Parenting your Teenager Parenting a teenager can be both rewarding and equally challenging, however when your teen becomes violent, depressed, starts abusing alcohol or drugs, or engages in other destructive behaviours, it can become overwhelming. As a parent you may you may begin to despair over failed attempts to communicate with your child. You may […]
In a state of Trauma The American Psychological Association defines trauma as “an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, assault or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea”. We often think […]
How does Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy differ from short term therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I trained at St. Vincent’s University Hospital in the MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Here I developed a special interest in Trauma associated with childhood experiences and the way that various developmental experiences come to shape us in adulthood. Each experience shapes the way we come to function in our everyday conscious mental life as adults. […]