On the 5th of August Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." Valeria and her mother Caroline shared their stories about how a series of life events and trauma seduced Valeria into the world of alcohol, drugs, and eventually prostitution. In an abusive relationship, and with the threat of her son’s Read More >

Free Counselling Submission accepted by Inquiry

Today the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction officially accepted  the Free Counselling for all Kiwis: Open Submission to the Mental Health Review. Over the last three months more than 5000 people have signed the Open Submission calling for counselling and talk therapy to be provided free to all Kiwis. Organised by Psychotherapist Kyle Read More >

Why we need to end the ‘stranger danger’ myth

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... Odds are, if you're of a certain age, somewhere in your brain the words "stranger danger" are etched as a dark warning. Images of dirty old men, strangers with sweets and trench coats dominate what Read More >

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... There aren't many jobs where you would happily live in a world where your services are no longer required. But I couldn't think of anything better. It's a strange time to be a psychotherapist and Read More >

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... If you've ever spent any time on social media, you'll know that irresistible pull to jump into an argument with a complete stranger. "Don't read the comments," is commonly accepted wisdom. Yet if you do Read More >

There’s no such thing as a naughty child

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... Donald Winnicott, one of the pre-eminent psychotherapists of the twentieth century - and in having a parenting programme on BBC radio was probably also the first "media therapist" - famously said: "There is no such Read More >

The Nutters Club: What makes our blood boil?

On the 1st of July Hamish Coleman-Ross and I hosted the NewstalkZB show “The Nutters Club." We discussed, and asked callers, what makes you angry, and how can we best deal with anger? To listen to the audio of the show, it's in two parts, click the links below… Click here for The Nutters Club Read More >

Are you tired of people being ‘outraged’?

This is my column this week in the New Zealand Herald, which is published in the digital edition every Thursday... More and more recently I've been feeling like I have outrage fatigue. There's just no shortage of things to be outraged about. From the trivial: the price of avocados, to the local: Housing New Zealand Read More >

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