Regulating Angst

Regulating Angst

To cope with anxiety and overwhelming experiences, many people develop distracting strategies which can lead to dysfunctional habitual patterns. It is often when poor behavioural coping becomes symptomatic that people come into therapy. Regular avoidance of...

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My Child is Refusing Access; Now What?

My Child is Refusing Access; Now What?

Mary was struggling to get her children ready to see their father, Darren, every weekend. It was always the same story. Her twelve year old would cry; she didn't want to go. However, her seven-year-old son couldn't wait to see his dad. Mary was also struggling with...

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What is a Sex Therapy Session?

What is a Sex Therapy Session?

In my previous post, “What Is Sex Therapy”, I described what a sex therapist is and the conditions sex therapy can treat. Here I’d like to share the process in which a sex therapist assesses a client and how sex therapy actually works. Initially, you'll meet me at the...

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Parent Child Reunification Therapy

Parent Child Reunification Therapy

How to improve parent child communication and relationship during families transition through Separation or Divorce... Every Friday evening, Matt would go to his ex-wife's house to pick up his daughter, Wendy, for their weekend access.  His heart was racing, and a...

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Understanding Anxiety

Understanding Anxiety

Since Covid-19 has taken over daily life, health and social anxiety has been on the rise as we adjust to a new way of living and adapt to our online world. Called, “The Shadow Pandemic”, mental health is being focused on with much more intensity than ever before. The...

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The Discipline Dilemma

The Discipline Dilemma

DR QURATULAIN ZAIDI of MindNLife looks at society's tendency to normalise the act of disciplining children by spanking them, and how we as parents can do better. "Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation."...

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On Trauma

On Trauma

Trauma is an experience we go through when we are faced with an event that is deeply distressing and overwhelms our coping abilities. This experience occurs at four levels: cognitive, emotional, physiological, and behavioural. More specifically, if we are dealing with...

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