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 […]

How To Mend A Broken Heart

A broken heart – few of us ever escape that one – but why is it that some people bounce back and move on whilst others are left devastated, believing they will never find love again? It’s no understatement to say a broken heart is akin to bereavement and as with grieving – there’s no […]

Look Into My Eyes

How often do you make eye contact? And I mean, proper eye contact? How often do you hold that gaze and explore the other person’s response? And how does that feel? Have you tried it and noticed that the other person pulls away or can’t reciprocate? Again how does that feel? What does it trigger […]

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 – […]