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

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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

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Can Zen or meditation assist counselling and psychotherapy?

I am sometimes asked whether meditation can help in dealing with anger, anxiety or trauma. Here's my reply....

Counselling and psychotherapy

Borderline personality disorder – is it real?

Introduction Is Borderline Personality Disorder real? Is the use of that term as a label or diagnosis damaging? It is certainly a highly contested construct. This blog post contains my notes on a Huffington Post UK article: “Borderline Personality Disorder - A Diagnosis Of Invalidation” by Dr Jay Watts. It contains elements of my own… Continue reading Borderline personality disorder – is it real?