The elusive thing called motivation

I get so many students who come for counselling because of this elusive thing called motivation. When you need it most, it often decides to disappear. You look and look for it but can’t seem to locate it within you. It then affects your mood, you feel lousy and useless, you think you are not gonna…

The counsellor is not a mentalist

I’m a big fan of crime dramas and one of my recent favourites (apart from Criminal Minds) is the series ‘The Mentalist’. It follows the story of Patrick Jane who uses his amazing powers of observation, people profiling and uncanny ability in drawing conclusions to solve crimes in a way that no one else can….

“I just blank out!” – Exam Anxiety

Promos starts next Monday. I probably should have written about exam anxiety earlier but oh well, better late than never! Any of us can have exam anxiety (yes, even the straight A students) and a little anxiety is in and of itself not a bad thing. It’s a signal that this exam is important to us and…