Counselling is a process whereby one person seeks the support of another, trained, individual who will help them to try and make sense of their lives and their role in the world.


Identity development

Part of our earliest confusion about believing external authorities, rather than our own internal wisdom, comes from the fact that we can’t, as babies, question the authority of those who hold up the ‘mirrors’ in which we see our ‘selves’ reflected.

Self love and self doubt

If someone tells you, lovingly, that you think quite highly of yourself, is that a compliment or an insult? Isn't it okay to feel good about yourself and let that show? How complicated we've made things.

An identity shock

Whoa! Stop! Identity shock! The world, my world Shrieks to a grinding hold. Silence Silence.

Not the only lonely expat

Even when we don’t move around the globe, being happy all the time is not a normal human condition. Life can be really tough sometimes, but when our need to grieve, to be angry, or to experience failure is inhibited we add insult to injury.

Subpersonalities and neuroscience

We are not one unified identity but rather a collection of subpersonalities, or different selves that struggle and strive for attention and power. This has been accepted thought in psychology for a long time, but now even neuroscience is coming aboard.

Happily unhappy

Today the website of Action for Happiness was launched. Their…