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Tips for opening a psychological practice online

Tips for opening a psychological practice online

I receive emails every week from colleagues who are interested in opening their own psychological practice online, working as therapists online or would like to know how I did it, if it can actually work, and what you have to consider to be successful as an online...

ACT Exercise – Life Areas

ACT Exercise – Life Areas

Today, I would like to introduce you to an exercise that I use in my work as an online psychologist that encourages us to look at our lives and examine the different “life areas” that are important to us. The exercise comes from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy...

Mental Health in a Pandemic

Mental Health in a Pandemic

Who remembers hitting the 6-month pandemic wall? And how does it compare to how you’re feeling now that we’ve passed the one year mark?     I came across this Twitter thread several months ago when we were around that crucial 6-month mark:...

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The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Have you heard of the five love languages and do you know how understanding them might help you improve your relationship(s)? Or are you maybe struggling in your relationship right now and are wondering what your next steps could be?   Photo by Mayur Gala from...

Book recommendation: Burnout

Book recommendation: Burnout

“Burnout - the secret of unlocking the stress cycle” by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski is probably the book I have recommended most to online counselling clients and friends alike over the past few months. I first heard about it when a colleague suggested it for our...

‘The Courage to Be Disliked’ and Alfred Adler

‘The Courage to Be Disliked’ and Alfred Adler

Today I'd like to introduce you to a book: The Courage to Be Disliked: How to Free Yourself, Change your Life and Achieve Real Happiness It's written by Japanese authors Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga and based around the theories of Alfred Adler. If you're not...

The Many Faces of Pandemic Grief

The Many Faces of Pandemic Grief

What was your year 2020 supposed to look like? How many travel and life plans did you have to cancel? How often did you feel scared, sad, overwhelmed or just completely unsure what you were (and are) feeling? This might surprise you, but what you have been feeling...

How attachment theory can improve our relationships

How attachment theory can improve our relationships

Has anyone ever told you that you have attachment issues? Over the past few years, a growing number of clients have come to me asking for counselling around relationship and attachment issues. While "relationship issues" is a vast topic, it's also pretty easy to...

The myth of positive thinking

The myth of positive thinking

In one way or another, you have probably heard it before. Why can't you be more positive? All that negative thinking is sure to bring negativity to your life. If you think about good things, good things will come your way. These are all expressions of what we can call...

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