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Sweet Dancer

23 May 2022

I was going to put all of this in one blog, but the Happy Monday blog took on a life off its own somewhat, hence, two blogs! One of the articles I refer to in the previous blog is about a CAMHS consultant who has left her role as she struggled to work within what she describes as a broken system. A link to the article is below and it is an interesting read: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/may/22/why-i-left-the-uks-broken-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-service This got me thinking about how we treat young people around their mental health and for the first time in a while I had … 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

1 in 4

10 January 2020

A client greeted me this morning with a cheery, ‘happy new decade’ as they walked into my office. I was a bit distracted as I was concentrating making their usual coffee as it was said, … Read more

Moments in Time

22 November 2019

I can’t recall the film, but I am sure I saw something once where there was a monologue that lamented about ‘moments in time’ and how things can change quickly and unexpectedly in life. It … Read more

Dr Gary Wood

30 August 2019

Please note this was written on 19th August 2019, but I have only just had time to upload it onto here. I was not expecting to write anything this week, I am on my holibobs … Read more

Grief Goshdarn it

31 July 2019

Grief. Had he not died in January, my Da would have been 80 yesterday. I can remember my family talking about what we would do to celebrate this milestone in his life a few years … Read more

My Parent. My Da.

23 July 2019

Parenthood. I had avoided all forms of responsibility during my twenties and had no real interest in developing any actual important responsibility in my personal life during my thirties. After I hit thirty I had … Read more