It’s the last week of September and Autumn has cloaked us all in its many coloured rainment; the dew on the cobwebs in the morning, the fields…… Read more “As the seasons turn”
Tag: online counselling
Healing can’t tell the time
When people start counselling in the initial session I sometimes compare what might happen to picking at a scab. It isn’t a pleasant image, but then neither…… Read more “Healing can’t tell the time”
Am I normal?
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?”
Politics in the therapy room
Is it OK to bring up politics in a counselling session?
Domestic abuse takes many forms including; physical, emotional, psychological, sexual and financial, and these can often be combined. Sometimes it takes the form of coercive control, which…… Read more “Domestic Abuse”
Turning the Page: A review of 2016
It is common for clients to be curious about a therapist’s own experience of therapy. Sometimes this is a desire to build a deeper relationship than boundaries…… Read more “Turning the Page: A review of 2016”
Why New Year Resolutions need not be a bad idea
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”
Just who is educating who?
In this post I explore a change to the BACP ethical framework which says counsellors should not expect clients to educate them
Working with autistic clients: An interview
Recently I was approached by two autistic people who wished to educate counsellors about autistic people, after seeing my letter to the BACP on trans conversion therapy. I would like to thank them for working with me on this piece, and, as always, thank my clients, who whilst unnamed are my greatest educators.
Little Pitchers Have Big Ears
How to talk to children about news events The title of the piece comes from the Laura…… Read more “Little Pitchers Have Big Ears”