Despite the growing number of people in the UK who are accessing therapy there still seems to be a belief that its something which only those who… Read more “Therapists need therapy too”
I have written a number of times on the need for better regulation of counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. Given our position, where anyone, regardless of… Read more “Theraputic abuse and red flags”
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”
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?”
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.
Many people are being failed by the NHS when it comes to talking therapies. Replacing CBT with Mindfulness is not the solution.
Confused by they types of counselling on offer, and what counselling is? An accessible guide for non professionals
Recently I was privileged to attend this event organised by Gendered Intelligence for therapists and others who work with trans young people and children. As we introduced… Read more “Supporting Trans Young People Through Counselling and Therapy”
This post contains spoilers for the Pixar animation Inside Out. The latest offering from Disney/Pixar is a marked departure from the classic Disney formula. It tells the… Read more “Inside Out”
I took this photograph recently at the three day Raising the Skirt workshop. (Be aware of nudity on the link). Whilst the actual event only lasted three… Read more “Like Pebbles on a Beach”