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”
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?”
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”
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”
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”
In this post I explore a change to the BACP ethical framework which says counsellors should not expect clients to educate them
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.
How to talk to children about news events The title of the piece comes from the Laura… Read more “Little Pitchers Have Big Ears”
I I would not usually begin a post here with a personal snap from a family album, but this has not been a usual week. As therapists… Read more “Its OK to look away.”