With protests against the no outsiders anti bullying programme, I look at what research tells us about growing up with LGBTQ parents
Remembrance and Grief
As in many towns and villages across Britain a silhouette of a solider has appeared in my village as part of the commemorations of the end of…… Read more “Remembrance and Grief”
Father knows best
Fathers Day can provoke many different emotions. Karen Pollock looks at how, and why, its important to express them
Is forgiveness necessary?
Many of us will remember as a child being told to say sorry, and mouthing the words with little understanding of what they meant. It is one…… Read more “Is forgiveness necessary?”
Compersion, jealousy and non monogomy
One of my favourite words in the English language is compersion, both for how it sounds and what it means. For those not familiar with it, it…… Read more “Compersion, jealousy and non monogomy”
The Archers and ethical non monogomy
Over recent months the bed springs sound effect on The Archers has been called out of retirement by the relationship between Lillian, who I wrote about here,…… Read more “The Archers and ethical non monogomy”
Domestic abuse takes many forms including; physical, emotional, psychological, sexual and financial, and these can often be combined. Sometimes it takes the form of coercive control, which…… Read more “Domestic Abuse”
Why doesn’t she just leave?
As a society many myths still abound about how victims should respond to abuse and violence
Working with autistic clients: An interview
Recently I was approached by two autistic people who wished to educate counsellors about autistic people, after seeing my letter to the BACP on trans conversion therapy. I would like to thank them for working with me on this piece, and, as always, thank my clients, who whilst unnamed are my greatest educators.
When #Brexit causes rifts
Image description [The European Flag, 12 gold stars in a circle on a dark blue background] Be it in the newspapers, on social media, or in people’s…… Read more “When #Brexit causes rifts”