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About The Stoic Psychologist

"We cannot always choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them" 

- Epictetus


Hi, I'm Alex MacLellan. I'm a therapist, (student) psychologist and follower of Stoic philosophy, hence the Stoic Psychologist!
I have spent almost 10 years coaching and working with people who struggle at one time or another, either with stress, anxiety, low mood, trauma or even productivity issues and the core problem most of the people I've worked with have faced is a sense that they are not in control of their own story. When it's come down to it, everything has been about helping people regain control over the important things and start living a life that is less stressful and more fulfilling. 

I found, through my own personal journey, that the philosophy of Stoicism was incredibly well suited to helping people achieve the goal of living well. In fact, I was so interested in it, I even spent time researching how Stoic practice correlates with known psychological methods (the paper is currently submitted for publication, and you can read my original draft soon)! I have a big problem with the promotion of unvalidated, often dangerous, self-help advice out there, and it is my goal to bring both ancient wisdom and modern, validated psychological understanding to you, for you to use to live a happier, healthier life. 

The content of these videos and podcast episodes is the product of years of experience with clients, research conducted by myself and, of course, the decades and centuries of both philosophical and psychological developments. I believe that if we can learn how to build emotional fortitude and wellbeing before we find ourselves in difficulties we are much better able to handle them when they do arrive and sometimes we don't always need a therapist or coach, sometimes we just need a small nudge in the right direction to make positive change. I hope you are able to find both solutions here. This page has been created in case you appreciate the content I am creating, don't need to work with me but would like to support this project in some way. If you do I greatly appreciate it.

If you want to get in contact, I'd love to hear from you. You can reach me at [email protected] 

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.

- Carl Rogers

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1) Create a thank you video and send it to all of you who support me at the time!

2) Start a monthly Q&A with me for Silver Supporters and above! In this Q&A, I will take questions from you in the week leading up to the broadcast which I will prepare answers to and speak about first. I will also take questions from people who have not submitted anything in advance but may have questions during the Q&A. There is no limit on these questions, they can be about specific episodes or concepts covered in the podcast, situations in your life or even things you might want to know about me! These sessions will last roughly 40 minutes so there will be plenty of time for us to chat.
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