Published in Monaco Life As we mark International Women’s Day on March 8th, I am reminded that men have a crucial role to play in creating a gender equal world. I am one of them. I want to speak up and I hope it will encourage other men to do the same. My Leadership...
Riviera Wellbeing has added two new therapists to its team. Therapy is now available to individuals and couples in English, Italian and French speaking languages. "This is the next step in our evolution" said the founder of Riviera Wellbeing, Gavin Sharpe. "Plans...
The Wellbeing Window features at 09:00 on the first Wednesday of the month at 09:00 (CET) on The Full English Breakfast Show.
The world watched aghast this week as the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson blundered a crucial speech to the CBI. As if mixing up his papers in the glare of the world’s press was not enough, what appeared to happen next was excruciating to watch. The...
Has the pandemic changed the way we cheat? Are we having more affairs?
Riviera Radio has entered into an exciting new collaboration with U.K. psychotherapist and founder of Riviera Wellbeing, Gavin Sharpe. As part of the new format, listeners will be invited to write to the Full English Breakfast Show in advance of its airing hear their questions answered live on air. The first show airs on March 3rd, 2021 and will follow on the first Wednesday of every month.
As a psychotherapist to clients in Monaco and around the world, here’s my take on the psychological impact of the pandemic and a handful of seasonal, survival tips.
Most men would rather pluck out their eyebrows. Even the gays don’t like the idea. They are not very manly!
It’s official. Many of us are suffering from “pandemic fatigue”. According to the World Health Organisation, up to 60% of Europeans are apathetic, exhausted and stressed. Apparently, we are becoming increasingly frustrated with government restrictions and growing...
What can Covid-19 teach us about managing financial anxiety? How do you relate to money? Understanding that is the key to managing our financial stress.
A discussion about the perils of addiction. Can we be addicted to anything? How do we help an addicted loved one? How does addiction therapy work?
Have you ever been unfaithful…over money? What does money mean to you? A lively discussion around how money shows up in our relationships and all aspects of our lives. Financial infidelity, gambling, workaholism and other financial disorders are covered.
Given the sale of sex toys is at an all time high, it is likely that many of us are having more sex. Confinement is not all bad.
As a psychotherapist, I am awarded a privileged and unique insight into other people’s lives. Please don’t be fooled that we are all conquering new heights while confined in our homes. It’s just not the case. In fact the popular mantra that the virus has been sent to us so that we can save ourselves and the planet has left many of us feeling inadequate.
Our emotional health and our physical wellbeing, specifically our immune system, are linked. If we do not start to educate ourselves about this link, I believe we will win the battle against the coronavirus but we might emerge less healthy than when we entered the pandemic crisis.
Gavin Sharpe, a UK qualified psychotherapist, relationship and sex therapist and founder of Riviera Wellbeing in Monaco, shares his advice about how to manage your relationship during this period of confinement [video width="852" height="480"...
UK psychotherapist and Monaco resident Gavin Sharpe discusses how we can manage anxiety and negative thinking and survive the coronavirus lockdown.
When we walked down the aisle full of hope and gushing with emotion delivering our forever vows, we probably didn’t include: “I promise to love you even when confined to a small space 24 hours a day in a lockdown caused by a global pandemic.” Full marks if you did...
As the coronavirus increases its grip on many of us and several cities and towns across the globe collapse into lockdown like a pack of dominos, many of us are waking up to a world of social distancing, quarantines and self-isolation. We have at least one major...
In November 2019, Gavin appeared as a guest on The Full English Breakfast Show on 106.5 Riviera Radio. In this interview, Gavin answers questions from listeners and talks about love, relationships, addictions… and Donald Trump!
It feels good making someone happy. But what happens when making others happy becomes a full-time job? What happens when the need for approval from others overtakes our own needs? The answer is that it becomes a disease.
UK psychotherapist Gavin Sharpe discusses the impact on children who discover pornography online and the effect on adolescent boys and girls respectively.
How was your childhood? As a psychotherapist, this is one of the first questions I ask every new client. You might be surprised by the answer. In this article Gavin Sharpe discusses the impact that our childhood has on our adult lives and how we often falsely recall our childhood memories.
In this podcast, Gavin Sharpe talks with entrepreneur Antonia Beau-Brown about relationships and life and how to get support in the Riviera.
Gavin appeared on Blog Talk Radio in the U.S. to discuss the role that denial plays in addiction, and specifically in sex addiction.
Harvey Weinstein’s wife, Georgina Chapman, has broken her silence with an interview in Vogue. She does not wish to be viewed as a victim. She has described herself as “naive” and “broken”. She never had any idea what was going on.
The #MeToo movement has a new advocate: Monica Lewinsky. In an interview with Vanity Fair this month, the former intern who had an affair with sitting President Bill Clinton has written about her PTSD, and the need for trauma therapy to enable victims of sexual harassment to survive and recover.
This week, Anne Robinson expressed “despair” with “modern women” who remain silent over incidents of sexual harassment. She deemed women today as “fragile.” It appears we just don’t make women the way we used to. Her solution is that women should not tolerate it.
As a psychotherapist, I treat clients suffering from sex addiction(yes, it is real) – and I’ve been approached a few times by people asking my opinion on Harvey Weinstein, who has of course claimed to be suffering from the same thing.