Counseling

Severe Weather - of the Emotional Kind

Karin Sieger | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Some of us have a very delicate, sensitive and finely tuned internal radar that picks up signs of danger. Others are more or less constantly tuned to the 'attack and defense channel', always ready to expect the worse, tense, anxious, highly irritable and stressed. Probably for good reason.

How To Make Your New Year's Resolutions Work (Better)

Karin Sieger | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Resolutions take determination, tenacity, strength and commitment. Too often we feel bad about ourselves or ashamed if we don't make it or delay a resolution. Whereas there is another way of looking at it.

The Emotional Challenge of Expat Life

Karin Sieger | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Often the issues of identity and loss become key, especially if expats frequently relocate to different countries and settings: Who am I? Where is home? How do others perceive me? Do I want to fit it, and how can I do that, without losing aspects of my identity, which are important to me?

Self-help Strategies to Deal With Chemotherapy

Karin Sieger | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Cancer treatment varies depending on the nature and progression of the disease. It can focus on eliminating cancer tumours and cells, slowing down or stabilising the spread of the disease.

The Illusion Behind Addictive Behaviour

Karin Sieger | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Often people are aware of their addictive behaviour and would like to stop or slow down. However, the illusion of the addiction can be so powerful that the fear of not being able to cope without it is overwhelming and can suffocate even the smallest attempt to take control of the situation and muster the confidence to change.

The Personal Crisis of Cancer

Karin Sieger | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Often people feel that they have been replaced by cancer; that their lives and who they are has been reduced to cancer; that their past achievements, dreams and ambitions no longer count for anything. How to cope? And how do others around us cope?

Do CEOs Need a Priest?

Karin Sieger | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

The counselling relationship is intended to be one between equals, firmly based on confidentiality, professional boundaries and ethics. Contrary to common belief, entering therapy is not self-indulgence or only an option at extreme moments in our lives, when all else has failed.

Back at Work - And Working Out Your Divorce

Charlotte Friedman | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Friedman

Work instead becomes a place where you may struggle to cope, trying to get through your day whilst holding your thoughts about your divorce at bay. It's the same work, same school, same kids, same summer but an altogether different perception of it all.

How Long Does it Take to Get Over Divorce?

Charlotte Friedman | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Friedman

This is a question I am asked many times by people who come to our divorce workshops and support groups. Is there a one size fits all answer?

Ann Widdecombe Defends Gay Conversion Therapy

Posted 02.02.2012 | UK

Ann Widdecombe has been criticised for promoting the idea that gay people can be made straight. Writing in her Daily Express column on Wednesday, t...

An Anxious Nation Needs To Relax

Lisa Stokes | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Stokes

I remember the first time it happened like it was yesterday. Marks and Sparks, Whiteleys, Bayswater. I was doing my weekly shop, and there it was, out of the blue, my first panic attack. Of course, I didn't know it was a panic attack at the time.