Suicide : A Personal Story

“Did you really want to die?” “No one commits suicide because they want to die.” “Then why do they do it?” “Because they want to stop the pain.”  ……………Tiffanie DeBartolo…How to kill a Rock Star     As a psychologist, I have been involved with patients who have, at some time in their lives, thought…

On the subject of Suicide…..

The subject of suicide is always heavily covered in the news , (It is a little known fact that more suicides occur in summer than in winter ). Despite that,  most studies suggest that suicide rates are rising.  Statistics from the WHO say that over one million people commit suicide every year and this figure is increasing every year. That is one…

Do Parents Matter?

The role of parents in a child’s development has long been seen as crucial. Great minds like Freud and Peck, among many others have highlighted generations of parents’ inadequacies and the effect this has on the subsequent adult. This idea is borne out every day in my practice where clients seem to be held to the past by…

Online Therapy making advances.

“Does Online Depression Treatment Work? Numerous medical studies show that, for many, depression treatment can be effectively delivered online.” (everyday health.com) “Researchers at the University of New South Wales and St. Vincent’s Hospital in New Zealand found that online treatment was as effective as face-to-face therapy for such mental illnesses as anxiety, social phobias and…

Our Constant companion : the inner critic

Everyone has an inner critic. Our self-esteem and self-image are developed by how we talk to ourselves. All of us have conscious and unconscious memories of all the times we felt bad or wrong – they are part of the unavoidable scars of childhood. This is where the inner critical voice gets started. We also…