In 1998, Stephen Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen, two filmmakers and a motivational speaker published a book, Fish!, based on a film that they had made about the fish sellers in Seattle’s “Pike Place Fish Market”. It is a… Continue reading →
One of Carl Roger’s three [most] core conditions is ‘congruence’. I’ve come across quite a few people using this term in ways that don’t really seem quite right, and have been trying to understand why and to think of ways… Continue reading →
Some people think that this means being very transparent to our clients… In other words, if we are having a ‘bad hair day’ we shouldn’t pretend otherwise to our clients. It is true that we don’t put on a mask… Continue reading →
Produced to support a level 4 (first-year undergraduate) course in therapeutic counselling.
The relationship between counsellors and their clients, supervisors and their supervisees, tutors and their students, and managers and their ‘team’, are all determined by the projections of one onto the other and how the other responds. What’s important (in my… Continue reading →
There’s nothing wrong with a bit of off-loading, but it doesn’t really help the client move forward in their life – “the bigger picture”. There’s an ongoing debate among counsellors and psychotherapists about the difference between the two. There isn’t… Continue reading →
Integrative psychotherapy, when the term is used properly, relates to an approach that tries to support the client while they “integrate” their body, mind, spirit, and emotions. There are a number of organisations that train therapists to work in this… Continue reading →
Life is not a straight line. Perish the thought that we should discover its meaning when we are 21 and have nothing more to learn or subsequently re-frame our perspective. Some therapists eschew the term ‘eclectic’ and I don’t really like to… Continue reading →
Does your profession expect you to use reflective practice (RP) to maintain the ability to practice? Increasingly professional bodies are seeing that attending workshops and conferences have limited long-term impact without the habit of RP. This is particularly true of… Continue reading →
A Facebook post by Debbie Bradley has raised some important points about the hypocrisy of modern education. In her (or rather her daughter’s case) this was about the gender bias of uniform rules, and how a failure to conform to… Continue reading →
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