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”
Yesterday I had the great pleasure of attending, and speaking at, the LGBT History Project North East conference. It was a whirlwind of a day, where academics… Read more “LGBT History Project North East: Making History”
It seems, from looking around at the various self help guides and blogs at this time of year that New Year resolutions are not looked upon fondly.… Read more “Why New Year Resolutions need not be a bad idea”
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?”
Self care is an important part of maintaining good mental health, but for some it is becoming an additional burden in over busy lives
How do we describe the vitally important relationship between therapist and client?
Ambiguity is for so many people a problem, a challenge, and something to be resisted. Whilst traditional psychoanalysis may be out of favour with many I am… Read more “Moving past binary thinking”
What should you do if a friend discloses abuse as happened this week on the Archers?
Confused by they types of counselling on offer, and what counselling is? An accessible guide for non professionals