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?”
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.”
Last week I attended a training event entitled “Unveiling the Psychology of Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Violence” led by Zoe Lodrick, who has been instrumental in changing… Read more “Understanding Trauma Responses”
When I was training to be a counsellor my tutor used to emphasise that the ending of the therapeutic relationship was present from the very first moment… Read more “Parting is such sweet sorrow”
In this post I explore a change to the BACP ethical framework which says counsellors should not expect clients to educate them
It is the time of year, as the Earth returns to sleep, when death seems closer to us. Perhaps then, it’s no surprise my attention was caught… Read more “Death and second chances”
One of the things i have noticed, on forums and other places where people discuss therapy is how often worries about how a counsellor perceives their clients… Read more “Who’s afraid of the big, bad, therapist?”
Is the idea of being finished holding us back from being who, and how we want to be?
How do we describe the vitally important relationship between therapist and client?
Many people are being failed by the NHS when it comes to talking therapies. Replacing CBT with Mindfulness is not the solution.