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Clinical Supervision for Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Clinical Supervision for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Clinical supervision is a requirement for all accredited therapists as well as those working towards accreditation and students who are working with clients as part of their training in counselling, psychotherapy and other therapy training models. There are various requirements for different accrediting bodies (IACP and IAHIP for example). …

Who am I?

Mother, Father, sister, brother, the responsible one, the fixer, the rescuer, the comedian, the negotiator, the caretaker, the addict, the child. Who are you? We all have a place in our family of origin but that may not necessarily be who we are, to our family & friends or even work colleagues. We are very …

Do Men and Women Grieve Differently? How Gender Impacts Loss

Grief Grief is a natural response that arises from losses that we encounter in life.  Many people think of grief as something that is linked to death.  Although death is the ultimate loss, we do encounter other losses that trigger grief such as loss of a job, a relationship, moving house/moving to a new area, …

Silence in Relationships

  Sometimes I get asked how to spot trouble in a relationship. It may be surprising, but it is usually not when they argue or fight, but when they do not talk at all. Meaningful interactions are the lifeblood of any relationship, and these also include intense emotional exchanges of whatever colour. A relationship can …

Schizophrenia and Psychotherapy

Schizophrenia About 2% of the population will suffer from schizophrenia in their lifetime. This rate is roughly similar across cultures and continents. Schizophrenia, a form of psychosis, is a severe mental health condition, which in previous centuries usually meant a complete withdrawal from social life and life-long commitment to a mental institution. However, there have …

OCD and Psychotherapy

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition in which people feel the need to check things repeatedly, perform certain routines repeatedly (‘rituals’), or have certain thoughts repeatedly. People are unable to control either the thoughts or the activities for any longer periods of time. Suppressing the behaviour or thoughts often causes intense feelings of anxiety …

Depression and Psychotherapy

Depression Depression usually means feeling low and lacking motivation and energy to do anything enjoyable, but sometimes it may predominantly show in disturbed sleep, a lack of appetite and other diffuse bodily symptoms. Individuals on the outside withdraw from social life, while on the inside they often develop a sense of alienation from their sense …