It is probably one of the most common questions in the counselling room “Am I normal” or it’s close variation “Is what I do normal?” Perhaps it… Read more “Am I normal?”
Is it OK to bring up politics in a counselling session?
The in-house journal of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy is Therapy Today. It is sent to every member of the organisation as well as being… Read more “We expect, and need, better than this from the BACP”
I have written previously on the ethical, and professional reasons why therapists should not google their clients. It’s a feature of the power of modern technology that… Read more “Should clients Google their therapist?”
This post by a fellow curator of The Queerness crystallised something that has been on my mind for some time, whats so wrong with snowflakes? For those… Read more “What’s the problem with snowflakes?”
In this post I explore a change to the BACP ethical framework which says counsellors should not expect clients to educate them
As a society many myths still abound about how victims should respond to abuse and violence
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.
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”
Tips and thoughts on celebrating Valentines Day, for those who are monogamous, and not.