Being Proactive…Lessons from a true master.

My blog posts have recently been dominated by less than positive subjects. The feedback I have had on some of the suicide posts has been incredible and my email box has been a bit fuller than normal.( Some of the feedback has been critical and I have taken this on board, especially concerning some of…

If You See the Warning Signs of Suicide…

Every 40 seconds somewhere around the world someone dies by suicide, that’s 99 people every 66 minutes. Alcohol makes people more prone to committing suicide by violent methods like hanging, using a firearm or by falling to death, says a new study. Nearly, one-fourth of all suicide cases studied reported that the victim had blood…

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…