One of the strengths of The Archers radio show is that its format, 14 minutes each evening when listeners eavesdrop on the residents of Ambridge, allows for… Read more “Shula, Alistair and the Relationship Escalator”
Over recent months the bed springs sound effect on The Archers has been called out of retirement by the relationship between Lillian, whom I wrote about here,… Read more “The Archers and ethical non monogomy”
“She has her mother’s nose” “You sound just like your father” “He takes after their side of the family” From birth it seems the entire world tries… Read more “Message in a bottle”
What should you do if a friend discloses abuse as happened this week on the Archers?
Consider this client referral. They are recently bereaved, losing their mother in quite traumatic circumstances. They are considering counselling as they feel they are loosing their role in their family, and have… Read more “Frozen pizza never killed anyone.”
Content note for rape, domestic violence in the following piece The world of the Archers is often seen as middle England at its most comfortable, an everyday… Read more “When those we love hurt us.”
Every so often I try to introduce, and explain, theoretical models I find useful via my love for the radio show the Archers. If you are also… Read more “Look Forward Lillian, not back.”
Content note for domestic abuse. A note on language. In this post I use victim to denote someone currently in an abusive relationship, survivour for someone who… Read more “Coercive Control; “hidden” domestic abuse.”