Introductions We will be using my consulting room in Buxton which can comfortably seat six people. We will begin with a short check in with each other. Checking in involves each of us taking a few minutes to say a little about ourselves and sharing any relevant material. Sometimes we have things happening in ourContinue reading “Professional Development Group – what to expect”
The second of my short videos where I am speaking about how I think about supervision. Counsellors and therapists who are not yet qualified are at an interesting stage in their development. They are building experience and working effectively with clients and developing a sense of themselves as a practitioner. In this Vlog I’m describingContinue reading “Supervising counsellors and therapists”
In the midst of the celebrations and holidays, whether religious or otherwise, I hope that you have had the opportunity for good times spent with people you love and care about. Unfortunately for some people Christmas will have meant a host of family arguments, relationship problems, disappointments, painful memories, losses and grief. Stress at ChristmasContinue reading “Christmas Stress”
The photograph is of Barcelona one of the places Picasso lived during his youth.
R. Buckminster Fuller was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. I like what he says about a focus on need and on original purposes. And an example of the design of the universe at its best with a photograph of the Dolomites.
Some thoughts from the American philosopher and psychologist William James.
I very much like this quote from EM Forster, it reminds me of some definitions of the concept of script in transactional analysis. In TA the concept of script is that we make an unconscious life plan and live our lives accordingly. It seems to me that both and Berne and Forster were encouraging us toContinue reading “Quote of the Week Six”
In some ways I think this describes the task of therapy to work out what is known, what is unknown, explore our perceptions of what is remaining and then to see if our perception may change through that exploration.
Second quote – I’m setting myself the challenge of a quote for every week of the year. I’m often struck by the wisdom in some of the French philosophers and thinkers. From a transactional analysis perspective a way of thinking about autonomy?