People sometimes reach the point where the future ain’t what it used to be. And if the life ahead doesn’t seem to contain what they’d assumed they’d need to be fulfilled, it suddenly seems there is no real future at all. Here I give you four ways to help clients build a sense of a […]
Articles on: Client Motivation
Not speaking our mind, not being assertive or ‘real’ with people, has consequences when it comes to our sense of empowerment. When we are authentic we can better meet our real needs, and others’ too. So how might we help clients feel more authentic and therefore more empowered and happier?
When we treat clients, we’re not seeking to change their personality. But we are seeking to help them adapt and modify troublesome personality traits. Personality can, and perhaps inevitably does, change through experience. But what exactly should we be aiming for?
Mental wellbeing is, of course, the primary focus of concern for people prone to depression and anxiety. But ultimately it’s vital for all of us. Here are just a few ideas for cultivating wellbeing day to day, to help us feel more able to cope and, dare I say it, even enjoy life in these […]
We can, and even must, use a person’s character and personality to help them thrive. Here are three ways to help you see your client clearly so you can work with them effectively.
At 19, kickboxer Sean was told by doctors he’d never fight again. Of course, he didn’t listen…
Some clients can adopt a deep passivity about their lives, expecting and waiting for things to be done to and done for them.
“But this feels insurmountable!” How I break down my clients’ therapy goals into easy steps.