Month: June 2016

Codependency is not Love

We confuse codependency with love. We are taught that we are supposed to give all to the “chosen” one. One or two of my clients have said to me that it is better to be codependent that the alternative. Yes, it is the lesser of two evils but codependency is about insecurity and control..yes, control.

A Therapist must have Boundaries

Just where are the boundaries between therapist and client? What can you expect your therapist to divulge about himself and his view on the world? This is often one of the confusing aspects of therapy for many clients.   Irvin Yalom has been an advocate of having a less rigid approach to therapy in certain cases,…

Blame The Parents? Not Far Wrong

There is an old assumption that whatever you tell a therapist, he or she will always “blame the parents”. Most self-help and psychology works on conditioning and change point primarily to the time when our caregivers had the most influence over us. This is not often seen as positive and is usually cited as the…

Online Therapy & Training Can Reduce Risk of Depression

What if you could prevent clinical depression from taking hold before it’s ever even diagnosed? That’s the promise shown by an innovative European study that included a six-week online therapy and training course and support from a personal health care coach. The new research shows that participants in the online course reduced the risk of…