We’re all being encouraged to talk openly about mental health – and with good reason – but how would you feel if your openness was then used against you – to hike up the price of basic services such as travel insurance? It might sound ridiculous – if a little sinister – but that’s exactly […]

Are You Relationship Ready?

‘We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end’ – Benjamin Disraeli In my work as a counsellor, I often come across people who want to meet someone, fall in love and be in a relationship – but find that hard – despite their best efforts. This can […]

Do You Need Business Partner Counselling?

The old adage goes that a bad business partnership is like a bad marriage – but with one exception – it’s cheaper to get a divorce than to get out of a bad business partnership. I should know, I’ve been there. Back in 2006, when I co-founded a TV production company – it was the most exciting […]

Why My Blog Is Called ‘Ithaca’

When I set out to write a blog, I decided to call it ‘Ithaca’ and there’s a story behind that, which I wanted to share here: I’ve always loved Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, in which his Greek hero, Odysseus, tries to return home to Ithaca after the Trojan War. It’s an archetypal story – […]