Post Traumatic Growth

This post is a response to an article by Martin Seligman Building Resilience, which was originally published in the Harvard Business Review, April 2011. It seems ironic to me, that the testing ground of positive psychology became the US Army.  … Read More

Uroboros and Personal Transformation

“The lockdown happening sent me into a tailspin.  I had been working hard to get my café off the ground, healthy fresh food at affordable prices.  There was nothing like it in my local town.  We were starting to go … Read More

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Low Mood

I have had periods of low mood throughout my life.  Growing up was hard, my parents separated, and my brother and I moved between them.  We got to see them, but it was hard, it was hard on all of … Read More

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Separation and Isolation

Sometimes I dream that I am playing a game of hide and seek.  I have gone off to hide somewhere in a big house.  I find a good place and then I sit really still and wait for someone to … Read More

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Secure Base Model

The Secure Base model is intended to provide a positive framework within which therapeutic caregiving can be developed.  The aim is to help people move towards greater security and to build resilience. It was developed by Gillian Schofield and Mary Beek … Read More

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Clinical Supervision

Clinical supervision is an integral part of working and developing as a psychotherapist or counsellor. Supervision is built around the task of understanding more about another person, in this case, a client or patient.  In clinical supervision, a representation of … Read More

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Pornography and Depression

Pornography use can have a corrosive effect on both the user and on other people in the user’s life Are you concerned that you or your partner is using pornography? Do you worry that your partner is becoming more interested … Read More

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Object Relations Theory

We all carry within us a model of the world that is based upon all of the relationships we have ever had.  The people we loved in our early years, the kind of relationships we were able to develop with … Read More

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Having An Affair And Infidelity

Imagine you knew that later today your partner would be sleeping with someone else, someone you knew.  You could stop them.  But you decide that for the benefit of your marriage, and you and your wife’s sanity, you won’t.  You … Read More

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