Working with distress around gender identity and sexual orientation – a person centered approach
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”
I know that the decision to return home for Christmas can be difficult for many different people, here I look at ideas aimed at LGBT folk, but which might be useful more widely
What is walking therapy and how can it help you?
This post discusses the impact of child abuse, so please exercise self care whilst reading, and afterwards if the content may be triggering or upsetting to you.…… Read more “The impact of childhood sexual abuse on gender and sexuality diverse survivors”
Silence may be a valuable therapeutic tool, but its important its not the only one we use.
Attending a workshop on death was an opportunity to consider the conversations we fear to have
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?”
Fathers Day can provoke many different emotions. Karen Pollock looks at how, and why, its important to express them
Many of us will remember as a child being told to say sorry, and mouthing the words with little understanding of what they meant. It is one…… Read more “Is forgiveness necessary?”