Picture of the book, "She Said". This post discusses stories of sexual abuse told in public and private.
Counselling and psychotherapy

Stories of sexual abuse – public and private

Starting with the book, "She Said" which details the investigative journalism behind the #MeToo movement, this post argues the on-going need for stories of sexual harassment and abuse to be told in both public and private.

This post asks, counselling or psychotherapy - is there a difference?
Counselling and psychotherapy

Counselling or psychotherapy?

Counselling or psychotherapy - is there a difference? The range of therapies available these days can be quite bewildering. Let’s look first at the question of whether to choose counselling or psychotherapy. In fact, is there a difference?  In short, no there isn't. At least, there is no agreed definition either in law or among… Continue reading Counselling or psychotherapy?

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