Do You Love​ Your Loved Ones in the Ways They Want to be Loved?

Where do we go wrong? One of the saddest things I see time and time again in my work as a Clinical Psychologist is partners who both love each other and try their best to show this to each other, and yet neither of them feel loved and appreciated. The same thing also happens frequentlyContinue reading “Do You Love​ Your Loved Ones in the Ways They Want to be Loved?”

10 Things You Need to Know About Adverse Childhood Experiences

1. There are 10 categories of experience that are considered to have adverse consequences on the later development of children These include: Abuse: Emotional Physical Sexual Neglect: Emotional Physical Household Dysfunction: Domestic Violence Substance Abuse Mental Illness Parental Separation/Divorce Crime 2. It is possible to determine your own Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) score The ACEContinue reading “10 Things You Need to Know About Adverse Childhood Experiences”

Are You Asking the Right Questions In Your Search For a Therapist?

If you were searching the web as a consumer, looking for the best Psychologist, would you know what to look for?  If you said that you would look for someone experienced, it is a good guess, but years of experience don’t seem to make too much of a difference when it comes to improving therapeuticContinue reading “Are You Asking the Right Questions In Your Search For a Therapist?”

Divorce: Common, Tough, and Sometimes Necessary

In July 2015 my divorce was officially finalised. It was a tough decision to end the marriage, and for this reason, I have yet to speak about it on my blog, but there have been a few events recently that have made me want to speak up and share my story. The first is thatContinue reading “Divorce: Common, Tough, and Sometimes Necessary”

The Top 20 Movies of My Lifetime (10-1)

Looking at the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest American Films of All Time list that came out in 1998, the majority of films are super old. ‘Citizen Kane’ (1941) ranked at #1, ‘Casablanca’ (1942) ranked at #2, ‘The Godfather’ (1972) ranked at #3, ‘Gone With the Wind’ (1939) ranked at #4 and ‘Lawrence of Arabia’Continue reading “The Top 20 Movies of My Lifetime (10-1)”

The Top 20 Movies of My Lifetime (20-11)

A list like this is always going to be subjective, and I don’t expect others to agree with it. I still think it is worth highlighting the movies that have had a significant impact on my life and why this is the case. If you believe that something amazing is missing from the list, pleaseContinue reading “The Top 20 Movies of My Lifetime (20-11)”

My Top 20 Inspirational Quotes

20. “A Year From Now You Will Wish You Had Started Today.” — Karen Lamb 19. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” – Maria Robinson 18. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin FranklinContinue reading “My Top 20 Inspirational Quotes”

Can Psychologists and Psychics Read Minds?

A question that I often get asked when I tell people that I am a Clinical Psychologist is “Are you reading my mind, right now?” The interesting thing about the question is that it really isn’t what psychologists do. Sure, I can pick up on other people’s emotions much more than I could before I started clinicalContinue reading “Can Psychologists and Psychics Read Minds?”

6 Thinking Traps That We All Fall Into

Snow in Las Vegas – I never thought that could happen! But it did, in December 2008, when this photo was taken. Luckily an American friend warned me how cold it could get in the winter. Otherwise I would have expected it to be hot, just like the other two times that I had previouslyContinue reading “6 Thinking Traps That We All Fall Into”

Trauma – What is it and what can we do about it?

A Traumatic Experience? It was a Saturday night when I was 16 years old. I had a couple of my basketball friends stay over, and we decided to venture out around 10:30pm to meet up with some other friends a few streets away. I grew up in what I felt was a safe neighbourhood inContinue reading “Trauma – What is it and what can we do about it?”