A Small Girl

A little girl, perhaps five or six-years old sits at a table of adults. The conversation is topical vibrant and rapid. The adults, mostly intellects. Their conversation covers art, literature and politics, some gossip is included. There is food, wine, cigarettes,...

To Publish or Not to Publish – Part 2

The approach to the co-editor went well. As a result, the co-editor and I have rekindled a twenty-year-plus acquaintance into a beautiful friendship and a mutual admiration society. You know there are those things that happen in our lives when we recall exactly where...

To Publish or not to Publish – Pt 1

Getting a book published is no mean feat. Regardless of whether that process is with a traditional publishing house or via a self-published process. I should know. I have done both. Both are scary, fraught, incongruent, inconsistent, stubborn, uncompromising … shall I...

What is Different in Psychotherapy

With the advancement and proliferation of online information, where does one begin when looking for ways to improve emotional and mental health concerns? I am constantly asked and confronted by this question. Added, there is much controversy over online content and...

A Hero and Lesson in Attending

Perhaps there is a hero hovering at the wings of many people. This might be in the form of a friend, a family member, a partner, a celebrity, a cartoon, an inspiration … or even a dog. Saydee is my canine co-worker and my hero. She has given me many lessons but she is...

Delving Deeper to Understand

I often struggle to explain the true and real machinations of psychotherapy.   Not because I don’t want to but because I have come to understand that at the end of the day it’s a lived experience.Oh yes, I can say it’s this and it’s that. I can explain we will look...

Demystifying Psychotherapy

Recently I received an invitation to attend a professional development seminar from one of my affiliated associations. I read the abstract once, twice then a third time. I was confused. It left me wondering, once more, how confused the general public must be about...

Attachment in Psychotherapy

In yet another invitation to a professional development seminar, I read something I would like to share here. This is taken from the abstract for an online webinar where the presenter Kathy Steele a psychotherapist from America beautifully articulates a difficult...

Psychotherapy through the eyes of a dog

Saydee, a dog, the main protagonist in my book, developed an old symptom. She had arrived in my care with many idiosyncratic behaviours. She also arrived looking quite tired, thin, eating disordered and had those dark circles under her eyes. As her many symptoms began...
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