“He’s such a narcissist” – a phrase you’ve most probably heard someone you know say. It is interesting to me how the narcissistic personality has come to symbolise what’s wrong with the modern world. The term has been thrown about a lot more since social media has taken over and it was possibly at its zenith just after Trump was elected. Hot on the lips of so many, but do we really know what it means and how it’s a problem?Read More
Hello from Berlin!
I am spending three weeks here seeing clients who I usually see on Skype. One of the greatest joys of moving back to South Africa was being able to continue sessions online with those who did not want to end therapy due to me moving away. There are ways in which I believe technology interferes with connection (e.g. the overuse of mobile phones) but I am grateful for the use of Skype, which has facilitated the continuation of my work as I have moved continents.
While I am here I have beenRead More
Why do people come to therapy?
Are people who go to shrinks ‘cuckoo’?
These are some of the questions I regularly get from people who’ve never been to therapy. I think there are a lot of myths and taboos about psychology, therapy and mental health.
Carly’s Couch is all about breaking down myths and stereotypes Read More
Therapy is the art of understanding one’s emotions. We come to the therapist’s office with our feelings, all mangled up and locked away, and if it goes reasonably well we will leave with the language to describe these phenomena and a belief in the ability to shift patterns via the tools of self-awareness.
Most importantly, therapy is about an attuned awareness to our thoughts and feelings (our internal worlds) that allows us the insight to understand how we are, why we are and how we can make more conscious and compassionate choices. Read More
As you will see on my website and in this video I specialize in something called Expat Therapy. But what is that exactly? Well today I have made a video to explain this a little bit to you. I hope you enjoy!
Is there anything Expat related that you would like me to discuss? Please get hold of me here or on social media.