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April 18, 2019

Many of us spend a lot of time in the pursuit of happiness, striving towards a goal of a better paid job, greater status, or obtaining the latest possession. An unfulfilled life might mean an unhealthy and unhappy life, but that's not necessarily the case. However, lac...

April 9, 2019

Attachment theory claims  that early life experiences have an enduring effect on 

personality organisation and thereby exert an influence on the development of personality 

disorders (PDs), either increasing or buffering risk. The effect of early experiences on adul...

March 12, 2019

The label is everywhere, but it's widely misused to describe anyone who offends us. The truth? 

Last winter, a friend told me she was considering a divorce. "I really think my husband is a narcissist!" she said. More recently, over brunch, an acquaintance explained his...

February 26, 2019

Think of a Narcissist like a hoarder.  In the same way that a hoarder finds comfort collecting objects a Narcissist gains comfort collecting people. They don’t trouble themselves with mundane things, like right or wrong, or other people’s feelings. To them, people are...

February 19, 2019

This is a question that I have been asked over and over, what is there or why was there a narcissist in my life? You are probably someone who has been in a toxic relationships or have family members that are narcissistic and this then causes you to question why you hav...

February 12, 2019

Your adult attachment style has developed as a result of repetitive interpersonal interactions with important caregivers or parents as children. These early interactions with significant others result in the development of expectations for how readily people are capabl...

February 5, 2019

After experiencing traumatic situations, many people find their relationships with others are affected. It is common for the overwhelming circumstances of traumatic events to influence one’s interactions with friends, family, coworkers, and others. While these reaction...

January 16, 2019

While some of us had more idyllic-leaning childhoods than others, no parent (or person) is perfect, so everyone experiences pain growing up. To varying degrees, we all come into adulthood with grievances, habits that don’t really serve us, and usually some holes in our...

January 12, 2019

The body has its own wisdom and ways of knowing, separate and distinct from that of the mind. The mind thinks while the body feels. From each of these ways of knowing we get valuable information. Just as seeing and hearing are two totally distinct senses which supply u...

January 3, 2019

Therapy involves a lot of trust. Engaging in therapy, doing the work, requires an immense amount of vulnerability and honesty. Add to that the fact that you’re doing all that work in front of someone who, a few hours ago, was close to a total stranger. Finding a skille...

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