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UKCP Election – update

December 16th, 2017

I’m very excited to have been re-elected as a trustee on the board of UKCP.  Our chair and new CEO have an inspiring vision, supported by the board, about promoting the importance of psychotherapy, about widening access to therapy, and to those…

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A day on diversity

December 3rd, 2017

I was in Canterbury yesterday to run another workshop on Diversity for counselling trainees.  A wonderfully engaged and interested group who made the day a delight, and who taught me things I hadn’t realised.  The perfect learning combination, where the teacher learns…

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UKCP election

October 4th, 2017

I’ve been a trustee on the UKCP board for nearly 4 years, and my current term is ending in December.  I’ve decided to stand again in the trustee election which is happening now – exciting things are happening at UKCP, and I’d…

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Working with Shame

September 24th, 2017

I recently developed and ran my first workshop for therapists and counsellors on working with shame.  It was a powerful experience for all of us – shame is something we find hard to acknowledge or talk about, but something which is present…

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“Threatment”

July 10th, 2017

I was typing something the other day, and accidentally typed “threatment” for “treatment”.  I saw rather quickly that there was significance in this Freudian slip, for many clients do see counselling and therapy as a threat, despite the fact that they themselves…

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Diversity and difference

May 14th, 2017

Ran another very enjoyable workshop in working with diversity and difference yesterday in Canterbury, with 21 trainee counsellors

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News

March 2nd, 2017

I am very excited to have become a Clinical Associate of Pink Therapy

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Moonlight

February 26th, 2017

Having just watched the film Moonlight, I am struck by how powerful an evocation of the fear and isolation which can be felt by anyone who is growing up knowing they are gay, but in a culture which is stigmatising and non-accepting

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Working with diversity

February 16th, 2017

I was in Kent again last weekend running a workshop on working with gender and sexual diversity for trainee counsellors.  With the impending publication of an update of the Memorandum of understanding on conversion therapy, by a coalition of organisations, it’s as…

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On being “stuck”

January 23rd, 2017

For long periods of time in our work as therapists, we find ourselves dealing with being ‘stuck’. We are working with difficult problems which our clients have been experiencing for a long time, problems which are stubbornly resistant to change. So that…

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