There are times in life when we all need some support, and therapy can make a huge difference.
Our psychic lives and loves oscillate between loneliness and connection. Both can be frightening, and both are risky. I have a special interest in relationships and the dynamic between inner emotional life and interaction with the environment and other people.
I provide time-limited and open-ended psychotherapy and counselling. My approach to therapy delivery is adaptable, giving people the option of attending weekly or fortnightly sessions or using therapy on an as-needed basis.
I am a registered practitioner with the following insurance companies: AXA Health, AVIVA, Cigna, WPA, and Vitality Health.
Are you struggling during the holiday season? Therapy can help with...
· Anticipating Difficult Holiday Interactions · Managing Difficult Conversations During the Holidays · Avoiding Holiday Burnout · Creating A Better Holiday · Coping with Spending the Holidays Alone · Do You Try Too Hard to Please Others During the Holidays? · Coping with Difficult Days After a Loss · Coping with Holiday Stress Following Divorce or Separation · Do You Have the Holiday Blues? · Coping with Family Drama During the Holidays · Coping with Family Estrangement During the Holidays · Managing ADHD During the Holiday Season · Staying Sober During the Holidays · Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) · Reflecting on Past Accomplishments and Setting Goals for the New Year
• October 26th marks the anniversary of the first public protest by Intersex people in the United States.
Intersex is an umbrella term for people with variations in sex characteristics that don’t fit neatly in the binary of male or female. Some intersex people are born with varying reproductive anatomy or sex traits — some develop them later in life. About 1.7 percent of people are born intersex, according to a 2000 report by Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling.
Since the 1960s, medical convention has been that intersex variations should be “corrected,” often through a combination of painful surgeries and hormone therapy starting from infancy or before a child can consent. Fierce Intersex activists like The Intersex Justice Project have made historical progress in the fight to #EndIntersexSurgery and on 1996 Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago became the first hospital in the United States to suspend the operations.
The United Nations deems these surgeries to be human rights violations because they can have significant consequences on physical and emotional health and are performed without consent.
🖤 Why it’s okay to grieve when a public figure dies.
When a public figure dies, you may feel guilty for grieving for someone you didn't know and embarrassed that others may judge you. But it's a totally normal way to feel; death is sad.
It can be helpful to allow yourself to express your feelings to try not to worry about what others might think. This is your grief; your feelings are unique to you.
Our reactions to a famous death can also be compounded by the knowledge that lots of people around us are going through something similar, at the same time.
When there's a collective grief event, it can feel like there's more general 'permission' to feel sadness and to be openly emotional about grief in general. It can feel like a time when it's unusually socially acceptable to be openly sad and to talk about the losses in your life – recent or otherwise.
No matter how interesting we find a celebrity, or how much respect we have for a public figure, the reaction we have to their death may have more to do with ourselves than we might think.