What’s a Therapy Group Like?

Never, it’s not for me, I don’t have the confidence for a therapy group. Probably just a few of the responses you might have to the idea of being in a therapy group with people you have never met before. And sometimes it can be the very fact that you do not know the other members of theContinue reading “What’s a Therapy Group Like?”

The Importance of Hope

What a lovely Bank Holiday weekend we had in Chesterfield. The weather was great, sunny and warm with lovely blue skies.  I was fortunate in being able to escape out into the countryside and go for a lovely long walk with my dogs along the Monsal Trail. It was while I was out walking thatContinue reading “The Importance of Hope”

Adult Ego State

Here’s the final post on explaining ego states;  one of the ideas in TA I use widely with my clients and that I find really helpful in understanding ourselves and why we think,  feel and behave in the ways that we do sometimes. It was Eric Berne, the founder of Transactional Analysis who originally described an ego state as “a consistent patternContinue reading “Adult Ego State”

Valentine’s Day

As it’s only a few days away I’ve been thinking about Valentine’s Day and how for some couples it will be a lovely experience full of closeness and affirmation of their love for each and for others a disappointment and possibly a day of sadness and anger.  How many of us have dreams of aContinue reading “Valentine’s Day”