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This post discusses counselling for adoption issues in the UK
Counselling and psychotherapy

Counselling for adoption issues

Counselling for adoption issues is a slightly sticky issue in England. Who is allowed to do this work? Should you speak to a counsellor or look for an adoption support agency? This post gives you a starting point.

Counselling and psychotherapy

Rediscovering personality disorder (part 2): Pluto and Pluto

This is my second post as I read, chapter by chapter, through Professor Peter Tyrer’s new book on personality disorder. The story begins In his preface to the book, that author tells us clearly that experts on personality disorder have “failed the subject”.  He wants to challenge misconceptions about personality, personality difficulties and personality disorder… Continue reading Rediscovering personality disorder (part 2): Pluto and Pluto

Counselling and psychotherapy

Rediscovering personality disorder (part 1): into the minefield

Professor Peter Tyrer’s new book on personality disorder was published recently. Fool that I am, I have decided to blog on it, chapter by chapter as I read it. Not because I have any great insight on the issue, but because blogging is my way of continuous learning, updating and re-learning. I try and summarise… Continue reading Rediscovering personality disorder (part 1): into the minefield

Research

Can social deprivation mimic autism?

Can the impact of poor reciprocal communication between a child and its care-givers appear the same as autism?

Research

Guilt, shame and suicidal ideation: childhood sexual abuse as a mediating factor

Introduction This blogpost contains brief notes by me (Juline) from a clinical perspective on the paper cited below. The notes are made for my personal use, but posted here in case they are of interest or use to others. Kealy, D., Spidel, A. & Ogrodniczuk, J. (2017).  Self‐conscious emotions and suicidal ideation among women with… Continue reading Guilt, shame and suicidal ideation: childhood sexual abuse as a mediating factor