A Problem Shared

“Tough love and brutal truth from strangers are far more valuable than Band-Aids and half-truths from invested friends, who don’t want to see you suffer any more than you have.” ― Shannon L. Alder.      Many clients will often express a fear of going into a group situation but, as a psychotherapist, I have seen … Continue reading A Problem Shared


Recognising Depression

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.      The treatment for Depression is not an exact science.  Treatment options around the world vary from talking therapies, alternative and complementary therapies through to the use … Continue reading Recognising Depression

Kim Edwards

     Kim Edwards is a renowned local artist, here in Suffolk.  Kim is known for her landscapes and her skyscapes, as well as her print-works.  I am very proud to be able to count Kim as a dear personal friend and it has been wonderful to watch her build her style, her reputation and … Continue reading Kim Edwards

Swap ‘Insecurity’ for Being ‘In Security’

“One of the greatest journeys in life is overcoming insecurity and learning to truly not give a shit.”  ― J. A. Konrath.        Insecurity is something that can have a very deep and significant impact upon a person.  There are many schools of thought on what causes insecurity and on how to overcome it.  … Continue reading Swap ‘Insecurity’ for Being ‘In Security’

Understanding a Gambler

“Play interests me very much,” said Hermann: “but I am not in the position to sacrifice the necessary in the hope of winning the superfluous.”  ― Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin.      As a psychotherapist, one of the issues that people come to see me for is help to overcome gambling addiction.  I have considered how gambling … Continue reading Understanding a Gambler