, “We accept the love we think we deserve”. Relatively simple, absolutely profound. In these few words, so much of human nature is explained; in particular, the reason why people stick...Continue reading

Fickle Feelings

I’m sure just about everyone is familiar with this picture, or the premise behind it – your reality and mine are different; different doesn’t necessarily mean wrong. Right? While it is true that our own expectations, perspectives, and experiences shape...Continue reading

Festive Stress

“‘Tis the season to be jolly…” And indeed, there is much jollification to be had during the Christmas season. However, sometimes the wonder of this time gets lost in all the hustle and bustle, and it ends up being a...Continue reading

Forsaking all others…

In this, the penultimate installation of my ‘Wedding Vows’ series, I explore infidelity. This is the vow that I see broken most often in my couples counselling, and the result of it is really heartbreaking. We pledge to forsake ALL...Continue reading

Starting Online Counselling

A few years ago, I wanted to switch from in-person therapy sessions to telemedicine. But as someone who’s historically struggled with opening up and being vulnerable during these meetings, my hope was that it would be easier for me if...Continue reading

Understanding & Getting over Heartbreak

None of us is immune to heartbreak Heartbreak effects every one of us - irrespective of age, gender or circumstance. There are also many kinds of heartbreak. Heartbreak is the extreme feeling of loss over someone or something we had...Continue reading

What is an intervention?

An intervention is a preplanned conversation between family / loved ones and the person affected by the addiction. Interventions are often lead by an intervention specialist, family councillor or addiction therapist and are structured in a format whereby the individual...Continue reading

So What is Alternative Counselling?

The complex nature of human beings means that we all need channels to let out frustrated, angry, anxious, compulsive, obsessive, and depressive thoughts that plague our subconscious and adversely affect our day-to-day lives. Finding viable channels to express and process...Continue reading

How to Treat Alcohol Addiction

Alcoholism is a serious problem that can affect all parts of your life. It can bring, your health, your relationships your home life, and your career into complete turmoil. Alcohol addiction can be difficult to overcome on your own, and...Continue reading

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