Life’s Passion

Are you struggling to figure out what you are passionate about? Inadvertently, putting your happiness on hold because life feels so pointless? Well, you don’t have to do that. As frustrating as it might be to search and search and not find your passion, it only serves to undermine your efforts in delaying your happiness...

Relationships Reflections

You are not allowed to decide how others navigate the relationships in their lives. You do not have permission to focus on others relationships or project your thoughts and feelings about how they have chosen to respond or relate to them. We all have our reasons for being the way we are. However, if you...

Is Valentine’s Day Actually Worth Celebrating?

Valentine’s Day seems to be one of those days that persons either truly love or really hate. And just so you know, how someone feels about Valentine’s Day isn’t always a reflection of their current relationship status. Maybe for some reason you were dreading today, or you might have just been questioning like many others...

Protea Psychotherapy Complimentary Consultations

During this challenging and unprecedented time we will be happy to speak with you. We will be happy to see how we can support you through this. We have set up our online services and telephone services in such a way that you can benefit from 1 of our complimentary, non-committal online or telephone consultation. We...


I was once invited to a close friend's special occasion and on the invitation it stated 'your presence is your present'.

This statement was so profound it has stayed with me over the years


I have not cut, scratched, pinched. bitten or burned myself, I hear you say.
Nor do I have an eating disorder...
BUT... is this really so?

Did you know ‘I HATE’ how I look?

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is an anxiety disorder whereby a person is abnormally preoccupied with an imagined defect in their physical appearance that is not observable or appears only miniscule to others.


Suicide is the act of intentionally taking your own life. Suicidal feelings can range from being preoccupied by abstract thoughts about ending your life, or feeling that people would be better off without you, to thinking about methods of suicide, or making clear plans to take your own life. If you are feeling suicidal, you...

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