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Educational Idiocy

15 October 2021

My wife and I spent over an hour last night comforting a fifteen year old who was incredibly frustrated, anxious and stressed. As you may guess from his age, the main stressor was school, and more specifically, GCSE’s. My stepson is not a shrinking violet by any stretch. He is mature beyond his years and has suffered tremendous loss in his life and yet he has grown through the experience and he continues to grow into the most wonderful, intelligent and caring person. Yet last night I saw him as he was three years ago when he was being … Read more

Extreme Non Judgement!

24 September 2021

I read something interesting this morning. It hooked me into reading it by asking a question along the lines of: ‘How is arguing with people how hold extreme views going for you?’ As anyone who … Read more

Covid and Optimism – What can it cost?

14 September 2021

As someone who has been in and around psychology in some form for nearly twenty years it is always exciting when I discover something psychological that I have never encountered before. It is a real … Read more

Dog Days

15 September 2020

There is absolutely loads of research out in the world that clearly shows a link between pet ownership and mental health. The vast majority of it states that owning a pet such as a dog … Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

12 March 2020

I have just emailed all of my clients the below message around Coronavirus. Not much more to add really, but felt it was worth putting onto my site somewhere.   Dear As I am sure … Read more

Business Practicing?

25 February 2020

I am not a businessman. Ask any of my clients who have been coming to see me for any length of time and they will confirm this to you. I don’t understand marketing much beyond … Read more

Questionable Qualifications

28 January 2020

I stumbled across an interesting video on the BBC website this morning which asked the question ‘Can anyone call themselves a therapist or counsellor’. The common sense answer to this is ‘no’, obviously someone must … Read more

12 in 7

20 January 2020

I read with sadness and a truly heavy heart that an investigation into treatment of eating disorders in the NHS is such that at least twelve people have died in the last seven years because … Read more

Even the Best Things Tend to End

14 January 2020

January is a funny month for psychotherapists. They can be manic sometimes, enquiries near enough every day and several new clients can appear in the same week. Sometimes – and this is true of this … Read more

Attachment and Therapy – How Does it Work?

10 January 2020

As part of the 12 Step programme, people with addiction issues are asked to define someone or something as a ‘higher power’. This could be God (of whichever form or description you choose), or someone … Read more