Journalism

I am a regular contributor to the Financial Times on psychological issues in business.  I also frequently contribute features and articles for TV, radio and other printed media. Selected articles are reproduced below.


How our childhoods help us make sense of work problems

How our childhoods help us make sense of work problems

The writer is a business consultant and psychotherapist. She is author of the book ‘The Man Who Mistook His Job for His Life’ People who come ...
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FT business books: August edition

FT business books: August edition

‘The Man who Mistook his Job for his Life’, by Naomi Shragai Naomi Shragai is a psychotherapist whose practice includes a lot of workplace therapy, ...
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How to deal with an abusive work situation

How to deal with an abusive work situation

Anna’s attempts to seek help from her manager in dealing with an abusive colleague proved futile. “My boss just told me, ‘He’s an idiot — ...
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Resilience key to thriving in an unpredictable future

Resilience key to thriving in an unpredictable future

It is impossible to predict the future, but it seems reasonable to assume that disruption will continue apace. This puts humans under huge psychological strain: ...
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Why work is not the right place to seek intimacy

Why work is not the right place to seek intimacy

The bitter truth, and one that many people struggle to accept, is that work will never love you back. This can be a harsh blow ...
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What drives an overachiever at work

What drives an overachiever at work

In an occasional series, a psychotherapist looks at the best strategies for navigating office politics We have all worked with — or for — over-achievers ...
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Lost in man space

Lost in man space

Laura is confronted by a desperate paradox: she is married, but extremely lonely. Her husband Nick is not having an affair, nor is he working ...
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Is your diet ruining your relationship?

Is your diet ruining your relationship?

Many women secretly believe that being thin is the solution to finding and maintaining a good relationship. But when the obsession to lose weight is ...
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Free the body and heal the mind

Free the body and heal the mind

The Alexander Technique in psychotherapy In our culture today the connection between physical and emotional problems is gaining currency. Surprisingly, the best answer to coping ...
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Love isn’t a game of two halves

Love isn’t a game of two halves

Stuff the FA Cup. A psychotherapist knows what the score is in her relationship. At the ripe old age of 49, I have finally married ...
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The Guardian


First person

First person

Naomi Shragai's Jewish father survived Auschwitz, he was there at the birth of Israel, then emigrated to live the American dream. So how did he ...
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Other Articles


Team angst

Team angst

We are all taught to believe in the power of collaboration, but what really drives the relationships that create our built environment? (from The Possible) ...
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