A Journey … Becoming a Psychotherapist

One person’s journey to becoming a psychotherapist … how do you even decide to become a psychotherapist? I have often wondered if you don’t choose psychotherapy, but that psychotherapy chooses you. I say this because that is how it has been in the experience in the...

Improve your Communication

There’s much talk about psychotherapy and the talking cure. We are increasingly wanting to know more about our own Modus Operandi. I am heartened to see an increase in self-exploration. And I’m not talking about a psychic card reader, or self-help workshops, nor a...

Sleeplessness

Struggling to sleep … not me … fortunately, as I don’t function well without sleep. My easy sleep habits disgust many friends. One friends calls it, ‘the sleep of the innocent’, and another, ‘just rudely fortunate’. While I am not entirely sure what it is, I am often...

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...
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