This January I had the exciting opportunity to attend and present at the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology Conference in Manchester. Now I am not…… Read more “Identity – The Conference”
Kink from a Person Centered Perspective; Part 3 – Abuse
In my first two posts in this series I looked at the traditional attitudes to bdsm, and how they are changing, and in part 2 at the…… Read more “Kink from a Person Centered Perspective; Part 3 – Abuse”
Kink from a Person Centered Perspective; Part 2 – Healing
In my first post on BDSM/Kink I looked at how the traditional psychotheraptic narrative of it being harmful was not supported by either the lived experience of…… Read more “Kink from a Person Centered Perspective; Part 2 – Healing”
Working with kink/BDSM from a Person Centered Perspective; Part 1
The kink/BDSM community is one which has often had to hide in the shadows, facing judgement prejudice and discrimination. BDSM stands for bondage, domination/discipline, sadism/submission and masochism.…… Read more “Working with kink/BDSM from a Person Centered Perspective; Part 1”
Contradictions and unlearning
Learning that it is ok to be conflicted can be a vital life lesson
Why I am standing as a governor of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
More on my candidacy for BACP Governor
The sound of silence
Silence may be a valuable therapeutic tool, but its important its not the only one we use.
Half Way There
An overview of my first year on my Post Grad Diploma on Gender Sexuality and Relationship Diverse Therapy
What does non-judgemental mean?
Recently with many others I took issue with the BACP publishing a letter from Transgender Trend, an anti trans lobby group who take a non evidence based…… Read more “What does non-judgemental mean?”
Bad, Mad, and Dangerous to Know. A talk for LGBT History Month.
On Saturday I took part in the LGBT History Project NE public day, speaking on the changing theraputic attitudes to LGBTQ+ people. This is the talk I…… Read more “Bad, Mad, and Dangerous to Know. A talk for LGBT History Month.”