Musicians & Perfectionism

Musicians & Perfectionism

I find that musicians have their own unique set of challenges. Musicians are often shamed into keeping quiet about their own issues such as performance anxiety and depression. They exist in a culture where people don’t ask for help and where they learn to adapt by...

Perfectionism in musicians

Most musicians grow up as perfectionists having to be better all the time. Living in a competitive environment, musicians are driven to play and create music as if their survival depends on it. It’s all about performance. This promotes normal stress and anxiety. I...

Counselling for Musicians

Counselling for Musicians! My new speciality -Coming soon! I have been a musician for over 40 years. I have a lot to offer as I combine my music and psychotherapy experiences together. I will offer coaching and therapy for bands and ensembles. I will work with issues...

Loss, loneliness and the brain

Just got back from Montpellier, France where I presented a workshop with my partner, Dr. Valerie Sim at the Integrative psychotherapy conference on “Loss, loneliness, and the brain”. A combination of psychotherapy and science. Teaching about what happens in the brain...

Men’s Issues

Traditionally, men are brought up to be strong and are encouraged to put up a wall around any sign of vulnerability. When men are unable to maintain this façade, they often feel bad, they shut down, and they hide their feelings. This can lead to defensive responses...