As a small child growing up in Benwell when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up I always had a very certain answer -…… Read more “Our backstory is never quite finished.”
Category: The Archers
The complexity of surviving
How do you support someone when they disclose childhood sexual abuse? Here I give some suggestions for friends and family
The Measure of a Man
Content Note – This post discusses the impact of childhood sexual abuse As some of you know, I am a fan of The Archers, the worlds longest…… Read more “The Measure of a Man”
Academic Archers – Achievement Unlocked
i am not a huge fan of bucket lists, they tend to assume various privileges such as not being disabled, a certain level of income, no caring…… Read more “Academic Archers – Achievement Unlocked”
An everyday story of unconditional positive regard
Many of you will be aware that for 15 minutes a day (except Saturdays) I slip away into another universe. No transporter beams or Tardises (Tardisi?) are…… Read more “An everyday story of unconditional positive regard”
Shula, Alistair and the Relationship Escalator
One of the strengths of The Archers radio show is that its format, 14 minutes each evening when listeners eavesdrop on the residents of Ambridge, allows for…… Read more “Shula, Alistair and the Relationship Escalator”
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”
Message in a bottle
“She has her mother’s nose” “You sound just like your father” “He takes after their side of the family” From birth it seems the entire world tries…… Read more “Message in a bottle”
Standing alongside Helen, what should a friend do?
What should you do if a friend discloses abuse as happened this week on the Archers?
Frozen pizza never killed anyone.
Consider this client referral. They are recently bereaved, losing their mother in quite traumatic circumstances. They are considering counselling as they feel they are loosing their role in their family, and have…… Read more “Frozen pizza never killed anyone.”