‘Some survivors of trauma are able to remember the traumatic incident through mental flashbacks, while others develop coping behaviors like dissociation, which pushes down the memory until they become so detached from it, it almost feels like it didn’t happen
Do I need a counsellor or a therapist?
We often hear the terms ‘counsellor’ and ‘therapist’ when referring to professionals in the mental health field. Although these terms are usually used interchangeably, these two professions are not the same. Yet, both professions assist their clients to work on
The concept behind Shmita and the process of “letting go”
Lately, I came across this concept of the Shmita year, while checking Esther Perel’s official social media page on Instagram. The Belgian psychotherapist, Perel, asserted how this concept can call for us all through this year that is; post-pandemic, since
5 ways to improve self-awareness
First of all, to be able to improve self-awareness, one needs to be aware that there are five elements which constitute self-awareness. These elements consist of:-
- Self-Concept; how one perceives oneself. These are formed from personal experiences, what you believe
What is transcultural counselling?
When introducing myself to new clients, it sounds like ‘Hi and welcome to your first session. My name is Franziska and I’m a transcultural counsellor.’ – Wait, what does that mean?
Transcultural counsellors in Malta have graduated from a 2-year
The Truth about Work-Life Balance
Nowadays, work-life balance can seem like an impossible task. Certainly, Covid-19 and the increase use of technology have made employees accessible all around the clock. Many working professionals often report working more hours than stipulated, which no doubt has its
3 tips to help you get the most out of therapy
When clients first come to therapy, in the first 1-4 sessions, they often ask me if they’re “a good client” or if they’re “doing therapy right”. Now, of course there’s no such thing as a bad client. As long as
For kids that grew up too quickly
A 21-year-old young man walks into my office. He looks tired, stressed-out and anxious. He had just put out his cigarette before stepping inside. His gaze wanders all over the place, his legs are jumpy and restless as he sits
I can’t seem to connect with others
I had a client I was working with for 2 years. He had come to me after already trying to work with two other therapists. During the first year, he’d come to the sessions regularly, and he would always leave
5 Ways to Listen to your Intuition
Your intuition is part of that gut feeling you feel when needing to make a decision, when something feels like the best decision you can make or even when you know something isn’t right. Despite our intuitive feelings, we still