The Seeds of Self-Destruction

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Welcome to this month’s Blog-Spot where specialist bereavement counsellor Debbie Holder discusses the complexity of death-by-suicide from the perspective of both those who choose to take their own lives and those they leave behind. “Hope is a necessity for normal … Continue reading

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Dream work and Gestalt Therapy

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Welcome to this month’s Blog spot where UKCP Registered Psychotherapist Karen-Marie McPherson discusses the curious topic of clinical Dream Work and how a Gestalt approach to working with dreams in therapy may differ from other types dream analysis. Welcome to … Continue reading

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Shoulds, Musts and Oughts’ In Therapy

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Welcome to this month’s blogspot, where Person-Centred Counsellor Jayne Yeates discusses the pressures of the festive season and why so many of us feel stressed at this time of year. Jayne describes how Christmas can feel like a list of … Continue reading

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Unpacking the Suitcase: A Psychotherapist’s View on the Luggage of our Past

Welcome to this month’s Blog Spot where Psychotherapist Adrian Ward once again shares his enjoyment of film and television and gives a psychotherapists’ take on what is presented on screen.  Adrian has previously written on the Wim Wenders’ film “Wings … Continue reading

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What Brings People To Therapy?

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Welcome to this month’s blog spot.  Where integrative Psychotherapist Cat Buchan, discusses the fundamental question of what draws people to therapy. In the psychotherapy and counselling community, we often talk of the ‘issues’ which bring clients to us. Indeed, even … Continue reading

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Taboo Subjects? What Isn’t Talked About in Therapy

Alan McPherson Psychotherapist & Couples Counsellor   Welcome to this month’s blogspot where Integrative Psychotherapist Alan McPherson shares a professional and personal reflection of the therapeutic space and explores a common client question – is there anything I’m not allowed … Continue reading

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Understanding The Paradoxical Life of The Borderline Client; I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me. Theory and Practice

Paradoxical Life of The Borderline Client; I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me. Theory and Practice With John Monk-Steel CTA(P), TSTA (P), UKCP Reg On Saturday 24th September 2016 Working with people who have a Borderline personality condition can present practitioners … Continue reading

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Cult members are often seen as radicalised extremists, void of empathy and reason…

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Psychodynamic Psychotherapist Dianne Pole discusses the often taboo subject of cults and the people who become their members. Dianne has direct experience of working with cult leavers and has a specialist interest in the psychological impact of cult life. Dianne  … Continue reading

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Britain Divorces the EU

Britain is set to leave the EU after UK voters decided to bring an end to a relationship which spanned nearly half of a century.  The further announcement today that David Cameron has resigned as PM sent another shock wave … Continue reading

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#SAVEVAUGHAN

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Last week the Midlands counselling community was shaken to hear that the Vaughan Institute of Lifelong Learning run by Leicester University was placed under risk of closure. An article released by the Leicester Mercury on 8th June 2016 states ” … Continue reading

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