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I Believe You – The Importance of the Counselling Relationship in Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse

Childhood sexual abuse is rarely out of the news these days.  In the last month the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse looking into what has gone wrong within institutions has been launched and members of a paedophile ring in

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Politics and change or politics of change?

I took part in an online conference on psychotherapy and global transformation a couple of days ago and I wanted to share with you some reflections I’ve had.  It was a timely conference in many ways because I have been thinking

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A compassionate approach to understanding anger and rage

I thought I’d write about anger this month because I’ve just finished reading a really interesting book on these often misunderstood emotions. How many of us think of anger as a negative emotion?   Perhaps you were raised in a family

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Domestic Abuse – Clients, Misconceptions and Counselling

I’m coming to the end of my time working at a local charity, counselling women who have been affected by domestic abuse and I’ve been taking some time to reflect on those I’ve worked with, the lack of empathy I sometimes

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Why choose person centred counselling?

In this month’s blog post I wanted to talk about the person centred approach to counselling. I offer this type of counselling because it aligns with my own views on human beings. I believe that we want the best for

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