what I do, How to ask questions, difficult decisions

I write on topics that will help you to get a better handle on Life. Though I don’t like the term ‘self-help’, that’s the genre my posts and books fit into. All my topics are chosen to provide you with practical skills to help with ‘personal and professional development’.

This rather cumbersome term means getting to better understand yourself and using your natural talents and abilities to improve your quality of life (and work).

Unless you are some sort of egomaniac, you certainly have skills and talents which you are unaware of, or which you under-use. My job, here, as I see it, is to write and talk about this huge, untapped potential in a way that is light, accessible, and above all useful, to anyone who is interested.

As we face the inevitable trials and challenges that Life throws at us, there’s a lot we can do to alleviate our discomfort or suffering, if we only knew how. That’s where I come in. My strapline – during 30 years as a brief therapist and workplace consultant – has always been ‘Life doesn’t have to be like that’.

If you have a problem or complication in life, there’s always something you can do to improve things in some way (I originlly wrote ‘alleviate the discomfort’, but maybe, in some situations, the discomfort is a necessary part of it).

So that’s what I do (on a good day, with a favourable wind).

I’m a psychologist, coach, and therapist. All my work is aimed at enabling people to improve personal aspects of their lives and work.


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