Supervising counsellors and therapists

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”

Cold, wet and miserable?

My morning’s dog walk could have been cold wet, dark and miserable. It was 7am, still very dark, raining, with quite a cold breeze. Change Perception Yet, it was really quite ok.  As I made way around one of my usual routes I found myself thinking about how much our perception can change our feelingsContinue reading “Cold, wet and miserable?”

Quote of the Week Eight

Slightly late for last week, but some interesting thoughts from about how important it is to have sense of the direction.  It reminds me of the tension many transactional analysts experience between developing a clear contract for therapy when  working with clients and allowing the space for other areas of work to emerge that haveContinue reading “Quote of the Week Eight”

How does Change Happen – Or Notice the Little Stuff.

I’ve been remembering some of my experiences of change. One that was very significant for me was a few years ago now. I had been walking my dogs first thing in the  morning and I was reflecting on my internal sense of self and how I was feeling on a day to day basis. AsContinue reading “How does Change Happen – Or Notice the Little Stuff.”

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?”

Creativity in Supervision

Art and Supervision I’m really interested in the question of creativity in supervision. As a part time artist, creativity is something I frequently reflect on. In writing this piece I want to draw on my experiences both as artist and a supervisor and therapist to share some of those reflections and thoughts about creativity inContinue reading “Creativity in Supervision”

The Drama Triangle

I thought I would write another post about an aspect of TA theory I really like, that I use with my clients and they tell me they find really helpful.. Relationship Patterns The Drama Triangle, originated by Steve Karpman, is a way of understanding the repeating patterns we can sometimes get into in our relationships,Continue reading “The Drama Triangle”