Money

I am frequently asked for the name of a psychotherapist working in a similar style, ethos and paradigm to myself. This can be a random request or from a client, for someone they know. One recent conversation along these lines was a little different. I had, some years...

Sharing Your Psychotherapist A Caution

From people who have been in psychotherapy for some time, there is a frequent request for a referral. If the experience has been good, the client may often ask if you will see their intended referee. As a psychotherapist we do not, see friends and family of clients …...

Procrastination

  As I busied myself doing nonimportant tasks, I knew I was in avoidance or worse, procrastination. As a rule, I feel like a well-rounded, relatively insightful person, so why was it then that I was not doing the study, research and writing I needed to be doing...

What is self care

What is self-care … really? We might often be lead into thinking self-care is shopping with a friend, having a massage, eating chocolate, a good football match, a night out drinking with friends, even a soak in a hot bathtub. While this can often calm us temporarily...

The Key

The unconscious is the Key to all-important knowledge …. It is very easy to get caught up with the client’s avoidance … I do it all the time. I try to console myself with the fact that if I was to burrow into every opening a client presents, every opening that we...

Where Post Trauma Resides

It was the morning of new year’s eve 2019, work was quiet, so we decided to meet for a coffee. On reflection, I will admit to noting her eyes occasionally darting about randomly, though not thinking too much of it at the time. While I observed it happening three...

Post Christmas Feelings

It often takes a courageous leap of faith to approach the enormity that Christmas has now evolved into. In that whirlwind spin up to December 25th our bodies are overtaxed and overexcited, pumping out increased levels of adrenaline and cortisol. While this may appear...

Pre Christmas Feelings

This blog is not about how to better manage Christmas, it is more about helping to create awareness around what might be happening for you… The Christmas culture, for many, often conjures up a myriad of conflicts, so imagine my surprise when discussing Christmas with...

A Personal Journey in Psychotherapy

On my website, I have shared with you aspects of my own journey on becoming a psychotherapist. In this blog, I would like to share with you a little about my own personal journey in my analytic based psychotherapy. You might have read some information on my website...

Person vs Person

Some days things just happen that stop me in my tracks, does that ever happen to you? I would like to share one such recent event that had me pondering.   The office next door to mine in Sydney’s CBD houses a criminal barrister. He is a friendly, jolly fellow. We...
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