It's always nerve-wracking picking up a book that's clouded in controversy when you're usually outspoken. Especially as a non-professional who has no lived experience when it comes to the subject matter (personality disorder diagnoses) but I'd be a bit of a wuss if I didn't share my views - for what they're worth... Although I'm … Continue reading Book Review: Taming the Beast Within
As part of my therapy, my counsellor asked me to write a metaphorical story about me, as a child, and my struggles. So this is a little story about anxiety and the upbeat parts of my personality that I wouldn't give away - the excitable parts. Would I swap my excitability if it would take … Continue reading It’s behind you!
Psychology has long fascinated me. But I never truly believed that psychological approaches would work for me in quite the way they seem to be right now. I never believed they could have a long-lasting, deep rooted effect. But much like The Pixies, Courtney Love and, sadly, Sun-In spray-on hair bleach (my locks haven't been … Continue reading Psychology – I’m a believer!
I'm neither a psychiatrist or a psychologist, but I'm a consumer of both ideas. So I reckon I can say something on the subject... Have you seen the Twitter war? The psychologists v psychiatrists war of words in 140 characters. It can be as caustic as JK Rowling v Donald Trump, except in this war, … Continue reading Psychiatry v Psychology
My mate Tom lives the life of a 90s PR. Those halcyon days when journalists had time to lunch with you at the restaurant responsible for underwriting your mortgage. In reality, me and Tom (or Tom and I, as he will no doubt correct me) were just starting out in our PR and marketing careers … Continue reading It REALLY couldn’t happen to a nicer…PR person