Archive | May, 2019

TSHP312: A Day in the Life of a Psychotherapist

What’s Coming This Episode? A special episode this week as we take a journey into the life of a psychotherapist. What is Sean’s routine? How many people does he tend to deal with on an (admittedly super-busy) day? All that and more this week… Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The Self Help Podcast! […]

What it takes to be a Psychotherapist

This week Ed and I had been talking about our working days and comparing the differences. This ended with him suggesting that we do this weeks podcast as a ‘day in the life’, so we have started with me as the Psychotherapist, next session we should do a day in the life of Ed. So, […]

TSHP311: The Art of Doing Nothing

What’s Coming This Episode? How good are you at shutting down? At living in the moment? At not reaching for your phone whenever there’s a gap in the conversation? A lot of us are mega-busy but, like all habits, this can be changed. Let’s talk about… nothing. Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The […]

The sweetness of doing nothing

There is something that is quite magic and something that we Brits hardly ever do, it is what the Italians call ‘The art of doing nothing’ or ‘La Dolce Far Niente’ literally translated as “the sweetness of doing nothing”.   “I learned about this concept while watching Elizabeth Gilbert’s masterpiece- Eat, Pray, Love, the other […]

TSHP310: Is it OK to show your emotions?

What’s Coming This Episode? We Brits are famously poor at showing our emotions, but why is that? Does our defensive tactic work or is it just storing up issues that we’ll have to deal with later on? Let’s dive in… Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The Self Help Podcast! Show Notes and Links […]

Showing Emotion

By virtue of what I do I meet lots of people who are very emotional. This is both men and women, though in my experience women find it a lot easier than the men. In therapy men often found it easier to work with a female therapist so that they do not feel so bad […]

TSHP309: Status Anxiety Must Die

What’s Coming This Episode? What does success look like to you? A big house? A fast car? Most of us know how to see through this, but still we chase these things. Is it healthy? What are the knock on effects? How can we counter it? Enjoy the show and take care, it’s The Self […]

Status Anxiety

This week we looked at status and what it means. To have status implies that we are standing out from the rest, that we are seen as different or more than other people, we are special. I assume that the need to feel special would mean that we do not feel special in the first […]

TSHP308: How Loyal Are You?

What’s Coming This Episode? Loyalty to our friends, families, business colleagues and to our nations. It’s obvious right? But what does loyalty really mean? To be endlessly nice to people, showering them with compliments? Or must we sometimes tell our loved ones (or bosses) what they need to hear? Huge thanks to Alison Blackler for […]


Are you loyal? What do you mean when you use the word loyalty? Is loyalty the same as honesty and integrity? This week on the show we had Alison Blackler who is both a coach and a therapist and as today, May 1st, is National Loyalty Day in the USA we decided to dive in […]