I have always been a bit wary of ventriloquists. What is with all the talking-to-yourself bit? Ventriloquists are a bit like
Many of my patients have had horrific childhoods, been involved in high levels of lifelong criminality, had severe mental illnesses, have serious drug and alcohol problems, and have committed several violent offences, including murder. After analysing and dealing with these characters all day, it's unlikely I'm going to be stimulated by Average Joe, his mundane background, and his mediocre chat.
In the United States and Britain, with resonances in other Western countries, a full-scale war has broken out regarding emotional distress and illness: how we talk about it, whether we try to measure it or not, and - crucially - what we do about it.
Did the Euro crisis make you feel unhappy? What about the earthquake in Turkey? The Bristol murder case? The weather?
Last Thursday, I wrote a blog about attending a Symposium at Lincoln University. This Monday, I wrote a blog about being
It's natural for your mood to fluctuate - everyone feels a little down sometimes. But when that low mood persists for days or weeks, you may be suffering from depression. Here are five of the most helpful strategies I have found for clients suffering from the condition.
Why would anyone choose to be unhappy? It's a tough question to answer, but one all therapists must wrestle with on a daily basis.
The film Friends with Benefits, an American rom com starring Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake, starts with the premise that we are now at a point in time where women and men can enjoy casual sex equally.
It might sound like a no-brainer but simple steps such as moving junk food out of sight could be the key to losing up to
While we celebrate men for their prowess in politics and sports and business when it comes to women there is only one thing that we really ever celebrate them for.