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Spending too much, too often, goes by several names: “shopping addiction”, “over-shopping” or “overspending”, “compulsive shopping”, and “oniomania”. People even designate themselves as “shopaholics”. Definition Donald Black, a doctor and professor of psychiatry at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, describes compulsive shopping and spending as “inappropriate, excessive, and out of ... Read More

By Alistair Campbell, PhD

He who binds to himself a Joy, does the winged life destroy; He who kisses the Joy as it flies, Lives in Eternity's sunrise. (William Blake, “Eternity”)
There has been a remarkable and continuing growth in interest about the relationship between spirituality and health (physical and psychological) over the last 15-20 years. ... Read More

By Professor David Fryer Have you, one of your family or one of your close friends ever been unemployed? Have you recently counselled an unemployed person? If so, what do you know about was it like? On the other hand, have you recently read about ‘the unemployed’ in a newspaper or ... Read More

During the week of pre-wedding festivities and at the wedding itself, Clifford – the groom – was the life and soul of the party. He had agreed that the wedding could be held in the native country of his fiancé, Carlotta. His few family members and friends flew in for ... Read More

Whether clients are knowingly approaching the end of life or simply contemplating their mortality, counselors can provide support, both emotional and practical. By Lynne Shallcross The adage is famously familiar: Nothing is certain in life except death and taxes.   Few counselors moonlight as accountants, and surprisingly few counselors address the subject of dying ... Read More

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